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Featured Video: Locating Journals Online

Finding online access to journals can be complicated. Watch our quick video to learn which journals you have access to from the Commerce Research Library and how to find them. Today's example is the Harvard Business Review.

Library News

Foreign Policy Perspectives: India’s Geopolitical Ascendancy
Thursday, June 20 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. 

Please join the Commerce Research Library in welcoming Foreign Policy's Rishi Iyengar (Staff Writer), in conversation with Tim Pippard (VP, Group Subscriptions and Strategy). They will discuss several geopolitical, economic, and technological elements of an emerging and rising India, including:

  • India's semiconductor push
  • Technology's role in the India-US relationship
  • The tension between 'Make In India' and protectionism
  • How India is (and isn't) like China

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NOAA's Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory NET-ZERO Initiative
Wednesday, June 26, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Join us for our next installment of the Around the Bureaus series, where Christy Smith, the acting lead of the NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory's (NOAA/GML) Observatory and Global Network Operations Division, will outline Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory’s (MLO) significant role in atmospheric science, its contributions to climate research, and its ongoing efforts to become a sustainable and resilient research facility.

Manufacturing books

Our book list on Manufacturing is available now! Check out our entire collection of book lists.

Rewatch and Share the most recent Around the Bureaus

Did you miss the presentation?  The recording and slides are now available.

In this installment of Around the Bureaus, Oliver P. Fischer, Chief of the Census Bureau's International Programs Center (IPC), gives an overview of IPC's international engagements, funding sources and priorities, as we transition from the 2020 to the 2030 Global Round of Population and Housing Censuses.

The U.S. Census Bureau's International Programs Center advances data-driven decision making through tools, capacity strengthening, and data products for the global statistical community. IPC shares the Census Bureau's expertise globally and is a leader in developing best practices for census and survey implementation in resource constrained environments.

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Explore Our New Digital Exhibit

Championing Commerce at the World's Fair

For decades, the Department of Commerce used World’s Fairs to highlight American industry, innovation, and success. Knowing that these Fairs were an opportunity to display American progress, the department, sometimes working in conjunction with other government agencies, presented extensive exhibits to reflect the country’s growing industrial and commercial power. From counting machines to futuristic science exhibits, the Department of Commerce’s contributions to these events shaped perceptions of American influence and the country’s role in the global economy.

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Not sure where to start your research?

It's easy to feel overwhelmed when starting a new project.

A Literature Search can help you get up to speed on a topic fast.  Our guide will walk you through using the library catalog and a few other databases to quickly locate relevant materials on a topic.

When you're done, you'll have a better understanding of available resources and an informational background to help you take your project forward successfully.