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Reference Services


The library provides an array of methods for assisting patrons in meeting their information needs. Librarians are available to answer reference questions and provide training on the use of electronic and print resources.

Literature Searches

Library reference staff can perform searches on the hundreds of subject specific databases that are available through subscriptions to various vendors. Searches can entail bibliographic verifications, author or cited reference searches, or comprehensive subject searches.

Library Seminars

The Library conducts informational and training seminars on a variety of topics depending on patron needs and research interests. Past topics include searching the citation/journal databases and accessing electronic journals. Seminars are announced in the library's monthly newsletter and the Boulder Laboratories Weekly Bulletin. Contact us, if you would like to schedule an individual training for any of our resources.


Submit reference questions, training requests, and other inquiries to BoulderLabs.Ref@noaa.gov.