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Online Resources by Subject

The Pittsford Community Library staff has prepared the following “Resources by Subject Guide” for the Monroe County Library System databases. To go directly to the Monroe County Library System’s alphabetical list of newspaper and journal articles, business and health databases, etc., click here.

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Newspapers

  1. Gale Custom Newspapers (New York State Newspapers)

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=NYSL_RO_MCLS&db=SP01

Eight full-text newspapers for New York State (from Buffalo, New York City and Syracuse) including: The Buffalo News and the Syracuse Post-Standard.

  1. Gannett Newsstand monroe county library card

http://classic.libraryweb.org/wc-bin/pqGannett

Contains over 85 Gannett newspapers, 6 of which are New York newspapers. These include the Ithaca Journal, Poughkeepsie Journal, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Journal News (White Plains), Press and Sun-Bulletin (Binghamton) and Star-Gazette (Elmira).

  1. Gale National Newspaper Index

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=NYSL_RO_MCLS&db=NNI

Provides indexing of American's top five newspapers: The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post.

  1. General OneFile monroe county library card

http://classic.libraryweb.org/wc-bin/galeOF

This database contains news and periodical articles on many topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many more. Type: Abstracts and some full text.

  1. InfoTrac Newstand

http://go.galegroup.com/ps/start.do?p=STND&u=nysl_ro_mcls&authCount=1

InfoTrac Newsstand is an innovative Web-based full-text newspaper database which allows users to search articles instantly by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other assigned fields. Finally, a one-stop source for the day's news and searchable archives. You can customize your online newspaper database features including search options. With InfoTrac Newsstand, you can search a collection of more than 1,000 newspapers, then select your own screen appearance, search options and results format.

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Reference

  1. Academic OneFile

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=NYSL_RO_MCLS&db=AONE   

Periodicals covering a broad range of material: arts, business, education, general reference, health, law, literature, medicine, sciences, social sciences, technology, and other subjects. Type: Abstracts and some full-text.

  1. A to Z Databases monroe county library card

http://www.atozdatabases.com/search

The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

  1. Gale Virtual Reference Library monroe county library card

http://classic.libraryweb.org/wc-bin/galeVRL

Trusted and authoritative digital reference books covering everything from biography, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, our nation and the world, religion, science and social issues. All sources are full-text, available 24/7, translatable into 11 languages, offer text-to-speech capability and options to print, email and download articles.

  1. General OneFile monroe county library card

http://classic.libraryweb.org/wc-bin/galeOF

This database contains news and periodical articles on many topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many more. Type: Abstracts and some full text.

  1. Grolier Online

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?uname=nygeo2429&db=SCH1

Includes the Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, and The New Book of Knowledge.

  1. Worldcat monroe county library card

http://www3.libraryweb.org/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=470350&libID=470370

OCLC catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.

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Resources by Subject

  1. Biography
  1. Gale Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online monroe county library card

http://classic.libraryweb.org/wc-bin/galeDLBC

Provides more than 16,000 biographical and critical essays on the lives, works, and careers of the world's most influential literary figures from all eras and genres. Comprised of the award-winning Dictionary of Literary Biography series, which over its 30-year history has been dedicated to making literature and its creators better understood and more accessible to students and interested readers, DLB Complete Online includes the DLB main series, the DLB Documentary Series, and the DLB Yearbook Series – all delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.

  1. Gale Virtual Reference Library monroe county library card

http://classic.libraryweb.org/wc-bin/galeVRL

Trusted and authoritative digital reference books covering everything from biography, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, our nation and the world, religion, science and social issues. All sources are full-text, available 24/7, translatable into 11 languages, offer text-to-speech capability and options to print, email and download articles.

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  1. Business & Money

Guide to Business Research (http://www3.libraryweb.org/adults.aspx?id=321)

Guide to Finance & Investment Research (http://www3.libraryweb.org/central.aspx?id=1275)

Grant Information Center (http://www3.libraryweb.org/central.aspx?id=114)

Guide to Small Business Research (http://www3.libraryweb.org/central.aspx?id=153)

  1. Academic OneFile

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=NYSL_RO_MCLS&db=AONE

Periodicals covering a broad range of material: arts, business, education, general reference, health, law, literature, medicine, sciences, social sciences, technology, and other subjects. Type: Abstracts and some full-text.

  1. Alternative Energy Resource Center & Almanac monroe county library card

http://www3.libraryweb.org/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=486514&libID=486535

From Plunkett Research, the Alternative & Renewable Energy research center offers Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends and Leading Companies. Key features include industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence; market forecasts and industry statistics; as well as in-depth profiles of hundreds of leading companies.

