Paper No. 5
Presentation Time: 10:00 AM
THE PAST IS THE KEY TO THE FUTURE: URANIUM RESEARCH AT THE USGS DENVER LIBRARY
For the past five years, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Denver Library has provided internal and external instructional sessions to library users on finding print, digital, and online library materials. As library materials become more available in online and digital databases, finding print, CD-ROM, and online subscription library materials have become more challenging for library users. Online content is indexed and available as full-text content; however, there are many databases to navigate and many journals, conference proceedings, government reports and other series that are only partially available as full-text content. Additionally, database interfaces and access to subscription databases can change from year to year. Luckily, many researchers ask for help in the library resulting in impromptu and scheduled bibliographic instruction sessions for uranium research inquiries. The presentation will be an overview of the print, digital, and online uranium information sources used in the USGS Denver Library.