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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

Thursday, July 25th, 10-11am (Attend In-Person or Online)

Join us for a presentation by Kevin Coyne, Director for the Office of Technology Evaluation within the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).

Mr. Coyne will share his experiences and insights into how his office utilizes various data sources and tools to deliver meaningful facts to inform BIS export administration regulatory policy. He will discuss data storytelling as a way of building a compelling narrative based on complex data and analytics. He will explore this data storytelling through a series of examples on open-source Russian Transshipment activities, expansion of Global AI Data Centers, and trends in Quantum Computing.

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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 the Around the Bureaus series, 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.

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

Foreign Policy's Rishi Iyengar (Staff Writer), in conversation with Tim Pippard (VP, Group Subscriptions and Strategy) discussed 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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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.