Interested in how to do Business Research at the Library of Congress? Attend our Virtual Business Research Orientation on May 12, from 1-2 pm!
The virtual Business Research Orientation provides an overview of resources and services for business research, with an emphasis on Library of Congress tools and search strategies that can be used from home. This class is designed to introduce students, librarians, researchers, and entrepreneurs to research at the Library, navigating the online catalog, and highlighting resources specific to business research. Afterwards, try out your skills with a Business Research Scavenger Hunt using Library of Congress resources. You’ll be able to send chats throughout the presentation; we love it when you bring your questions with you!
Library of Congress business research and reference specialists will also be highlighting freely available online business resources accessible anywhere with an internet connection as well as resources available via a subscription or library license either onsite at the Library of Congress or at other libraries.
If you cannot attend the class, check out some helpful videos on using the Science and Business Reading Room and the Library of Congress. We hope you will be able to join us by registering for one of our upcoming sessions.
Register for this May session, and you’ll receive the link to join the webinar. 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].
*You will receive a Zoom link prior to the webinar*
Communication during war is essential and during World War I the U.S. Army needed switchboard operators. More importantly, they also needed operators who spoke French and English fluently.
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Interested in how to do business research at the Library of Congress? Come to our Virtual Business Research Orientation on March 10, from 1-2 pm!
Many early African American insurance companies focused on industrial insurance or burial insurance and employed people in the community to sell and administer insurance contracts. Explore our resources related to African American insurance industry, including founders like Aaron McDuffie Moore, John Merrick and Charles Clinton (C.C.) Spaulding.
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