National referral center


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The National Referral Center may be described most simply as the ‘information desk’ of the scientific and technical community. Operating in the Science and Technology Division, Library of Congress, in Washington, D.C., the center provides a single place to which anyone may turn for advice on where and how to obtain information on specific topics in science and technology.

The center does not provide technical details in answer to inquiries, nor does it furnish bibliographic assistance. Functioning as an intermediary, it directs those who have a question concerning a particular subject to organiztions or individuals with specialized knowledge of that subject.