Handbook of Federal Librarianship

II. Reference/Referral

by Cathy M. Clark-Wright and Kay Collins

Where Do I Find...?

When you cannot find any materials in your collection on a specific topic, you can tap into the resources of other federal library and information center collections. The scope of subjects covered by federal collections is vast and always growing and changing.

This chapter consists of an alphabetical listing of keywords that provide a subject index to the enormous amount of materials held by federal organizations that responded to the survey for this handbook. Directly under each keyword is the name of the library/information center and its URL or telephone number.

If you would like to add keywords or links to this section, send email to fliccfpe@loc.gov.

Other related print and electronic publications providing information about federal Library collections are listed at the end of this handbook in the "Resources" chapter.

Keywords
Aerodynamics | Agriculture | Astronomy | Atmospheric Science | Banking
Biology | Biotechnology | Business | Chemistry
Corrections | Defense Acquisition | Earth Science | Ecology | Economics
Energy | Engineering | Environment | Environmental Sciences
Environmental Policy | Exploration & Voyages | Finance
Fisheries | Fishery Biology | Flood Control | Foreign Affairs | Geography & Maps
Geology | Great Lakes | Habitat (Aquatic & Terrestrial) | Health Science | History
Information Technology | Inmates | Intelligence | International Trades
International Relations | Jails | Laws & Legislation
Management | Marine Science | Maritime | Material Science | Mathematics | Medicine
Metallurgy | Metals | Military | Military History
Military Science | Military-Industrial | National Security | National Security Affairs
Native Americans | National Parks | Natural Gas | Natural Resources
Naval History | Naval Science | Naval Customs & Traditions | Naval Ships & Shipbuilding
Navigation | Offenders | Penology | Petroleum | Physics
Political Science | Prisoners | Psychiatry | Psychology
Public Buildings | Public Lands | Real Property | Science & Technology
Statistics | Tactics & Doctrinal Development | Telecommunications
Titanium | Veterans | Voyages & Exploration | Water Resources

Aerodynamics
U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command
Redstone Scientific Information Center
(256) 876-5195
URL: http://rsic.redstone.army.mil

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Agriculture
Farm Credit Administration Information Center
(703) 883-4296
E-mail: Library@FCA.gov

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Astronomy
U.S. Naval Observatory
James Melville Gilliss Library
(202)762-1463
URL: http://www.usno.navy.mil/library

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Atmospheric Science
National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Central Library
(301) 713-2600 ext.124
URL: http://www.lib.noaa.gov

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Banking
Farm Credit Administration Information Center
(703) 883-4296
E-mail: Library@FCA.gov

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Biology
National Institutes of Health Library
(301) 496-2184
URL: http://nihlibrary.nih.gov

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Biotechnology
NIST Research Library & Technology
(301) 975-3052
URL: http://nvl.nist.gov

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Business

U.S. Army Materiel Command
HQ, Army Materiel Command Technical Library
(703) 617-8153
E-mail: techlibrary@hqamc.army.mil

Department of Commerce
Office of Library and Information Services
(202) 482-5511
URL: http://www.doc.gov/lib

Department of Veteran Affairs
Headquarters Library
(202) 273-8523

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Chemistry

NIST Research Library & Technology
(301) 975-3052
URL: http://nvl.nist.gov

National Institutes of Health Library
(301) 496-2184
URL: http://nihlibrary.nih.gov

U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command
Redstone Scientific Information Center
(256) 876-5195
URL: http://rsic.redstone.army.mil

Naval Research Laboratory
The Ruth H. Hooker Research Library
(202) 767-2354
URL: http://infoweb.nrl.navy.mil

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Corrections
Federal Bureau of Prisons Library
(202) 307-3029
URL: http://bop.library.net

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Defense Acquisition
Defense Systems Management College
David D. Acker Library
(703) 805-4558
URL: http://library.dau.mil/