  1. Free Management Library

http://managementhelp.org/

This top online source covers over 675 topics, such as advertising, benefits, compensation, employee performance, and interviewing.

  1. Business Insights: Essentials

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=NYSL_RO_MCLS&db=BIE

Includes company profiles, industry reports and financial reports, as well as business magazines and newspapers.

  1. Gale Directory Of Early Stage Investment monroe county library card

http://classic.libraryweb.org/wc-bin/galeESI

Covers the several types of early stage investors including: venture capitalists, business incubators, angel investors and angel groups, corporate investment divisions, crowd-funding and co-operative groups.

  1. General OneFile monroe county library card

http://classic.libraryweb.org/wc-bin/galeOF

This database contains news and periodical articles on many topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many more. Type: Abstracts and some full text.

  1. Green Technology Research Center & Industry Almanac monroe county library card

http://www3.libraryweb.org/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=487823&libID=487844

From Plunkett Research, the Green Technology research center offers Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends and Leading Companies. Key features include industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence; market forecasts and industry statistics; as well as in-depth profiles of hundreds of leading companies. The Industry Almanac is a complete guide to the business of renewable, alternative and hydrogen energy.

  1. Value Line Research Center Library Edition monroe county library card

https://jump.valueline.com/BarcodeLogin.aspx?bcode=2&o=research&lp=secure/dashboard

The Value Line Research Center Library Edition includes online access to Value Line's leading research publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as our proprietary special situation stocks. The Value Line Research Center Library Edition is available to Pittsford residents for personal use only. Three library patrons can use this database at any given time. Please be considerate of other users and log out when you have completed your research.

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  1. Careers & Jobs

Guide to Local and National Employment Information http://www3.libraryweb.org/adults.aspx?id=661

Grant Information Center http://www3.libraryweb.org/central.aspx?id=114

Job Information Center http://www3.libraryweb.org/central.aspx?id=129

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  1. Education & K-12

Pittsford School District http://www.pittsfordschools.org/

Rochester Area http://www3.libraryweb.org/central.aspx?id=159

Guide to Financial Aid for Colleges and Universities http://www3.libraryweb.org/central.aspx?id=161

  1. Academic OneFile

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=NYSL_RO_MCLS&db=AONE

Periodicals covering a broad range of material: arts, business, education, general reference, health, law, literature, medicine, sciences, social sciences, technology, and other subjects. Type: Abstracts and some full-text.

  1. EBSCO Teacher Reference Center (TRC)

http://www.teacherreference.com/

This database provides coverage on key education topics such as Assessment, Continuing Education, Current Pedagogical Research, Curriculum Development, Instructional Media, Language Arts, Literacy Standards, Science & Mathematics, and more for K-12 teachers and librarians.

  1. EBSCO Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)

http://www.libraryresearch.com/

This world-class bibliographic database provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. With coverage dating back to the mid-1960s, it is the oldest continuously produced database covering the field of information science.

  1. eLibrary Elementary

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?wac=47-103442&db=ELIBE

Contains over 140 magazines and books for elementary students. Also includes the American Heritage Dictionary.

  1. General OneFile monroe county library card

http://classic.libraryweb.org/wc-bin/galeOF

This database contains news and periodical articles on many topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many more. Type: Abstracts and some full text.

  1. Kids Infobits

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=NYSL_RO_MCLS&db=ITKE

Kids InfoBits is a database developed especially for beginning researchers in Kindergarten through Grade 5. Featuring a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, the most popular search method is moving from a broad subject to a narrower topic using the subject-based topic tree. The curriculum-related, age appropriate, full-text content is from the best elementary reference sources and magazines. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

  1. Opposing Viewpoints

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=NYSL_RO_MCLS&db=OVIC

Contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with over 13,000 pro/con viewpoints. Includes a variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more.

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  1. Genealogy & Local History

Guide to Genealogy Research http://www3.libraryweb.org/lh.aspx?id=956

  1. Ancestry Library Edition

Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. Answers await everyone – whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist or historian. Here, you can unlock the story of you with sources like censuses, vital records, immigration records, family histories, military records, court and legal documents, directories, photos, maps, and more.

Ancestry.com is only available inside the library. Please ask the Reference Librarian for assistance.

  1. Rochester History

http://www3.libraryweb.org/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=950

Rochester History is a journal that covers the history of Rochester and western New York. All articles are available on-line – from 1939 to the present.

  1. Rochester Images

http://photo.libraryweb.org/

Contains over 22,000 historical and contemporary images from Rochester and Monroe County.

  1. HeritageQuest monroe county library card

http://www3.libraryweb.org/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=795

A powerful and popular genealogical resource that includes the Federal Censuses, over 25,000 family and local histories, bank and military records, and genealogical and local history sources.

