The NOAA Central Library's Library Instruction Program is designed to help you understand how to best use the resources provided by the library. We realize that many of the tools we provide access to are not intuitive and the most effective ways of using them are not always obvious. We offer a number of services to help you get the most out of our resources.
If you have any questions or comments about the Library Instruction Program, contact Trevor Riley or the Library Reference Desk.
Discover the best ways to navigate the libraries' web sites, how to search databases, access e-journals, set up email alerts, develop an EndNote database, tour our special collections, and more. Contact the Library Reference Desk to set up an individual appointment or to set up a more formal briefing for your program or office staff.
EndNote TrainingThe NOAA Central Library hosted two EndNote Training sessions with a subject focus on aquaculture in September. The September 6, 2017 class recording is available here until September 29. The September 14, 2017, class recording is available here until September 30. Are you interested in having a specialty EndNote class with keywords and subject terms? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Using Web of Science to support NOAA aquaculture research
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 2PM EDT
Duration: approximately 1 hour
Location (Online*): Join the training session here.
Trainer: Kristen Faeth, Web of Science, Clarivate Analytics
Class summary: This WoS training will be tailored to NOAA aquaculture researchers, but all are welcome.
*You are also welcome to follow along with Librarians in the Brown Bag area of the NOAA Central Library.
NOAA has a multi-year site-wide license for the bibliographic management tool Endnote. This tool helps you keep track of citations and create bibliographies.Information on how to download EndNote X8 is on the NOAA Google Sites EndNote page.
EndNote X8 Training Guide
The Little EndNote How-To Book (X8)
Endnote X8 Training Materials (Videos, etc...) Quick Reference Guide
What's new in EndNote X8 (YouTube Tutorial, 5:08 minutes)
EndNote X8 on Windows: The Short Course (YouTube Tutorial, 24:56 minutes)
HeinOnline is a legal research collection that features full-text searching of laws and regulations, case law, treaties and agreements, scholarly legal and criminal justice periodicals, and related materials.
HeinOnline What's New
HeinOnline YouTube Channel
HeinOnline Training Guides
HeinOnline Quick Reference Guide
Proquest is a platform of databases that allows you to search for journal articles and conference proceedings in the aquatic, biological, environmental, meteorological, and toxicological sciences. The databases accessible through Proquest for NOAA staff include Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), COS Conference Proceedings, Meteorological and Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA) and Water Resources Abstracts.
LexisNexis includes major newspapers, law journals, legislative histories, international news, intellectual property records, industry and market reports, and more. Available to all NOAA staff nationwide at lexisnexis.com via user id and password. Contact your NOAA Library for more information. If you are a patron of the NOAA Central Library, contact the Reference Desk. For a list of NOAA libraries click here.
LexisNexis E-Learning Series: Training and support just when you need it
Expert free search assistance: 1-800-543-6862
Westlaw is a specialized database of primary law, legal analysis and litigation materials.
Westlaw User Guides: free user guides, quick reference guides, and newsletters in multiple subject areas.
Self-paced Westlaw Next Tutorials
Expert free research assistance available to NOAA Staff: 1-800-WESTLAW
Science Direct is a multidisciplinary database of scientific journals published by Elsevier B.V.
Searching and Linking
Web of Science
Web of Science (formerly ISI Web of Knowledge) is today's premier research platform for information in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities.
(Note: NOAA is subscribed to the Science Citation Index Expanded portion of the Core Collection, but NOAA is not subscribed to the social sciences or arts and humanities indices as those are out of our scope).
The Web of Science-Science Training Page offers links to online tutorials, quick reference cards, and more.
Library Created Videos and Guides
The NOAA Central Library staff has also created a number of resources for users on a variety of topics ranging from library services, to navigating specific databases to submitting documents for publication. Please see below for a complete list of library created tutorials.
Welcome to the NOAA Central Library
Submitting Materials to the Institutional Repository
Navigating the NOAA Institutional Repository
Using Journal Databases
Searching the Library Catalog
Come join us for a tour of the library and our Special Collections Room, which holds such unique items as a collection of Civil War era maps and charts created by the Coast and Geodetic Survey, a 1485 Latin Transcription of Hippocrates' work on climate and human health, and more.
To set up an individual or group tour of the library, contact the Library Reference Desk.