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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.

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open season is here consumers' checkbook HCHB staff: view the 2024 guide to the 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.

Commerce’s Journey to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility with a picture of Junish Arora the CDO smiling at the camera

Did you miss the presentation? The recording and slides from the Around the Bureaus presentation Commerce's Journey to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility are now available.

On June 25, 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 14035, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce. This Executive Order launched a Government-wide initiative to cultivate a federal workforce that draws from the full diversity of the Nation and advances equitable employment opportunities. The Department of Commerce is committed to implementing Executive Order 14035 and has developed the DOC DEIA Strategic Plan 2022-2024 to achieve this goal. Junish Arora, the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer (CDO) at the Department of Commerce, talks about the DOC DEIA Strategic Plan, the role of the new DEIA Division Office within the Office of Civil Rights, and the CDO’s role. Mr. Arora shares his experiences and insights into promoting DEIA, highlighting recent accomplishments, and discussing upcoming goals and priorities.

Available Now! Law360 & MLex via Lexis

Law360 and MLex are now available on Lexis+’s Legal News Hub. Learn more about the resources and how to navigate Lexis+’s Legal News Hub at the past training.

Law360: Publishes breaking news and forward-thinking analysis related to high-stakes litigation, legislation, regulation, and corporate transactions across more than 60+ practice areas, industries, topics, and jurisdictions.

MLex: Tracks regulatory investigations and developments worldwide. MLex is a news agency specializing in uncovering global regulatory risk and providing real-time market insights, news, and analysis. It closely monitors the activities of governments, agencies, and courts to identify and predict the impact of proposals, decisions, and rulings.

New in FY24, Westlaw Edge! Commerce staff with an OpenAthens Library Account will automatically be upgraded to Westlaw Edge. Enjoy many new features and content, including Federal Briefs, Dockets, and Arbitration Awards.

View our past training, Introducing Westlaw Edge: Enhanced Legal Research, to learn about this new platform.

a picture of CDR Legidakes smiling at the camera with a background of clouds and the sun.

Did you miss the presentation? The recording and slides from the Around the Bureaus presentation Flying into the Eye of the Storm: NOAA’s Hurricane Hunters are now available.

Slicing through the eyewall of a hurricane, buffeted by howling winds, blinding rain, and violent updrafts and downdrafts before entering the relative calm of the storm’s eye, NOAA pilots, planes, and researchers fly into the world's worst weather. Data collected by the agency's high-flying meteorological stations help forecasters make accurate predictions during a hurricane and help hurricane researchers better understand storm processes, improving their forecast models and directly contributing to the safety of people on the vulnerable Atlantic and Gulf coasts.

Check out our latest booklist! Artificial Intelligence

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