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Earth Science
U.S. Geological Survey Library
(703) 648-4302 or 4303
URL: http://www.usgs.gov/library

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Ecology
U.S. Geological Survey
John Van Oosten Library
(734) 994-3331, ext. 210
URL: http://www.glsc.usgs.gov/library

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Economics
Department of Commerce
Office of Library and Information Services
(202) 482-5511
URL: http://www.doc.gov/lib

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Energy

U.S. Geological Survey Library
(703) 648-4302 or 4303
URL: http://www.usgs.gov/library

Department of Energy Library
URL: http://www.administration.doe.gov/admin/library/index.html

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Engineering

U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command
Redstone Scientific Information Center
(256) 876-5195
URL: http://rsic.redstone.army.mil

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Office Chief of Engineers Library
(202) 761-1094
URL: http://www.usace.army.mil/library/catalog.html

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Environment
Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Headquarters Information Resource Center
(202) 260-9152
URL: http://www.epa.gov/natlibra/hqirc

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Environmental Sciences

U.S. Geological Survey Library
(703) 648-4302 or 4303
URL: http://www.usgs.gov/library

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Office Chief of Engineers Library
(202) 761-1094
URL: http://www.usace.army.mil/library/

U.S. Department of the Interior
(202) 208-5815
URL: http://library.doi.gov

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Environmental Policy
Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Headquarters Information Resource Center
(202) 260-9152
URL: http://www.epa.gov/natlibra/hqirc

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Exploration & Voyages
Navy Department Library
(202) 433-4132
URL: http://navylibrary.nhc.navy.mil

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Finance
Farm Credit Administration Information Center
(703) 883-4296
E-mail: Library@FCA.gov

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Fisheries
National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Central Library
(301) 713-2600 ext.124
URL: http://www.lib.noaa.gov

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Fishery Biology
U.S. Geological Survey
John Van Oosten Library
(734) 994-3331,ext. 210
URL: http://www.glsc.usgs.gov/library

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Flood Control
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Office Chief of Engineers Library
(202) 761-1094
URL: http://www.usace.army.mil/library/catalog.html-opac.hq.usace.army.mil

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Foreign Affairs
National Defense University Library
(202) 685-6100
URL: http://www.ndu.edu

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Geography & Maps
U.S. Geological Survey Library
(703) 648-4302 or 4303
URL: http://www.usgs.gov/library

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Geology

U.S. Geological Survey Library
(703) 648-4302 or 4303
E-mail:library@usgs.gov
URL: http://www.usgs.gov/library

U.S. Department of Energy
Albany Research Center Library
(541) 967­5864
URL: http://www.alrc.doe.gov/library/alrclib.html

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Great Lakes
U.S. Geological Survey
John Van Oosten Library
(734) 994-3331,ext. 210
URL: http://www.glsc.usgs.gov/library

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Habitat (Aquatic & Terrestrial)
U.S. Geological Survey
John Van Oosten Library
(734) 994-3331,ext. 210
URL: http://www.glsc.usgs.gov/library

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Health Science
Department of Veteran Affairs
Headquarters Library
(202) 273-8523

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History
U.S. Army Material Command
HQ, Army Material Command Technical Library
(703) 617-8153
E-mail: techlibrary@hqamc.army.mil

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Information Technology
General Services Administration Library
(202) 501-0788
URL: http://gsa.library.net

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Inmates
Federal Bureau of Prisons Library
(202) 307-3029
URL: http://bop.library.net

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Intelligence
Naval Postgraduate School
The Dudley Knox Library
(831) 656-2485
URL: http://web.nps.navy.mil/~library

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International Trades
Department of Commerce
Office of Library and Information Services
(202) 482-5511
URL: http://www.doc.gov/lib

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International Relations
U.S. Army Europe Library Information Network
USAREUR Library & Resource Center (ULRC)
011-49-6221-57-7430 or DSN 370-7430
URL: http://www.library.ulinet.army.mil/