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  1. Government, Law & Politics

Guide to Legal Resources http://www3.libraryweb.org/central.aspx?id=156

Guide to Local & National Government Resources http://www3.libraryweb.org/central.aspx?id=304

Guide to Statistics Resources http://www3.libraryweb.org/central.aspx?id=162

  1. Academic OneFile

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=NYSL_RO_MCLS&db=AONE

Periodicals covering a broad range of material: arts, business, education, general reference, health, law, literature, medicine, sciences, social sciences, technology, and other subjects. Type: Abstracts and some full-text.

  1. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

http://cfda.gov/

Database of all Federal programs available to State and local governments.

  1. General OneFile monroe county library card

http://classic.libraryweb.org/wc-bin/galeOF

This database contains news and periodical articles on many topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many more. Type: Abstracts and some full text.

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  1. Consumer Information

Guide to Pricing Used Cars & Boats http://www3.libraryweb.org/central.aspx?id=150

  1. Consumer Reports monroe county library card

https://libraryweb.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?profile=crcro

Find product ratings and reviews, in-depth advice, tips and trends, and recommendations and buying advice for thousands of products and services.

  1. Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information

http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/

The Federal Trade Commission works to prevent fraudulent, deceptive and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop and avoid them. Consumer complaints can be filed here.

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  1. Health & Medicine
  1. Academic OneFile

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=NYSL_RO_MCLS&db=AONE

Periodicals covering a broad range of material: arts, business, education, general reference, health, law, literature, medicine, sciences, social sciences, technology, and other subjects. Type: Abstracts and some full-text.

  1. Centers for Disease Control

http://www.cdc.gov/

CDC.gov is your online source for credible health information and is the official Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC is committed to achieving true improvements in people's health. CDC applies research and findings to improve people's daily lives and responds to health emergencies – something that distinguishes CDC from its peer agencies. Working with states and other partners, CDC provides a system of health surveillance to monitor and prevent disease outbreaks (including bioterrorism), implement disease prevention strategies, and maintain national health statistics. CDC also guards against international disease transmission, with personnel stationed in more than 25 foreign countries.

  1. CLIC-on-Health

http://www.cliconhealth.org/

A "one-stop-shopping" site for Rochester health information, CLIC-on-Health is administered by the Rochester Regional Library Council. Funding for CLIC-on-Health is provided by a grant from NY Senator Jim Alesi and the Rochester Regional Library Council.

  1. EBSCO GreenFILE

http://www.greeninfoonline.com/

A freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology.

  1. Gale Virtual Reference Library monroe county library card

http://classic.libraryweb.org/wc-bin/galeVRL

Trusted and authoritative digital reference books covering everything from biography, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, our nation and the world, religion, science and social issues. All sources are full-text, available 24/7, translatable into 11 languages, offer text-to-speech capability and options to print, email and download articles.

  1. General OneFile monroe county library card

http://classic.libraryweb.org/wc-bin/galeOF

This database contains news and periodical articles on many topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many more. Type: Abstracts and some full text.

  1. Health Reference Center Academic

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=NYSL_RO_MCLS&db=HRCA

Database contains the full-text of medical, nursing and allied health journals, plus a wide variety of consumer health sources. Type: Full text, abstracts.

  1. Medline Plus

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/

MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health's Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free. You can use MedlinePlus to learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.

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  1. History & Social Science
  1. Academic OneFile

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=NYSL_RO_MCLS&db=AONE   

Periodicals covering a broad range of material: arts, business, education, general reference, health, law, literature, medicine, sciences, social sciences, technology, and other subjects. Type: Abstracts and some full-text.

  1. EBSCO GreenFILE

http://www.greeninfoonline.com/

A freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology.

  1. General OneFile monroe county library card

http://classic.libraryweb.org/wc-bin/galeOF

This database contains news and periodical articles on many topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many more. Type: Abstracts and some full text.

  1. Global Road Warrior monroe county library card

http://classic.libraryweb.org/wc-bin/global

From travel planning to school work, Global Road Warrior connects you with information about countries around the world. Explore hotels, customs, history, business culture, maps and even recipes!

  1. Opposing Viewpoints

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=NYSL_RO_MCLS&db=OVIC

Contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with over 13,000 pro/con viewpoints. Includes a variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more.

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  1. Literature
  1. Academic OneFile

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=NYSL_RO_MCLS&db=AONE

Periodicals covering a broad range of material: arts, business, education, general reference, health, law, literature, medicine, sciences, social sciences, technology, and other subjects. Type: Abstracts and some full-text.

  1. Gale Literary Criticism Online monroe county library card

http://classic.libraryweb.org/wc-bin/galeLCO

Gale takes literature, history and culture to the next level with the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available: Literature Criticism Online. Imagine centuries of analysis - the scholarly and popular commentary from broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals – delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals. The net result is tens of thousands of hard-to-find essays at your fingertips. It's all designed to raise the level of research while providing the around-the-clock remote access that today's researchers demand.

  1. Gale Something About the Author Online monroe county library card

http://classic.libraryweb.org/wc-bin/galeSATA

Provides first-time comprehensive online access to all volumes ever printed in Gale's acclaimed and long-standing Something About the Author series, which examines the lives and works of authors and illustrators for children and young adults and is the preeminent source on authors and literature for young people. Something About the Author Online includes both the main series and Something About the Author Autobiography Series, totaling more than 217 volumes, 12,000 entries, and nearly 17,000 images – all delivered in an easy-to-use 24/7 online format that matches the exact look and feel of the print originals.

  1. Gale Virtual Reference Library monroe county library card

http://classic.libraryweb.org/wc-bin/galeVRL

Trusted and authoritative digital reference books covering everything from biography, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, our nation and the world, religion, science and social issues. All sources are full-text, available 24/7, translatable into 11 languages, offer text-to-speech capability and options to print, email and download articles.

  1. General OneFile monroe county library card

http://classic.libraryweb.org/wc-bin/galeOF

This database contains news and periodical articles on many topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many more. Type: Abstracts and some full text.

  1. NoveList

http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,cpid&custid=s9159065&profile=novelist

NoveList is a comprehensive readers' advisory service for fiction lovers. NoveList answers the question: What should I read next? NoveList contains plot summaries and information on thousands of fiction books for all ages as well as author read-alike lists and book discussion guides. NoveList is available to Pittsford residents with a valid library card.

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  1. Science & Technology
  1. Academic OneFile

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=NYSL_RO_MCLS&db=AONE

Periodicals covering a broad range of material: arts, business, education, general reference, health, law, literature, medicine, sciences, social sciences, technology, and other subjects. Type: Abstracts and some full-text.

  1. Alternative Energy Resource Center & Almanac monroe county library card

http://www3.libraryweb.org/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=486514&libID=486535

From Plunkett Research, the Alternative & Renewable Energy research center offers Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends and Leading Companies. Key features include industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence; market forecasts and industry statistics; as well as in-depth profiles of hundreds of leading companies. The almanac is a complete guide to the business of renewable, alternative and hydrogen energy.  

  1. EBSCO GreenFILE

http://www.greeninfoonline.com/

A freely accessible research database focusing on the relationship between human beings and the environment. Comprised of scholarly and general interest titles, as well as government documents and reports, GreenFILE offers a unique perspective on the positive and negative ways humans affect the ecology.

  1. Gale Virtual Reference Library monroe county library card

http://classic.libraryweb.org/wc-bin/galeVRL

Trusted and authoritative digital reference books covering everything from biography, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, our nation and the world, religion, science and social issues. All sources are full-text, available 24/7, translatable into 11 languages, offer text-to-speech capability and options to print, email and download articles.

  1. General OneFile monroe county library card

http://classic.libraryweb.org/wc-bin/galeOF

This database contains news and periodical articles on many topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many more. Type: Abstracts and some full text.

  1. Green Technology Research Center & Industry Almanac  monroe county library card

http://www3.libraryweb.org/WorkArea/linkit.aspx?LinkIdentifier=id&ItemID=487823&libID=487844

From Plunkett Research, the Green Technology research center offers Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends and Leading Companies. Key features include industry trends analysis, market data and competitive intelligence; market forecasts and industry statistics; as well as in-depth profiles of hundreds of leading companies. The Industry Almanac is a complete guide to the business of renewable, alternative and hydrogen energy.

  1. Opposing Viewpoints

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=NYSL_RO_MCLS&db=OVIC

Contains a range of perspectives on many important issues, with over 13,000 pro/con viewpoints. Includes a variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more.

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  1. Travel
  1. Centers for Disease Control

http://www.cdc.gov/

CDC.gov offers traveler health information. CDC.gov is your online source for credible health information and is the official Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC is committed to achieving true improvements in people's health. CDC applies research and findings to improve people's daily lives and responds to health emergencies – something that distinguishes CDC from its peer agencies. Working with states and other partners, CDC provides a system of health surveillance to monitor and prevent disease outbreaks (including bioterrorism), implement disease prevention strategies, and maintain national health statistics. CDC also guards against international disease transmission, with personnel stationed in more than 25 foreign countries.

  1. Global Road Warrior monroe county library card

http://classic.libraryweb.org/wc-bin/global

From travel planning to school work, Global Road Warrior connects you with information about countries around the world. Explore hotels, customs, history, business culture, maps and even recipes!

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