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The Library's principal reference and book service point for the general collections.

Main Reading Room Reference Collection
About the 70,000-volume general reference collection on the Main Reading Room's open shelves.

Microform and Electronic Resources Center (LJ-139, the former Computer Catalog Center)
The Library's principal service point for searching the online catalog, subscription databases, CD-ROMs, and the Internet.

Bibliographies and Guides
Full text published guides for the Library's general collections. Our latest addition: Finding British Parliamentary Publications at the Library of Congress

Alcove 9 -- Reference Web sites
A selective list of other Internet resources in the humanities and social sciences.

Why You Should Come to the Library of Congressís Main Reading Room to Begin Your Research! A transcript of the above video is available.

How to Find Stuff at the Largest Library in the World! A transcript of the above video is available.

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Find out about research orientations, reader registration, online and card catalogs, how to request materials and other Library policies.

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