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Upcoming Library Events

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

Around the Bureaus presentation from ITA

Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET

Join us for our next installment of the Around the Bureaus series, where the International Trade Administration's Data Analysis Team (Office of Trade and Economic Analysis) will talk about insights from Industry & Analysis’s data tools.

This will be a two-part presentation: first, the team will provide an overview examining the data tools for detailed profiles from 392 U.S. metropolitan areas. Next, they will discuss the Exporter Database Series and explore U.S. exporter profile data for small and medium-sized exporters.

Research Database Fair Save the Date April 18

The Commerce Research Library's annual Research Database Fair is back after a multi-year hiatus!

This event is the perfect opportunity to explore research tools and services provided to you by the Commerce Research Library. Stay tuned for more information.

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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.

Rewatch and Share the most recent Around the Bureaus

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

Oliver Wise, Chief Data Officer for the Department of Commerce, spoke about his team’s work to accelerate the value curve of Commerce data within the Department, the whole of government, and with the public nationwide.

Oliver discussed the Commerce Data Governance Board’s current work to develop a FY25-FY28 Data Strategy that aims to align the Department’s data maturity goals to five cross-bureau priorities: American competitiveness in emerging technologies, place-based development, climate resilience, AI-ready data, and HR Analytics. Oliver talked about plans to solicit input from across the department as this strategy is developed over the course of this year and took Q&A from the virtual audience.

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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.

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