The Interior Library offers regular training sessions to introduce DOI employees and others to its services and to the information sources it makes available, either on employees' desktops or in person. These training sessions are usually held in the Training Room of the Interior Library.

To register for a future training session, please click here. For more information about our training sessions, please contact the Interior Library by phone at (202) 208-5815 or e-mail at

Additional training sessions will be posted as they are scheduled. Please check this page regularly for changes or updates.


Upcoming Programs

WestlawNext: Introduction and New Features
Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 10:00 am - 11:15 am

Thomson Reuters WestlawNext online legal research service permits users to search for legal, legislative, news, and business content without first selecting a database, allowing one to click checkboxes to select the jurisdiction and nature of material wanted. Its search algorithm, referred to as WestSearch, is perhaps the world's most advanced legal research engine, executing a federated search across multiple content types. Users can enter descriptive terms or Boolean connectors and select a jurisdiction. WestlawNext also supports retrieving documents by citation, party name, or KeyCite reference. An overview page enables users to see the top results per content type, or to view all results for a particular content type. Filters can be applied to refine the result list even further. WestlawNext also provides folders for storing and sharing portions of the research selected by the user. Those attending this class will be shown how to maneuver through WestlawNext’s user-friendly platform and utilize its resources and features to retrieve, store and share the search results they need.

Please Note: This program will be held in the new temporary Library, located in Room 2262 of the Stewart L. Udall Department of the Interior Building. It is also being offered to remote users as a simultaneous online webinar. Please contact the DOI Library by e-mail at for directions to the Library or for information on how to register for webinar access to the class.

EBSCO's Science and Technology Collection Database: Introduction and New Features
Thursday, January 21, 2016, 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

EBSCO’s Science and Technology Collection contains more than 800 full-text journals covering relevant aspects of the scientific and technical community. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 1,800 journals. Topics include biology, chemistry, computer technology, geology, aviation, physics, archaeology, marine sciences, and materials science. This collection contains many scholarly journals including American Scientist, Archaeoastronomy, Astronomy & Geophysics, Biological Cybernetics, International Journal of Atmospheric & Ocean Science, Journal of Applied Microbiology, Journal of Theoretical & Computational Chemistry, Plant Biotechnology Journal, Quarterly Review of Biology and many more. An EBSCO trainer will guide attendees through this database, reintroducing attendees to its resources and offering search hints and strategies that can help users find the information they need.

Please Note: This program will be held in the temporary Library, located in Room 2262 of the Stewart L. Udall Department of the Interior Building. It is also being offered to remote users as a simultaneous online webinar. Please contact the DOI Library by e-mail at for directions to the Library or for information on how to register for webinar access to the class.