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The Library of Congress offers interactive online programs using webinar technology. Varied topics reflect the depth and breadth of the resources available in the Library's collections, while the webinar format allows participants from around the country and the world to learn from and interact with Library of Congress staff. Specialists from across the Library regularly join in offering a varied slate of presentations.

Upcoming Programs

Caught in the Web? Online Tools for Business Research
Wednesday, April 3, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm EDT

With so many options available, identifying the best ways to meet your research needs online can be a challenge. Please join our business librarians for an overview of freely available tools for business research, for beginning and intermediate-level users.
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Introducing loc.gov: Orientation and Research Strategies
A website orientation webinar is offered monthly.
Please visit the Introducing loc.gov page for a full description, schedule, and registration information.

Topical Program Offerings

Topical webinar programs range from thematic workshops focused on getting the most out of online collections to in-depth explorations of Library materials with expert specialists. Upcoming topical programs include:

Caught in the Web? Online Tools for Business Research

With so many options available, identifying the best ways to meet your research needs online can be a challenge. Please join our business librarians for an overview of freely available tools for business research, for beginning and intermediate-level users. Topics discussed will include: types of business information, effective use of online search engines, the importance of the deep web, identifying reliable sources of business information, and more. By the end of this program participants will be able to successfully search a research topic online, navigate selected Internet sources, and discover resources and services offered through the Library of Congress Business Reference Section.

Date: Wednesday, April 3
Time: 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm EDT
Registration: Please register via Eventbrite

Orientations are held in real time via webinar software. Confirmation and log on instructions will be sent via email. Please read the Library of Congress Comment and Posting Policy.

Technical Requirements: Participants must have access to an Internet-connected computer or device with speakers or headphones. There is also a telephone option for listening to audio.

ADA: Request ADA accommodations five days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]. Registration for the program is also required.

 

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Past Topical Programs

Topics of past Web discussions have included:

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