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Books of the Month!

This book by C. Fred Bergsten and Joseph E. Gagnon--two leading experts on trade, investment, and the effects of currency manipulation--traces the history, causes, and effects of currency manipulation and analyzes a range of policy responses that the United States could adopt. The book is an indispensable guide to a complex and serious problem and what might be done to solve it.

At ALL levels of corporate America, top-to-bottom and bottom-to-top. Nothing happens until we talk about the truth and get to the core of the situation. Trudy Bourgeois takes the lead in those conversations right here and now. Throughout this groundbreaking book, she lights our path through the hard topics, through the tough and uncomfortable conversations, in such a way as to speak the truth in love - something she does well.

In High-Velocity Hiring, Scott Wintrip provides the tools and systems for creating a hiring process designed for today's fast-paced, talent-deficient landscape. Using the proven methods Wintrip has applied at some of today's more forward-thinking companies, you'll hire top employees faster--and smarter. High-Velocity Hiring replaces the old, worn-out way of hiring with the simple but revolutionary approach of actively cultivating top talent before positions open.

In light of the intertwining logics of military competition and economic interdependence at play in US-China relations, Trading with the Enemy examines how the United States has balanced its potentially conflicting national security and economic interests in its relationship with the People's Republic of China (PRC).

Hacking Supplier Diversity represents the first time the myriad benefits of a diverse supply chain have been thoroughly detailed and documented. Diversity and Inclusion expert Scott A. Vowels, PhD, redefines supplier diversity, focusing on three core issues: The economic impact of diverse suppliers; the ways in which a robust supplier diversity program is a revenue enabler; and the formula for calculating the return on investment of a supplier diversity program.

In this accessible and practical playbook, HR expert and author Paul Falcone shows readers how to: Identify the best and the brightest talent; hire for organizational compatibility; and much, much more. From recruiting to retaining, 75 Ways for Managers to Hire, Develop, and Keep Great Employees has all the advice you need to overcome your toughest people challenges.

Library Happenings

LexisNexis Training: Simplified Company Searching in Dossier

Please join our LexisNexis representative, Brenna Clanton, for a training on how to search for company information in Dossier. 

Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018
10:00am - 11:00am
Reading Room (HCHB Room 1894), Reading Room (HCHB Room 1894)
Database Trainings

ProQuest Congressional


DOC staff now have access to electronic Congressional documents.


  • The Congressional Hearings Digital Collection (1824-2017) is a collection of published and unpublished hearings held by Congress.
  • The U.S.Congressional Serial Set (1789-2017) is a series of reports and documents published by Congress.


Find this and other databases on our Databases A-Z list.

ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the U.S.


DOC staff now have access to electronic statistical information.

The ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States (1929-2017) is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political and economic conditions of the United States.

Find this and other databases on our Databases A-Z list.

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Check out our Digital Exhibit!

Secretary of Commerce, Undersecretary of Everything Else: Herbert Hoover as Department of Commerce Secretary, 1921-1928

Visiting HCHB?  Come see the companion physical exhibit on display in the library's Reading Room.


Library Orientation

We encourage new employees to attend, as well as senior employees who need a refresher on library services.  Come learn about print & electronic resources, set up access for password protected databases & wifi, and tour the beautiful historic library.  Check our calendar for the next orientation!  No reservation is necessary. 

Can't make the monthly orientation?  Stop by Room 1894 at any time or call us to schedule a convenient time.


Upcoming Library Events

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The library staff is happy to assist with any of your research needs.  You can: