Introducing loc.gov: Orientation & Research Strategies
The Library of Congress, the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and largest library in the world, contains more than 134 million books, recordings, photographs and prints, maps, music items, and manuscripts. Collected in more than 470 languages, the materials range from rare cuneiform tablets to born digital materials. Through its Web site (www.loc.gov), the Library makes available its resources, services, and more than fifteen million of its items in American history and culture.
The Digital Reference Section (DRS) conducts a free, one-hour interactive orientation monthly, 11 a.m. – noon, Eastern time, via Web conference. Upcoming dates are: Aug. 12; Sept. 9; Oct 14; Nov. 10; Dec. 9; Jan. 13; Feb. 10; Mar. 10; April 14; May 12; and June 9. To register, use the Participant Registration Form at http://www.loc.gov/rr/program/orientation_form.php.
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