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, March 19th 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 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 for the program is limited so please go to the following link to register:

https://docs.google.com/a/nbc.gov/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDVHQUhwT3h4aVJURm14VVV0amR6SlE6MA#gid=0

Please note that this class is also being offered to remote users as a simultaneous online webinar. Please indicate on the online registration form if you wish to obtain information about webinar access to this program.   

You may also contact the Library by phone at (202) 208-5815 or by e-mail at library@ios.doi.gov for more information about this program.  For information about future DOI Library Training Sessions, we encourage you to visit our TrainingSessions website at http://www.doi.gov/library/programs/training.cfm.

We hope that you can attend either in person or virtually on March 19th!


George Franchois
Director - U.S. Dept. of the Interior Library
Office of the Secretary - Office of Facilities and Administrative Services (OFAS)
1849 C Street, NW, MS 1151
Washington, DC 20240
E-Mail: [log in to unmask]doi.gov
Phone: (202) 208-3796
Fax: (202) 208-6773
Library URL: http://www.doi.gov/library
OFAS URL: http://www.doi.gov/ofas