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Jails
Federal Bureau of Prisons Library
(202) 307-3029
URL: http://bop.library.net

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Laws & Legislation
U.S. Railroad Retirement Board Library
(312) 751-4926
E-mail: library@rrb.gov

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Management

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Office Chief of Engineers Library
(202) 761-1094
URL:

Defense Systems Management College
David D. Acker Library
(703) 805-4558
URL:
http://library.dau.mil/

U.S. Army Combined Arms Research Library
(913) 758­3053
URL: http://www-cgsc.army.mil/carl/

Department of Commerce
Office of Library and Information Services
(202) 482-5511
URL: http://www.doc.gov/lib

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Marine Science
National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Central Library
(301) 713-2600 ext.124
URL: http://www.lib.noaa.gov

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Maritime

Naval Postgraduate School
The Dudley Knox Library
(831) 656-2485
URL: http://web.nps.navy.mil/~library

Navy Department Library
(202) 433-4132
URL: http://navylibrary.nhc.navy.mil

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Material Science
U.S. Department of Energy
Albany Research Center Library
(541) 967­5864
URL: http://www.alrc.doe.gov/library/alrclib.html

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Mathematics

U.S. Naval Observatory
James Melville Gilliss Library
(202) 762-1463
URL: http://www.usno.navy.mil/library

Naval Research Laboratory
The Ruth H. Hooker Research Library
(202) 767-2354
URL: http://infoweb.nrl.navy.mil

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Medicine
National Institutes of Health Library
(301) 496-2184
URL: http://nihlibrary.nih.gov

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Metallurgy
U.S. Department of Energy
Albany Research Center Library
(541) 967­5864
URL: http://www.alrc.doe.gov/library/alrclib.html

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Metals
U.S. Department of Energy
Albany Research Center Library
(541) 967­5864
URL: http://www.alrc.doe.gov/library/alrclib.html

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Military

National Defense University Library
(202) 685-6100
URL: http://www.ndu.edu

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Office Chief of Engineers Library
(202) 761-1094
URL: http://www.usace.army.mil/library/catalog.html-opac.hq.usace.army.mil

U.S. Army Materiel Command
HQ, Army Materiel Command Technical Library
(703) 617-8153
E-mail: techlibrary@hqamc.army.mil

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Military History

Department of Veteran Affairs
Headquarters Library
(202) 273-8523

Navy Department Library
(202) 433-4132
URL: http://navylibrary.nhc.navy.mil

U.S. Army Center of Military History, Washington, DC
(202) 685-2704; DSN 325-2704
URL: http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg

U.S. Army Combined Arms Research Library
(913) 758­3053
URL: http://www-cgsc.army.mil/carl/

U.S. Army Europe Library Information Network
USAREUR Library & Resource Center (ULRC)
011-49-6221-57-7430 or DSN 370-7430
URL: http://www.library.ulinet.army.mil/

U.S. Army Military History Institute, Carlisle Barracks, PA
(717) 245-3971; DSN 242-3971
URL: http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usamhi/

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Military Science
U.S. Naval Academy
Nimitz Library
(410) 293-2420
URL: http://www.nadn.navy.mil/Library

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Military-Industrial
National Defense University Library
(202) 685-6100
URL: http://www.ndu.edu

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National Security
National Defense University Library
(202) 685-6100
URL: http://www.ndu.edu

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National Security Affairs
Naval Postgraduate School
The Dudley Knox Library
(831) 656-2485
URL: http://web.nps.navy.mil/~library

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Native Americans
U.S. Department of the Interior
(202) 208-5815
URL: http://library.doi.gov

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National Parks
U.S. Department of the Interior
(202) 208-5815
URL: http://library.doi.gov

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Natural Gas
Department of Energy Library
URL: http://www.administration.doe.gov/admin/library/index.html

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Natural Resources
U.S. Department of the Interior
(202) 208-5815
URL: http://library.doi.gov

