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U.S. Department of the Interior


Many libraries and related organizations have online guides about the DOI. The featured libraries are part of the Federal Depository Library Program, and they are known as Federal Depository Libraries (FDLs). Community guide topics range from GIS data to natural hazards, from visiting national parks to information about the greater sage grouse.

Community Guides

Featured Community Guides from the Libraries of the DOI
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Digital Texts and Reports Databases

U.S. Department of the Interior Library (FDL #0093)

  • Geared for DOI employees, see a list of free online publications and databases on a variety of topics that complement DOI's information and resources.
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Maps and Mapping

U.S. Geological Survey Library (FDL #0628C)

  • Check out this guide from the USGS Library on the bureau's maps and mapping tools and programs. Some of the featured resources are TopoView, the National Map, the National Geologic Map Database, the National Geospatial Program, and science resources for educators.
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The National Trails System

U.S. Department of the Interior Library (FDL #0093)

  • Created in 1968, learn about the "30 national scenic and historic trails" across the country that make up the system under either the U.S. Department of the Interior or the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Featured Community Guides about the DOI
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Government Documents: Interior

Abilene Christian University Library (FDL #0612A)

  • Learn more about the DOI bureaus, offices, and the Environmental Conservation Online System.
  • Guide's Subjects: American History, Criminal Justice, Government Documents, Political Science, United States
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Government Documents: Interior

Youngstown State University Library (FDL #0482A) 

  • Explore resources of the DOI and its bureaus, including the Bureau of Indian Education, Bureau of Safety & Environmental Enforcement, and Office of Surface Mining Reclamation & Enforcement.
  • Guide's Subjects: Current Events, Environmental Sciences, Federal, General Reference, Geography, Geological Sciences, Government, Government Information, Law, State of Ohio, Statistics, Williamson College of Business Administration 
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U.S. Congressional Serial Set Finding List: Annual Reports, Secretary of the Interior (I 1.1:)

The College of Wooster Libraries (FDL #0479A) 

  • Created by Jennifer McMullen and maintained by Mark Gooch, this guide is a general reference about the DOI's annual reports since 1849.
  • Guide's Subject: Government Information
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U.S. Government: Interior

Florida State University Libraries (FDL #0109)

  • Discover key resources and historical publications by the DOI in this guide.
  • Guide's Subjects: Subjects: Agriculture, Census, Defense, Energy, Environmental_Protection, Government_Documents, Government Information, Health_and_Human_Services, Homeland_Security, Interior, Justice, NASA, National_Science, Political Science, State, Transportation, Urban_Development
Featured Community Guides about DOI Bureaus
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Government Documents--Department of the Interior: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library (FDL #0129)

  • This guide highlights various publications by the BOEM, including its fact sheets and science notes.
  • Guide's Subjects: Anthropology, BIA, BLM, BPA, Dams, Drilling, Education, Fish, FWS, Geography, Geology, Government Documents, Mines, NPS, Offshore, Parks, Possessions, Territories, USGS, Wildlife, WRA, Zoology
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Government Information: Bureau of Reclamation (BOR)

Colorado State University Library (FDL #0068)

  • Learn more about the BOR, including its reservoir data, water operations, project and facilities databases, and publications.
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U.S. Federal Documents on HathiTrust: Bureau of Indian Affairs Publications

University of Washington Libraries (FDL #0644)

  • Find BIA publications using HathiTrust, including archaeological reports, bylaws, and population and economic statistics.
  • Guide's Subject: Government Publications
Featured Community Guides on Subjects Related to the DOI
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Fisheries and Wildlife Resources

Michigan State University Library (FDL #0274)

  • From scientific databases to grey literature, check out some free state, Federal, and international governments' resources about wildlife, fisheries, ecologies, and more.
  • Guide's Subjects: Biological Sciences, Conservation, Environment, Environmental Studies, Fisheries, Science, General, Wildlife
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Government Information--By Topic: Energy & the Environment

Brooklyn College Library (FDL #0397)

  • Explore various resources from different Federal agencies on topics related to the energy and the environment. Publications include from the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and more.
  • Guide's Subject: Government Information
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Government Resources on Native American Heritage

Rice University Fondren Library | Kelley Center (FDL #0608C)

  • This online guide recognizes the achievements of Native Americans, especially individuals who work in the Federal Government, from those serving in the U.S. Congress to being NASA astronauts.
  • Guide's Subjects: Government Information, Native American Heritage, Native American History

Federal Depository Library Directory (FDLD)

The Federal Depository Library Program distributes Government information free of cost to libraries that participate in the program. These libraries have information specialists who can assist your research needs. To find your nearest depository, check out the FDLD

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Disclaimer about Community Guides

Visiting a community guide will direct you to other websites, which may have different privacy policies than the U.S. Government Publishing Office. Also, community guides may feature resources that are not U.S. Government publications or sources, which may not be freely available. Contact the community guide's owner for additional information or assistance.