Event | Courses and Workshops Research Orientation: Serial & Government Publications Division

Date and Location

  • When: Tuesday, May 28, 2019

    10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

  • Where: James Madison Building - Newspaper & Current Periodical Reading Room

    101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540

For more information, please call 202-707-5690. Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.

Designed as a basic introduction for researchers and staff.  Tour the reading room and learn about our favorite databases.

This course is taught by our reference specialists and is designed as a basic introduction for researchers using the Newspaper & Current Periodical Reading Room's collections and resources. Each hour-long session includes a tour of the N&CPR Reading Room, procedures on how to locate and request materials, and using various equipment such as microfilm machines and scanners. Online databases that contain full-text historical newspapers such as "America's Historical Newspapers," "ProQuest Historical Newspapers," and freely accessible resources like "Chronicling America," will also be discussed and demonstrated.

Sign up and learn more about the vast array of serial and government publications we have available for you! Can't make it to this one? Orientations are held the last Tuesday of every month (except December).

Please note that this class is held is on-site and the maximum class size is 10 researchers. Patrons are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes prior to the orientation. 

Individuals requiring accommodations for any of these events are requested to submit a request at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.

For more information, please visit: https://www.loc.gov/rr/news/

Register by phone: 202-707-5690 or online loc.gov/rr/news/classes.html.