Reference & Research Services

Reference & Research Services


Our Librarians are here to provide assistance Monday - Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm.
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Phone - (301) 713-2600 x157


Our team is able to provide instruction one-on-one or for larger groups. We often provide Brown Bag seminars to explore our various databases and other research tools. We also partner with offices to create detailed instruction on relevant resources. To talk about how we may be able to assist you, or to schedule instruction, please email Trevor Riley

In-Depth Research & Bibliographies

If you are a NOAA employee, the library reference team is available for in-depth research assistance by appointment. Beyond one-on-one instruction, our team is able to complete rigorous and thorough research on any given topic. For an example of recent bibliographies please see our bibliography subject guide page.

Subject Guides (NEW in 2018)

Starting in 2018, the library will begin to build Subject Guides. These guides will include relevant library holdings information, links to relevant research, and recommended resources. Subject guides can be developed upon request.

Citation Management

The library provides NOAA-wide access to EndNote, a comprehensive citation management software application. We occasionally hold Brown Bag seminars for new users and are happy to provide individual or group instruction upon request. EndNote is NOAA-wide approved software. To download EndNote and copy the product key, please visit the following intranet page. (Please note that you will need to put in an IT ticket to complete installation).