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Research Orientation Classes

General Information

Science Reference Services offers several onsite research orientation sessions to science researchers. Please note the following information that applies to all sessions:

  • In order to attend these sessions, you must obtain a Reader Identification Card prior to attending. Learn more at the Reader Registration page.
  • Individuals requiring accommodations for any of these events are requested to submit a request at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or [email protected].
  • Register using the appropriate registration link provided below for each session.
  • Patrons are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes prior to the orientation. Seating is available on a first-come basis.
  • Please meet the instructor in the 5th floor elevator lobby of the John Adams Building.
  • If you have any questions please Ask a Librarian.

Tour of the Science & Business Reading Room

Regularly scheduled tours providing an overview of the Science and Business Reading Room services and collections are offered to the public on the first Wednesday of every month from 11:00-12:00. Specific dates are provided on the registration page.

To register, please go to Eventbrite.

Science Research Orientation

The Science Research Orientation provides an overview of reading room services as well as guidance in locating print and electronic resources used for science research. This class is designed to introduce you to research at the Library, navigating the online catalog, and highlighting resources specific to science research. Class sessions are interactive; we love it when you bring your questions with you!
These orientations are offered on the first Wednesday of every other month from 12:00-1:00 pm with the first class offered in February. Specific dates are provided on the registration page.

To register, please go to Eventbrite.

Beyond the Basics: Discovering Historical Science Collections at the
Library of Congress

Bi-monthly sessions of Beyond the Basics provide an overview of the unique science collections at the Library of Congress and how you can find these rare and obscure materials. Each session includes suggestions on how to conduct research on science at the Library; and an overview of useful electronic resources for this topic, including subscription databases. Class sessions are interactive; we love it when you bring your questions with you!
The class is offered on the third Wednesday of every other month from 11:00 am to 12 noon, with the first class offered in February. Specific dates are provided on the registration page.

To register, please go to Eventbrite.

Last updated 12/26/2017.

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