Welcome to NOAA Central Library's guide to accessing library resources while teleworking. Most NOAA Library resources are IP authenticated and available via VPN.
We are proud to offer NOAA a wide array of agency-wide resources. While some journal subscriptions are based on geographic area, this guide focuses on assets that are available to all of NOAA.
If you currently do not have access to a NOAA-provided VPN service, email for assistance in accessing materials at: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org In your email, please also note that you do not have VPN access.
Journal Finder and Database List
Wondering if you have access to your favorite journal? Our NOAA-Wide Journal Finder will let you know. The listing for each journal lists the date range in our holdings and the database where you can find it. See also our comprehensive list of A-Z Databases.
Some of our databases allow access via login, so that articles may be viewed and downloaded when not on the NOAA network. For questions on account how to create a login, contact email@example.com
*Contact the library to request an account
Example: E&E News
Sign up for their daily emails using the following steps:
Navigate to: https://www.eenews.net/get-
Scroll down to fill out their form
Use the “How can we help you?” dropdown to select ‘Join My Organization's Account’
Complete the required fields and submit
Look for an email confirming your account creation
Once logged in, adjust your account settings and select the emails you would like sent to your inbox.
Do you need a journal article or book chapter?
If you are NOAA staff or a contractor on the Silver Spring campus, the NOAA Central Library will handle your interlibrary loan (ILL) requests. If you are NOAA staff or contractor outside of Silver Spring, you can get ILL through your local NOAA library. If you aren't served by another NOAA library, the NOAA Central Library will do ILL for you.
We ask that your request include the most complete citation information you can find for the item wanted, plus your name, contact information, and NOAA line office. If you need the item by a certain date, please include that as well.
Upcoming & Recorded Webinars
The Library Seminars program provides a forum for the sharing of ideas, research updates and news in support of NOAA's mission. In response to the COVID-19 virus, all seminars are held online. See the Library Seminars page for a full listing of upcoming and recorded presentations.
Access to online journals and databases is through IP addresses, so if you are using VPN you should be able to view and download all the articles you have access to as verified by the Journal Finder. If you are having any issues accessing our resources, we want to work with you to restore access. The best way to request assistance is to fill out the Report Access Issue form.
Questions & Comments
We love to hear from you. For any non-access issue questions and comments, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find and Use NOAA Research
The NOAA Institutional Repository is a digital library of scientific literature and research produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The repository contains NOAA publications, as defined in the NOAA Publications Policy, dating from NOAA’s formation in 1970 to present and NOAA-authored and -funded journal articles from 2015 forward.
Additionally, we have office hours every Tuesday from 2-3:30pm Eastern on Google Meet. Join us:
NOAA IR, Publishing & Section 508 "Office Hours"
Tuesday, November 2 · 2:00 – 3:30pm
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/yta-ijoj-knx
Or dial: (US) +1 646-883-9716 PIN: 832 333 185#
More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/yta-ijoj-knx?pin=6059580097979
Looking for training on a particular database, software or tool? The Library offers one-on-one sessions on EndNote, all supported databases, research formulation, and more! Reach out to us at email@example.com and detail your request.