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Notice: On Monday, April 4, 2022, the Science and Business Reading Room in the Adams Building will re-open. Our Reading Room hours are Mondays-Thursdays, 8:30am-8:30pm, and Fridays and Saturdays, 8:30am-5pm. Appointments will be optional, but encouraged to ensure collection material is accessible during your visit. Starting on April 4, researchers can request an appointment using the Science, Technology & Business online form. Library staff will confirm the date and time of your scheduled appointment. For more information visit the onsite researchers page.

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In the May 1955 issue of Fortune Magazine, a new type of article debuted with the publication of the inaugural Fortune 500 list. Read more about this and other company ranking lists.

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Anthony Angle, photographer. Woman reading inside newsstand. 1953. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

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Carol Highsmith, photographer. [Exterior view. Library of Congress John Adams Building, Washington, D.C.] 2007. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

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Business Reference Services is the starting point for conducting research at the Library of Congress in the subject areas of business and economics. Here, reference specialists in specific subject areas of business assist patrons in formulating search strategies and gaining access to the information and materials contained in the Library's rich collections of business and economics materials.
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