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Books of the Month!

The Four


Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies on the planet. In the same irreverent style that has made him one of the world's most celebrated business professors, Scott Galloway deconstructs the strategies of the Four that lurk beneath their shiny veneers. He shows how they manipulate the fundamental emotional needs that have driven us since our ancestors lived in caves, at a speed and scope others can't match. And he reveals how you can apply the lessons of their ascent to your own business or career.

The Change Catalyst

The essential companion for delivering successful and sustainable change. The Change Catalyst provides you with the insight, tools and know-how you need to make sure your next change, strategy or M&A is the one in eight that succeeds.

The Rough Guide to Dubai

The Rough Guide to Dubai is the ultimate companion to the world's most exciting tourist destination. Experts cover everything from traditional souks to state-of-the-art tourist attractions, and from beautiful beaches to "seven-star" hotels, and up-to-date listings include all the hottest places to stay, eat, drink, and shop.

The Upstarts

A look deep inside the new Silicon Valley, from the New York Times bestselling author of The Everything Store. The Upstarts is the definitive story of two new titans of business and a dawning age of tenacity, conflict and wealth. In Brad Stone's riveting account of the most radical companies of the new Silicon Valley, we discover how it all happened and what it took to change the world.

Building Smarter Organizations

Building Smarter Organizations is an actionable survival guide for our complex, uncertain, and digital world. Slow-moving and uncoordinated zombie organizations can change. Utilizing the latest in industry research, Vala-Webb has assembled the complete anti-zombie kit to help you rebuild your organization so it can learn quickly, predict accurately, and execute on decisions effectively using: An "open" mindset that fosters innovation and employee engagement Fast-flow communications with visual work management Accelerated, collaborative decision making Don't keep stumbling and lurching around. Lead the change and equip your organization to thrive.

Central America

Central America is home to exuberant swathes of rainforest and a tapestry of cultures. Footprint's 20th edition Central America Handbook will guide you from jungle-shrouded Mayan ruins, through ethereal cloud forests, to pristine, sun-soaked islands.

Library Happenings

Westlaw Customized

Join us for an interactive training session and learn how to customize Westlaw to more effectively meet your personal research needs.

Bring a laptop and follow along during the 30-minute group session or stick around after for one-on-one sessions between 10:30-11:30 am (library computers will be available).  Don't wait to put these tips to use!‚Äč

  • Do you frequently recreate similar searches, such as hunting for bureau-specific notices in the Federal Register? Learn how to create a favorite so that "ITA Notices" are only a click away on the WestlawNext homepage.
  • Having a hard time finding the right source? Personalize your homepage to have everything from the National Journal Daily to the CFR at your fingertips.
  • Learn how folders and alerts can help you and your colleagues quickly organize and share the latest research updates.
Thursday, Jan 11, 2018
10:00am - 10:30am (Group Training)
10:30am - 11:30am (Drop-in Office Hours)
Reading Room (HCHB Room 1894)

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

Need Research Help?

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