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.
All Park Ranger Talks scheduled in 2016 will be held in the Rachel Carson Room, which is located on the ground level of the Stewart L. Udall Department of the Interior Building. Other training sessions will be held in the temporary library in Room 2262.
The Frederick Douglass National Historic Site
Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 1:00 - 1:45 pm
Born into slavery in 1818, Frederick Douglass escaped as a young man and became one of the most prominent voices in the abolitionist movement. He was well known internationally for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writings. He stood as a living counter-example to slaveholders' arguments that slaves lacked the intellectual capacity to function as independent American citizens. In 1877, Douglass purchased an estate in Anacostia, which he named Cedar Hill. There he led a very active life, continuing to give speeches and publish writings.
Legislative History Research Using Library Resources
Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 2:00 - 3:15 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. Attendees will learn how to use print and electronic resources available in the DOI Library to conduct legislative history research.
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 email@example.com for directions to the Library or for information on how to register for webinar access to the class.
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.