Events at the Library of Congress

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

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    Asian Reading Room Research Orientation Wednesday
    June 26, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    This research orientation class serves as an introduction to the Asian Division’s collections and provides guidance for conducting research in Asian studies at the Library more generally. The class begins with a brief overview of the Asian Division’s history and a survey of its seven collections: Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Mongolian, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Tibetan. Asian Reading Room

Saturday, June 29, 2019

  • Event | courses and workshops
    Saturday Research Orientation [Hispanic Division] Saturday
    June 29, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
    Research orientation classes, taught by reference librarians and dealing with many aspects of using the Library and the collections will now be taught on Saturdays. Main Reading Room

Monday, July 1, 2019

  • Event | courses and workshops
    General Research Orientation [Monday Evenings] Monday
    July 1, 2019
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
    The "Research Orientation to the Library of Congress" course is designed as a basic introduction for researchers using the Library of Congress collections and resources. Main Reading Room

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

  • Event | courses and workshops
    Newspaper & Current Periodical Research Orientation (Tuesday mornings) Tuesday
    July 2, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
    This course is taught by our reference specialists and is designed as a basic introduction for researchers using the Newspaper & Current Periodical Reading Room's collections and resources. Newspaper & Current Periodical Reading Room
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    European Reading Room Research Orientation Tuesday
    July 2, 2019
    10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
    The European Reading Room should be the starting point for readers and researchers whose interest relates to European countries, including the Russian-speaking areas of Asia, but excluding Spain, Portugal, and the British Isles. The Reading Room is staffed by multilingual reference librarians who can direct you to the materials you need and answer reference questions related to the European collections. European Reading Room

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

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    Business Research Orientation Wednesday
    July 3, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
    The Business Research Orientation is an on-site clas providing an overview of reading room services as well as guidance in locating print and electronic tools used for business research. This class is designed to introduce you to research at the Library, navigating the online catalog, and highlighting resources specific to business research. Class sessions are interactive; we love it when you bring your questions... Science & Business Reading Room

Monday, July 8, 2019

  • Event | courses and workshops
    General Research Orientation [Monday Mornings] Monday
    July 8, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
    The "Research Orientation to the Library of Congress" course is designed as a basic introduction for researchers using the Library of Congress collections and resources. Main Reading Room

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

  • Event | courses and workshops
    Newspaper & Current Periodical Research Orientation (Tuesday mornings) Tuesday
    July 9, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
    This course is taught by our reference specialists and is designed as a basic introduction for researchers using the Newspaper & Current Periodical Reading Room's collections and resources. Newspaper & Current Periodical Reading Room
  • Event | courses and workshops
    European Reading Room Research Orientation Tuesday
    July 9, 2019
    10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
    The European Reading Room should be the starting point for readers and researchers whose interest relates to European countries, including the Russian-speaking areas of Asia, but excluding Spain, Portugal, and the British Isles. The Reading Room is staffed by multilingual reference librarians who can direct you to the materials you need and answer reference questions related to the European collections. European Reading Room
  • Event | courses and workshops
    Hispanic Reading Room Research Orientation Tuesday
    July 9, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
    Sign up for our research orientation and learn about the Hispanic Reading Room services and collections. Orientations are offered to the public the second Tuesday of every month from 11:00am-12:00pm. Those attending should obtain a Library of Congress Reader Identification Card prior to the session. For more information about reader's cards, see: http://www.loc.gov/rr/readerregistration.html. Hispanic Reading Room
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    Prints & Photographs Research Orientation Tuesday
    July 9, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
    Come learn about the resources of the Prints and Photographs Division. One of the division’s reference librarians will provide an overview of the wide range of pictorial materials in the Prints and Photographs Division and will instruct researchers 16 years of age and older on how to make the most of its online resources and future visits to the reading room. Prints & Photographs Reading Room

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

  • Event | courses and workshops
    Genealogy Research Orientation Wednesday
    July 10, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
    Orientation classes, taught by reference librarians, are offered regularly. The "Resources for Genealogical Research at the Library of Congress" course is designed as a basic introduction for genealogical researchers using the Library of Congress collections. Main Reading Room

Saturday, July 13, 2019

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    Saturday Research Orientation: General Research Saturday
    July 13, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
    The Saturday orientations are themed and focus on providing researchers an opportunity to learn more about the Library, its collections, expertise, services, and programs. Main Reading Room
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    Saturday Research Orientation [Genealogy] Saturday
    July 13, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
    Research orientation classes, taught by reference librarians and dealing with many aspects of using the Library and the collections will now be taught on Saturdays. The Saturday orientations are themed and focus on providing researchers an opportunity to learn more about the Library, its collections, expertise, services, and programs. Each month at least one "Research Orientation to the Library of Congress" course is taught. Main Reading Room

Monday, July 15, 2019

  • Event | courses and workshops
    General Research Orientation [Monday Mornings] Monday
    July 15, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
    The "Research Orientation to the Library of Congress" course is designed as a basic introduction for researchers using the Library of Congress collections and resources. Main Reading Room

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

  • Event | courses and workshops
    Newspaper & Current Periodical Research Orientation (Tuesday mornings) Tuesday
    July 16, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
    This course is taught by our reference specialists and is designed as a basic introduction for researchers using the Newspaper & Current Periodical Reading Room's collections and resources. Newspaper & Current Periodical Reading Room

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

  • Event | courses and workshops
    Beyond the Basics, Discovering Historical Science Collections at the Library Wednesday
    July 17, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    Beyond the Basics provides 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. Science & Business Reading Room
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    Caught in the Web? Business Tools That Help Wednesday
    July 17, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
    This onsite class is intended for the beginning and intermediate level researcher and will provide an overview of freely available online tools for business research. Topics discussed in the class include: effective use of online search engines, the importance of the deep web, identifying reliable sources of business information, and more. Science & Business Reading Room

Saturday, July 20, 2019

  • Event | courses and workshops
    Saturday Research Orientation [Manuscript Division: The Founders] Saturday
    July 20, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
    Join Manuscript Reference Librarian Edith Sandler in a discussion of how to navigate the online collections of Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and others. This session will also include discussion of the women who were part of the movement for independence, and other lesser-known figures from the period. We will also discuss how to navigate online collections and those that may only be... Main Reading Room

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

  • Event | courses and workshops
    Orientation to Law Library Collections Tuesday
    July 23, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
    The Orientation to Law Library Collections class is designed to give attendees an introduction to the Law Library of Congress collections (print and online) and services. As the largest law library in the world, with resources covering U.S. federal and state laws and foreign legal materials, techniques for locating the items will be explained. Reference services and research reports and guides will be explored. Law Library Media Center
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    Research Orientation: Serial & Government Publications Division Tuesday
    July 23, 2019
    10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
    Designed as a basic introduction for researchers and staff. Tour the reading room and learn about our favorite databases. This course is taught by our reference specialists and is designed as a basic introduction for researchers using the Newspaper & Current Periodical Reading Room's collections and resources. Each hour-long session includes a tour of the N&CPR Reading Room, procedures on how to locate and... Newspaper & Current Periodical Reading Room