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Books of the Month!

Benefit Corporation Law and Governance

There is currently no single work that covers the theory and practice of benefit corporation law, even though legislation has now been adopted by 32 US jurisdictions. The book is primarily intended to explain to lawyers why their clients may want this form, how to help them opt in, and then how to operate--although it's also intended to be usable by interested non-lawyers.

That's What She Said

Outlines anecdotal solutions for harmonious working relationships between the sexes, citing the unique contributions of professional women and how their male counterparts can implement a healthier business culture that bridges gender gaps.

The EQ Leader

The EQ Leader provides an evidence-based model for exceptional leadership, and a four-pillar roadmap for real-world practice. Data collected from thousands of the world's best leaders and their subordinates reveals the keys to success: authenticity, coaching, insight, and innovation. Stein shows you how to put these key factors to work in your own practice, with clear examples and concrete steps for improving skills and competencies.

Rise Up

A new breed of socially conscious companies is changing how consumers shop, where employees work, and the way in which the world does business. Rise Up: How to Build a Socially Conscious Business sets the stage for this optimistic business trend where companies create financial profit for stakeholders through products, services, and business models that create social impact and public benefit.

Earning It: Hard-Won Lessons from Trailblazing Women at the Top of the Business World

Among the first female reporters at The Wall Street Journal, Joann S. Lublin faced a number of uphill battles in her career. Now, she and dozens of other women who successfully navigated the corporate battlefield share their valuable leadership lessons. Earning It reveals the obstacles faced by leaders, the choices they made, and the battles they won -- and lost -- as they fought to make their mark.

Emotional Intelligence Pocketbook

A practical "how-to" guide to changing the way you think about your emotions. Bestselling personal development author Gill Hasson is back with this pocket sized guide to dealing with your emotions. Learn how to understand yourself and those around you with practical tips and tricks that will help you be more assertive, forge stronger relationships and manage anxiety.

Library Happenings

RESCHEDULED Bloomberg Intelligence Presents: Telecommunications

Please join us for a presentation from two of Bloomberg Intelligence’s Telecommunications Analysts. 

UPDATED!  Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Reading Room (HCHB 1894)

Research Database Fair - April 24th

Join us for refreshments and an exhibit hall at the 9th Annual Research Database Fair!  This is the perfect opportunity to explore research tools and services provided to you by the Commerce Research Library.

Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018
10:00am - 1:00pm
Reading Room (HCHB Room 1894)

Westlaw Tips and Tricks

Join us for a training to learn various tips and tricks on Westlaw.

Tuesday, Apr 3, 2018
Group Training: 10:30am - 11:00am
Office Hours: 11:00am - 12:00pm
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.

Library Orientation - April 2nd

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.


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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.


Upcoming Library Events

Need Research Help?

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