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XVI. Useful Addresses and Telephone Numbers

The following are addresses and telephone numbers of some organizations to which researchers can turn for additional information:

College of Insurance Library
One Insurance Plaza
101 Murray Street
New York, New York 10007
Telephone 212-962-4111 (ask for library)
Only available 12 noon - 5 p.m. E.S.T.
Provides answers to insurance inquiries of all types.

Federal Procurement Data Center
4040 North Fairfax Drive
Suite 900
Arlington, Virginia 22203
Telephone 703-235-1326
Provides government contracts information.

Federal Trade Commission
Room 630
Sixth and Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20580
Telephone 202-326-2395

Foundation Center
1001 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 938
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone 202-331-1400
Makes available Internal Revenue Service returns for non-profit corporations and much information on corporate philanthropy (both U.S. and international).

Government Printing Office
Superintendent of Documents
U.S. G.P.O.
Washington, DC 20402
Telephone 202-783-3238; local DC bookstore is at
710 North Capitol Street NW
Washington, DC 20401
Telephone 202-275-2091

Greater Washington Board of Trade
1129 20th Street NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 1036
Telephone 202-857-5900

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Library
2001 L Street NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036-2095
Telephone 202-785-6323
Open to public 9 - 5, Monday - Friday.
OECD Library makes its complete document collection available for public use. The Library of Congress does not acquire complete sets of all OECD publications.

Securities and Exchange Commission
Public Reference Room
450 Fifth Street NW
Washington, DC 20549
Telephone 202-272-7450
The location for public access to primary source material on corporate finance and activities; see chapter 2 of this guide for full description of SEC documents.

Small Business Administration Library
409 Third St., SW
Washington, D.C. 20416
Telephone 202-205-7033

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Recordings:
Gross Domestic Product 202-606-5306
Personal Income and Outlay 202-606-5303
Balance of Payments and International Transactions 202-606-5362

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Recordings:
Consumer Price Index, Producer (Wholesale) Price Index, and Employment Situation 202-606-7828

U.S. Bureau of the Census, Data User Services Branch
Washington, DC 20233
Telephone 301-457-1216
This office will direct searchers to the correct person or printed source for specific or esoteric census data.

U.S. Bureau of the Public Debt, Recording 202-287-4113
Provides information on treasury bills and other government securities.

U.S. Department of Commerce
Business Liaison Office
Washington, DC 20230
Telephone 202-482-4655
Will Direct searchers to the appropriate specialist or printed source to answer questions on international trade.

Local Public Library Business Collections

District of Columbia:

Martin Luther King Memorial Library
901 G St. NW
Room 107
Washington, DC 20001
Telephone 202-727-1171

Montgomery County:

Bethesda Regional Library
7400 Arlington Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Telephone 301-986-8450
Telephone reference service 301-279-1937
(located at Rockville branch)

Northern Virginia:

Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library
7584 Leesburg Pike (Rt. 7)
Falls Church, Virginia 22042
Telephone 703-790-8088

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