The Washington Information Directory (WID) is a topically organized reference resource that lists contact information for federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the Washington metro area along with a brief paragraph describing what each organization does related to that topic. In addition, WID pulls together 55 organization charts for federal agencies, congressional resources related to each chapter topic, hotline and contact information for various specific areas of interest (from Food Safety Resources to internships in Washington), and an extensive list of active congressional caucuses and contact details. WID has two appendices, one with thorough information on congresspersons and committees, and the second with governors and embassies.

Social Sciences

Social sciences



National Institutes of Health (NIH) (Health and Human Services Dept.), Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), Bldg. 31, 31 Center Dr., #B1C19, Bethesda, MD 20892-0183; (301) 402-1146. Fax, (301) 402-1150.

Dr. William Riley, Associate Director.

Web, and Twitter, @NIHOBSSR

Works to advance behavioral and social sciences training, to integrate a biobehavioral perspective across the NIH, and to improve communication among scientists and with the public. Develops funding initiatives for research and training. Sets priorities for research. Provides training and career development opportunities for behavioral and social scientists. Links minority students with mentors. Organizes cultural workshops and lectures.

National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution), Library, 10th St. and Constitution Ave. N.W., East Court, 1st Floor, 20560-0154 (mailing address: P.O. Box 37012, MS 154, Washington, DC ...

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