It takes around 838 miles of bookshelves to hold the vast collections of the Library of Congress. Somewhere, deep in the bowels of the closed stacks under Capitol Hill or in an off-site storage facility, there may be a resource that will help you get closer to answering your questions. As a researcher, your entry into the Library of Congress business collections is through the online catalog, the electronic resources catalog, and most importantly, talking with a reference librarian!
Business Reference Services offers a regular Orientation to Business Research at the Library of Congress. The next upcoming class is on November 1, 2017. This class, taught by Business Reference librarians, is designed to introduce you to research at the Library, navigating the online catalog, and highlighting resources specific to business research. Our subscription databases are often of great interest to business researchers, so we also talk about electronic resources. Class sessions are interactive; we love it when you bring your questions with you! Depending on attendees’ interests and questions, we might, for example, go into detail about how to research companies or resources for starting businesses.
Business Research Orientation will be offered 2 more times in 2017 (future dates are to be determined):
- Wednesday, November 1, 12:00-1:00 pm
- Wednesday, December 6, 12:00-1:00 pm
- Location: 5th Floor Adams Building, Library of Congress
You can register online from our homepage.
Please be aware that this class takes place in-person only. We apologize that we cannot accommodate virtual attendees at this time.
Contact us via Ask-A-Librarian or call 202-707-7934 during business hours to speak with a librarian.