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Books of the Month!

Essentials of WTO Law

At a time when developments in WTO law have made this field increasingly complex, this concise and non-technical introduction provides a timely and carefully considered overview of the substantive rules and institutional arrangements of the WTO.

HBR Guide to Leading Teams

The HBR Guide to Leading Teams will help you avoid the pitfalls you’ve experienced in the past by focusing on the often-neglected people side of teams. With practical exercises, guidelines for structured team conversations, and step-by-step advice, this guide will help you: * Pick the right team members * Set clear, smart goals * Foster camaraderie and cooperation * Hold people accountable * Address and correct bad behavior * Keep your team focused and motivated

Roots of Steel

As the American economy seeks to restructure itself, Roots of Steel is a powerful, candid, and eye-opening reminder of the people who have been left behind.

WTO Disciplines on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures

This legal and normative analysis of the WTO rules on subsidies and countervailing measures sheds light on why governments resort to subsidization and, by tracing the historical origins of the SCM Agreement and the Agreement on Agriculture, on why they have been willing to gradually confine their policy space.

HBR Guide to Performace Management (HBR Guide Series)

The HBR Guide to Performance Management provides a new multi-step, cyclical process to help you keep track of your employees; work, identify where they need to improve, and ensure they are growing with the organization.

Library Happenings

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Check out our new 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.


LexisNexis: Diligence Training

Does your office conduct vetting or due diligence research? Come learn how to vet more efficiently and thoroughly with Lexis Diligence. This session covered the Lexis Diligence database, which allows users to:

  • Demonstrate how to research companies and persons of interest in authoritative global content
  • Create alerts in secondary sources for the latest developments in Government Contract Law
  • Use negative news to mitigate the risks associated with unwelcome negative associations
  • Generate a customized due diligence profile on an entity
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
10:00am - 11:00am
Reading Room (HCHB Room 1894)
Database Trainings

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.


Lexis Advance Webinars

Did you know that Lexis Advance replaced in May 2017?

Recent training sessions available online to all Commerce employees or contact the library to set up a personalized session with our Lexis trainer.

Transitioning to Lexis Advance Training

Essential News Searching on Lexis Advance


Bloomberg Terminal Training

Details coming soon!…

Thursday, September 21, 2017
9:30am - 10:30am
Reading Room (HCHB Room 1894)
Database Trainings

Closed for Carpet Cleaning

The Reading Room will be closed all day on Thursday, August 24, and Friday, August 25. Don't worry - librarians will still be available!  As always, you can access helpful electronic resources here on our website. 

Thursday, August 24, 2017 & 
Friday, August 25, 2017
All Day
Reading Room, 1894

Upcoming Library Events

Need Research Help?

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