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The BLM Library staff is available to assist with your research. Please contact us at

The BLM Library offers many different types of resources, including print and electronic; use the links at right to explore our electronic offerings.

Access to subscription resources, such as journals and databases, and certain internal directives is limited to BLM employees. If you are a BLM employee or contractor and cannot access a link from the BLM Library's website, please contact our Digital Services Librarian.

Databases aggregate information resources (journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, encyclopedia entries, etc.) and usually focus on a subject area. In general, one may search a database by subject, author, title, publication, year of publication, etc.

In late 2011, the BLM Library embarked on a large-scale digitization project of BLM-produced documents held in the library's collection. Those digitized publications are now publicly available online and are fully searchable.

The BLM Library holds hundreds of peer-reviewed, scientific journals. Most are available online. In cases where a journal is not available online, contact the BLM Library at and we will obtain articles in a different manner, usually by scanning a print copy or placing interlibrary loan requests. Our journals are presented alphabetically by title ("Journals A-Z") and by program area ("Journals by Subject").

Search our online catalog for books, journals, and electronic resources. We also provide links to other library catalogs that might be of interest.

We have assembled subject guides to provide starting points for research on particular subject areas or initiatives. We constantly are improving our subject guides and building new ones; please send suggestions to

Don't forget to read our search tips to make your searches more effective and efficient.

Links to frequently requested publications, series, and directives may be found on our publications page.

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