The Library offers Saturday orientations/classes and sometimes Business Reference takes their turn. Instead of doing our general Business Research Orientation, we are teaching So…you want to research old companies at the Library of Congress. We have given this class before and because there was interest, we are doing it again on November 30.
While the class is primarily about using the Library’s resources to do historical research on companies, some of the resources we cover aren’t necessarily specific to the Library, so if you can come, you may be able to take what you learn back home and see if your local public libraries and historical societies have resources that can help with this type of research. We plan on covering print and electronic sources – both free and subscription – as well as giving a few tips and tricks picked up over the years.
This is an in-person class (sorry, no webinar but some of what we cover can be found on our guide) that starts at 10 am in room LJ-139B – which is just around the corner from the Reader Registration station in the Jefferson Building. If you want to attend or just want a break from Thanksgiving weekend Christmas shopping, you can sign up on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saturday-research-orientation-business-reference-services-registration-37321017167 and pick November 30.
Note: Request ADA accommodation five days in advance at 202.707.6362 or [email protected]
Covent Garden Market was, and is, a beehive of activity. It sits near the Royal Opera House, St. Paul’s church, and the Theater Royal (on Drury Lane) and is only a short walk from Waterloo Bridge. Today it houses a number of shops and restaurants and is one of those places that everyone going to […]
This post was written by Business Reference librarian Natalie Burclaff. Recently I received a question from a researcher wondering about the price of a commodity one could purchase in a pharmacy in the late 1800s. The question led me to the drug store supply industry at the turn of the 20th century and to our […]
This post was written by Lynn Weinstein, Business Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. For decades, General Electric (GE) has been a company deeply connected to America’s daily life. It had been the last of the founding members of the Dow since it was created in 1896 until it was removed in […]
This is a second post about updates for Business Reference guides, and this post features guides for those studying the fashion industry and beauty business. I hope that both of them can help those doing research on the current state of the industry, but both also include resources for those wanting to look at the […]
This post was written by Business Reference librarian Natalie Burclaff. In the business world, unicorns are private startups valued at over one billion dollars. However, if you search for books with the subject of unicorns in our collections, you’re more likely to find titles like Unicorns: The Myths, Legends and Lore or Unicorns and Other […]
We wanted to do a series of short posts about happenings on the Business Reference web page, specifically about our research guides. First, I wanted to mention that we recently published a new guide LGBTQ+ Resources in Business and the Workplace that includes materials on the issues that affect the economic circumstances of the LGBTQ+ […]
This post was written by intern Zachary Bernstein. How do you conduct research in the biggest library in the world, housed in three buildings and in over twenty reading rooms? That was the question I set out to answer as I began to explore the Library of Congress during the first few weeks of my […]
This post was authored by Lynn Weinstein, Business Reference Librarian in the Science, Technology, and Business Division. In 1865, the American Civil War ended and the Reconstruction era began. On March 3rd of that year, an act to incorporate the first black savings bank, Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company (The Freedman’s Bank), was approved. The […]
This post was written by Junior Fellow Brayden Kelley. I know you’ve heard the saying, “Never mix business with pleasure.” That is one of the most frequent life lessons pressed upon me throughout my fledgling years. However, here at The Library of Congress, that idea could not be more incorrect. I am only a few […]