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Naval History

U.S. Naval Academy
Nimitz Library
(410) 293-2420
URL: http://www.nadn.navy.mil/Library

Naval Postgraduate School
The Dudley Knox Library
(831) 656-2485
E-mail: refdesk@nps.navy.mil
URL: http://web.nps.navy.mil/~library

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Naval Science
U.S. Naval Academy
Nimitz Library
(410) 293-2420
URL: http://www.nadn.navy.mil/Library

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Naval Customs & Traditions
Navy Department Library
(202) 433-4132
URL: http://navylibrary.nhc.navy.mil

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Naval Ships & Shipbuilding

U.S. Naval Academy
Nimitz Library
(410) 293-2420
URL: http://www.nadn.navy.mil/Library

Navy Department Library
(202) 433-4132
URL: http://navylibrary.nhc.navy.mil

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Navigation

U.S. Naval Observatory
Library
(202) 762-1463
URL: http://www.usno.navy.mil/library

Navy Department Library
(202) 433-4132
URL: http://navylibrary.nhc.navy.mil

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Offenders
Federal Bureau of Prisons Library
(202) 307-3029
URL: http://bop.library.net

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Penology
Federal Bureau of Prisons Library
(202) 307-3029
URL: http://bop.library.net

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Petroleum
Department of Energy Library
URL: http://www.administration.doe.gov/admin/library/index.html

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Physics

U.S. Naval Observatory
Library
(202) 762-1463
URL: http://www.usno.navy.mil/library

NIST Research Library & Technology
(301) 975-3052
URL: http://nvl.nist.gov

U.S. Army Aviation & Missile Command
Redstone Scientific Information Center
(256) 876-5195
URL: http://rsic.redstone.army.mil

Naval Research Laboratory
The Ruth H. Hooker Research Library
(202) 767-2354
URL: http://infoweb.nrl.navy.mil

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Political Science
U.S. Army Europe Library Information Network
USAREUR Library & Resource Center (ULRC)
011-49-6221-57-7430 or DSN 370-7430
URL: http://www.library.ulinet.army.mil/

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Prisoners
Federal Bureau of Prisons Library
(202) 307-3029
URL: http://bop.library.net

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Psychiatry
National Institutes of Health Library
(301) 496-2184
URL: http://nihlibrary.nih.gov

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Psychology
National Institutes of Health Library
(301) 496-2184
URL: http://nihlibrary.nih.gov

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Public Buildings
General Services Administration Library
(202) 501-0788
URL: http://gsa.library.net

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Public Lands
U.S. Department of the Interior
(202) 208-5815
URL: http://library.doi.gov

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Real Property
General Services Administration Library
(202) 501-0788
URL: http://gsa.library.net

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Science & Technology

U.S. Naval Academy
Nimitz Library
(410) 293-2420
URL: http://www.nadn.navy.mil/Library

Naval Postgraduate School
The Dudley Knox Library
(831) 656-2485
URL: http://web.nps.navy.mil/~library

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Statistics
NIST Research Library & Technology
(301) 975-3052
URL: http://nvl.nist.gov

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Tactics & Doctrinal Development
U.S. Army Combined Arms Research Library
(913) 758­3053
URL:

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Telecommunications

General Services Administration Library
(202) 501-0788
URL: http://gsa.library.net

Department of Commerce
Office of Library and Information Services
(202) 482-5511
URL: http://www.doc.gov/lib

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Titanium
U.S. Department of Energy
Albany Research Center Library
(541) 967­5864
URL: http://www.alrc.doe.gov/library/alrclib.html

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Veterans
Department of Veteran Affairs
Headquarters Library
(202) 273-8523

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Voyages & Exploration
Navy Department Library
(202) 433-4132
URL: http://navylibrary.nhc.navy.mil

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Water Resources
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Office Chief of Engineers Library
(202) 761-1094
URL: http://www.usace.army.mil/library/catalog.html-opac.hq.usace.army.mil

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