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Books of the Month!

Internet Business Insights

In Internet Business Insights, Chris Naish and Buck Flogging present interviews from 101 renowned entrepreneurial experts from a diverse range of fields. Through this easy-to-access resource, Naish and Flogging gather clues into 30 lessons to help you harness the insights of thought leaders into measurable results.

Cybersecurity Law

Cybersecurity Law is the definitive guide to cybersecurity law, with an in-depth analysis of U.S. and international laws that apply to data security, data breaches, sensitive information safeguarding, law enforcement surveillance, cybercriminal combat, privacy, and many other cybersecurity issues.

The Essential Social Media Marketing Handbook

By using the powerful strategies in The Essential Social Media Marketing Handbook, you will: Jump ahead of the competition. Expand your visibility and influence as a leader in your industry. Increase your expert credibility and create powerful new ways to collaborate. Build your brand into a powerhouse. Maximize your profit-making potential.

E-Commerce 2017

Laudon's E-commerce 2017: Business, Technology, Society emphasizes three driving forces behind the expanding field of e-commerce: technology change, business development, and social issues. A conceptual framework uses the templates of many modern-day companies to further demonstrate the differences and complexities in e-commerce today.

Threat Level Red

This book provides private sector developers, investors, and security planners with insight into the direction of the U.S. Government research efforts on cybersecurity.

Social Media and Electronic Commerce Law

Social Media and Electronic Commerce Law is designed to provide students and legal practitioners with a thorough and engaging exploration of the laws, regulations and grey areas of commerce via online platforms.

Library Happenings

Economist Intelligence Unit's 2018 Global Outlook

The global outlook: As good as it gets? Mike Jakeman will present The EIU's forecasts for the world economy including giving recommendations on managing the opportunities and risks for firms doing business across borders.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
9:30am - 10:30am
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  • The Congressional Hearings Digital Collection (1824-2017) is a collection of published and unpublished hearings held by Congress.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.

Around the Bureaus: NTIA Speaker - Cybersecurity

Please join us in welcoming the next speaker in our Around the Bureau series, Allan Friedman, PhD,  Director of Cybersecurity at NTIA. In this session, Allan will cover the following:

  • What do we mean by ‘cybersecurity’?
  • How does cybersecurity affect your field, and how can you engage?
  • What is NTIA doing on cybersecurity policy?
Thursday, October 26, 2017
10:00am - 11:00am
Reading Room (HCHB Room 1894)

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 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.


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: