The Washington Information Directory (WID) is one of the most historically successful publications at CQ Press. Although it is a “directory,” it has lived in the Library/Annual Edition portfolio because it has a unique profile - it is topically organized, and within the taxonomic structure the relevant organizations are listed not only with contact information but with a brief paragraph describing what the organization (whether government or non-governmental) does related to that topic. It focuses on Washington - in order to be listed, an organization must have an office in the Washington metropolitan area. These descriptions are not boilerplate advertising material from the organizations; rather, they are hand-crafted by a talented freelance research team. 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.

Biology and Life Sciences

Biology and life sciences



National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) (National Institutes of Health), 45 Center Dr., #3AN44E, MS 6200, Bethesda, MD 20892-6200; (301) 496-7301. Jon R. Lorsch, Director.

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Primarily supports basic biomedical research and training that lay the foundation for advances in disease diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Areas of special interest include bioinformatics, cell biology, developmental biology, physiology, biological chemistry genetics, and computational biology.

National Museum of Natural History (Smithsonian Institution), 10th St. and Constitution Ave. N.W., 20560-0106 (mailing address: P.O. Box 37012, MS 106, Washington, DC 20013-7012); (202) 633-2664. Fax, (202) 633-0169. Kirk Johnson, Director. Library, (202) 633-1680. Press, (202) 633-2950. TTY, (202) 633-5285.

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Conducts research and maintains exhibitions ...

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