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Hi Everyone -

I just wanted to send an e-mail to invite you and your staffs to the
Department of the Interior Library on Wednesday, August 22nd from 2:00 to
3:15 pm for a training session entitled "The ProQuest Congressional
Database: Introduction and New Features," part of our series of free
training sessions at the DOI Library.

The ProQuest Congressional service (available to DOI employees at their
desktops through the Library’s website), provides users with efficient,
targeted access to a comprehensive online collection of historic and
current congressional information. This collection includes the full text
of congressional publications, finding aids, a bill tracking service, and
the full text of public laws and other research materials to enable both
novice and experienced researchers to complete many types of research
projects using a single, user-friendly interface. Attendees to this class
will learn how to access and use digitized collections of these materials;
featuring searchable access to current and historic Congressional reports,
Congressional hearings, Congressional Research Service (and earlier
Legislative Reference Service) reports, as well as Congressional Committee
Prints. They will also be shown the new ProQuest Congressional search
platform and learn search techniques that can be used to locate digitized
copies of these materials essential in conducting thorough legislative
history research. This program will be conducted by a ProQuest trainer.

All that are interested are invited.  The DOI Library is located in the
Main Interior Building, located at 1849 C Street, NW, Room 1151 in
Washington.  Space is limited so please contact the Library by phone at
(202) 208-5815 or by e-mail at [log in to unmask] to let us know you will be
coming.    Please Note: This class is also being offered to remote users as
a simultaneous online webinar via WebEx. Please contact the DOI Library by
e-mail at [log in to unmask] for information on how to register for WebEx
access to the class.

For more information about future DOI Library Training Sessions, we
encourage you to visit our Training Sessions website at
http://www.doi.gov/library/programs/training.cfm.

We hope that you can attend either in person or virtually on August 22nd!


George Franchois
Director
U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
1849 C Street, NW, MS 1151
Washington, DC  20240
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Phone: (202) 208-3796
Fax: (202) 208-6773
URL: http://library.doi.gov