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.
Hush'd Be the Camps Today: Walt Whitman & the End of the Civil War
Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
The Civil War had a profound effect on the great American poet, Walt Whitman, who found himself in the nation’s capital at the height of the conflict. He came to Washington in an attempt to locate his brother who was serving in the Union Army. While in Washington, Whitman made dozens of small notebooks from paper and ribbon to carry with him as he visited wounded Civil War soldiers in area hospitals between 1863 and 1865.
Useful Federal Resources on the Web
Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
While the Internet can be a great resource for federal documents, it is often difficult to know what trustworthy sites to go in order to find the official materials that you are looking for. Many websites proclaiming themselves to be an authoritative source for federal government information actually have out of date or just factually incorrect information. Finding those that are relevant and reliable can often be a difficult task.
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.