Library Instruction

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.

Scheduled Sessions & Events

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 Training
The 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      

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. 

Online Tutorials & Videos

Library Tours

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.