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General Research Orientation [Monday Mornings]

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Main Reading Room, First Floor, LJ-139B

Thomas Jefferson Building

10 First Street SE

Washington, DC 20540

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The "Research Orientation to the Library of Congress" course is designed as a basic introduction for researchers using the Library of Congress collections and resources. Each session includes an introduction to the Library's reading rooms and collections; guidelines on how to locate and request materials in a closed-stack library; suggestions on how to conduct research efficiently in the Library of Congress; instruction on how to use Library of Congress Subject Headings and other sources for searching accurately by subject; information on how to find published bibliographies and topical indexes in print and automated formats; information on using the Library's catalogs in card and online forms; procedures for finding citations to journal articles; and an overview of electronic resources, including subscription databases.

Please note that the maximum class size is 30 researchers.

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

Patrons are encouraged to arrive 15 minutes prior to the orientation. Seating is available on a first-come basis. Registration does not guarantee entry after the orientation start time.

For more information, please visit: http://www.loc.gov/rr/main/inforeas/orient.html

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