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Commerce Research Library - Home: Home

Home page of the Commerce Research Library. The Commerce Research Library is a federal library serving the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Upcoming Library Events

Featured Video: Industry Reports

In this quick video learn about our top resources for industry reports: Statista, EIU Viewpoint, Lexis, and Bloomberg.

Library News

Open Season is here! Consumers' Checkbook HCHB Staff: View the 2023 Guide to Federal Health Plans

Open Season is here! In addition to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website, the Commerce Research Library provides DOC staff stationed in HCHB with year-round access to CHECKBOOK's Guide to Health Plans for Federal Employees.

This online tool allows you to compare health plans and determine how much money you can save by changing—or by staying in—your health insurance plan. With a few simple steps, CHECKBOOK helps to find the best health plan for you and your family. Find every plan available to you ranked by estimated out-of-pocket costs and more, including vision and dental.

Request an OpenAthens Library Account to access this resource from home or on-the-go.

If you have questions about your benefits, please visit the Enterprise Services Portal.

Research Discover Connect Request an OpenAthens Library Account Today Register and gain access to research databases from the Commerce Research Library


Did you know that staff of the Herbert C. Hoover Building have access to up-to-the-minute news, geopolitical risk analysis, in-depth research from disciplines including business, social science, and technology, books, legal resources, and much more! An OpenAthens Library Account enables seamless, secure access to most research databases from the Commerce Research Library. Request your account now!


Don’t know where to start your research? Use Library Search; it’s a Google-style search experience that searches across many of the databases listed here and more in a single click. Browse the entire list of resources on our Databases A-Z.

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Trade Data Monitor aggregates and organizes trade statistics according to the Harmonized Standard (HS) codes from over 110 countries. TDM provides powerful searching and convenient full data export with Excel that is useful to monitor imports, study the global economy, and help companies find export markets.


Commerce staff stationed in the Herbert C. Hoover Building and all ITA now have access to Trade Data Monitor. For access, please request an account (this credential is separate from your OpenAthens account).


Register now for our upcoming Trade Data Monitor 101 training. This training will introduce you to the platform and provide an overview of the breadth and depth of the content available to you.

Now Available International Energy Agency Data & Publications


Access International Energy Agency data and publications via the OECD iLibrary. Browse Statistics to find data on CO2 emissions from fuel combustion, coal data, electricity data, energy prices and taxation, energy technology R&D, forecasts, natural gas data, oil data, renewables data, world energy statistics and balances.


Register now for our upcoming Discover OECD & IEA Data and Publications training. This training will introduce you to the OECD iLibrary platform and provide an overview of the breadth and depth of the content available to you.

Checkout our latest booklist

Our latest booklist Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility is available now! Check out our entire collection of booklists here.