The Interior Library provides a full range of professional reference and research services, available to Interior employees in both the Washington, DC, area and nationwide. The collections include Departmental publications, as well as related books, journals, electronic databases and other resources that support the mission of the Department, its agencies, and bureaus.
A new temporary Interior Library is now open in Room 2262 of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building. Due to the modernization of wing 1 of the building, the Interior Library's historic Reading Room and stack areas have been closed to patrons.
Surrender in Tokyo Bay: The Final Chapter of World War II
Tuesday, September 15, 2015, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
On the gray, overcast morning of Sunday, September 2, 1945 in Tokyo Bay, General of the Army Douglas MacArthur strode to the microphone on the quarterdeck of the USS Missouri. Opening remarks, befitting the solemnity of the moment were made before the sailors and officers gathered for the occasion. Reporters, scribbled furiously in their notebooks, others with their cameras flashing, found any precipice upon which to overlook, or hang from, not unlike trapeze stunts in order to get the perfect picture.
Compiling a Federal Legislative History: A Step-By-Step Example for Beginners
Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
In order to find the legislative intent of a bill or public law, researchers need to compile reports, testimony, debate, and other materials related to that piece of legislation to find keys as to what Congress hoped to accomplish by passing the bill. The final compilation of all these materials provides the researcher with a "legislative history" of the bill or law in question and hopefully will answer the question of what Congress intended with this legislation.
Others must come to the Interior Library to use these databases, or contact a Reference Librarian for assistance.
To help you determine whether and where a needed journal is available online, we provide this complete, searchable alphabetical list of titles. If you're not sure where to find a journal online, try this list first.
The list combines the full-text journals and other periodicals in all the database services to which the Library has access.
Also included are some single subscriptions as well as some journals freely available on the Internet. Most entries include coverage dates, and all entries have links directly to the journal.
Please direct your questions on database searching strategies to a Reference Librarian.
As a member of the Federal Depository Library Program, the Interior Library provides local, no-fee access to Federal government information in an impartial environment with professional assistance. Anyone can visit Federal depository libraries and use the Federal depository collections. The Interior Library has received Federal depository materials since its designation in 1895.