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

Upcoming Library Events

Need Research Help?

The library staff is happy to assist with any of your research needs.  You can:

Library Happenings

Are you interested in developing your skills in networking, persuasion, branding, and or interviewing skills? Then look no further than the Library's latest booklist on Career Networking.

Conveniently every title is hyperlinked to the catalog and from there you may login with your Library Account and request the book.

Library Orientation

There's something to learn for new and more experienced staff alike!  Come down and tour the beautiful, historic Reading Room while you get a refresher on library services, available print & electronic resources, and set up access for password protected databases & wifi. 

Reservations are encouraged, but not necessary.

Monday, Mar 11, 2019
9:30am - 10:00am​

Bloomberg Presentation/Training: Metals Market Analysis

Metals Market Specialist Todd Sibilla will provide a combination presentation and demo to show how you can leverage the Bloomberg Terminal to analyze the Global Metals Markets. Our speaker will help you to:

  • Track the impact of U.S. Section 232 tariffs and sanctions
  • Explore news, analysis, regional pricing, inventories and suppliers of identified critical metals such as steel and aluminum
  • Identify strategic vulnerabilities to the supply chain
Thursday, Mar 14, 2019
9:00am - 10:00am​

Books of the Month!

Friend of a Friend ...

In this startling new look at the art and science of networking, business school professor David Burkus digs deep to find the unexpected secrets that reveal the best ways to grow your career. Based on entertaining case studies and scientific research, this practical and revelatory guide shares what the best networkers really do. Forget the outdated advice you've already heard. Learn how to make use of the hidden networks you already have.

Hire Smart from the Start

In Hire Smart from the Start, Dave Carvajal distills lessons gained from 20 years in the trenches, building out and staffing two enormously successful Internet startups. This book offers a proven formula to help you: * Find candidates whose values and working style fit your business * Spot the 5 types of applicants you should never, ever hire * Motivate "reach" candidates to leave their jobs and take a chance on your vision * Develop meaningful incentives that make people stay * Accelerate success: hire smart from the start.