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.
The Library's own collections include some 200,000 current and historical publications.
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.
Centennial Voices: Oral History and Leadership Development in the National Park Service
Thursday, September 29, 2016, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
One of the stated goals of the celebration of the National Park Service’s Centennial is to "connect with and create the next generation of park visitors, supporters, and advocates." Park Service historians have been assigned the task of creating plans and programs demonstrating that history and historical thinking are as relevant to the agency’s future as to its past. One of the ways they are doing so is by using oral history training, project planning and interviewing to capture the knowledge and remembrances of those associated with the Park Service.
EBSCOHost's Academic Search Premier Database: Introduction and New Features
Thursday, October 6, 2016, 2:00 - 3:15 pm
EBSCOHost’s Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary database originally designed for academic institutions but also now commonly seen in many federal libraries. With a large collection of peer-reviewed full-text journals, the database offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: computer sciences, engineering, biology, history, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.
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.
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.