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How to: Create a Database Bookmark

To bookmark the Library's databases correctly, you need to use the friendly URL and NOT the URL it redirects to. It's simple to do; you just need to do it in a specific way.

  1. Start from the Library's Databases A-Z.
  2. Locate the database you want to bookmark.
  3. Click-and-drag the link to your bookmarks bar.

If you already have a bookmark to a database, and it's not working properly, replace it with a new bookmark.

Library News

Check out our latest booklist! With image of airplane truck and ship over map of the world

Our latest booklist Global Trade eBooks is available now! Conveniently every title is hyperlinked to the catalog, and from there, you may login with your OpenAthens account and request the book. Check out our entire collection of booklists here.

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Please pardon our dust while we upgrade Library Search. You may experience a disruption in search functionality from Friday, October 29th, at 6 PM ET to approximately Monday, November 1st, at 12 PM ET. For questions, please email the Library at

We've Got News! To learn more visit our updated news guide. Image of tablet with the word News papers and coffee on a wooden surface

We've Got News!

Make the news part of your daily routine with digital access from the Commerce Research Library.

Use your Library Account to access these resources remotely or on your mobile devices. Visit our Database Access via OpenAthens guide if you need help logging in to any of the following resources for the first time. Employees outside of the Herbert C. Hoover Building are not eligible to access the full list of resources. Visit MyAthens to see a complete list of databases available to you based on your bureau and your official duty station.

Library webinars now use Microsoft Teams. When joining the webinar, you may be prompted to download the Teams desktop app. Joining via the Teams app will provide you with the best experience, but it is not required; users may also choose to join by browser (Teams is compatible with Chrome and Edge browsers). Check out our Webinar FAQs for more information.

The Office of the Secretary, Office of the Chief Information Officer (OS CIO) has partnered with Microsoft to offer live workshops including ones on Microsoft Teams. Check out the entire workshop schedule.

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Now Available: EIU Viewpoint

Available to the staff of HCHB and ITA everywhere.

Viewpoint provides global, regional, and country-level analysis for over 200 markets, including a global outlook with daily insights spanning politics, economics, and market-moving topics, including macroeconomic data on forecasts and historical trends.

View recording of the webinar, Introducing EIU Viewpoint, to learn more about Viewpoint.

New eBooks