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Reference Service
Archer K. Blood American Center Library

The Archer K. Blood American Center Library can assist you with your inquiries about U.S. government policy, regional security, economics and trade, history, law, environment, culture and society. Information resources are intended to meet the needs of government officials, journalists, researchers, advanced students and others who have professional level of interest in the United States. Print and online resources range from basic reference works to specialized government documents, legislation and a wide spectrum of American newspapers and periodicals. With our specialized knowledge of the United States, the reference service staff can help users on most topics concerning the United States. You may visit us (48 hours appointment in advance is required) and have one-on-one consultation sessions with our reference librarian, or call at 8802-5566-2826, and email IRCDhaka@state.gov.

If you are looking for …

  • A speech, statement or briefing by the U.S. President, Secretary of State, or other Cabinet member
  • Background information on U.S. Policy toward Bangladesh, South and Central Asia, or any other country or region
  • Congressional testimonies/hearings
  • The latest U.S. trade statistics and economic indicators
  • Biographical information about U.S. government, political, cultural or business leaders
  • Articles from the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs or other U.S. publications
  • Peer-reviewed publications on such subjects as science and technology, business, education, and the humanities

To support online research activities, the library provides several computer terminals which are equipped with fast and reliable Internet access.