How can I learn more about the Library?

Orientations to the services of the NIH Library are available upon request for NIH staff. Library orientations include a demonstration of the Library's Web site with special emphasis on the following resources:

  • Online full text journals
  • Databases, such as Web of Science and PubMed
  • Methods for electronically ordering documents
  • Full-text books, such as Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine and Micromedex
  • The Library's Online Catalog
  • Web forms for requesting Library services

Participants will also be shown the shelving locations for materials such as:

  • Reference collection
  • Book collection
  • Current & older journals
  • Selected new journal issues
  • New books
  • Videos

All orientations begin at the Information Desk in the NIH Library, located on the first floor of Building 10. Orientations in Spanish or for large groups may be arranged by calling (301) 496-1080. Sign Language Interpreters and other reasonable accommodations will be provided. If you require such accommodations, please contact the NIH Library Information Desk at (301) 496-1080 five business days in advance. For TDD users/callers, please call the above number through the Federal Relay Service at 1 (800) 877-8339.

Request an Orientation


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