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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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Online Resources

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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

Search 26 full-text New York State newspapers and blogs, including The Buffalo News and the Syracuse Post-Standard. *NOVELNY

  1. InfoTrac Newstand

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ro_mcls&db=STND

Full-text newspaper search by title, headline, date, newspaper section or other  assigned fields. National collection of more than 1,000 newspapers. *NOVELNY

  1. General OneFile monroe county library card

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ro_mcls&db=ITOF

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.  *NOVELNY

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 General Reference

  1. Academic OneFile monroe county library card

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. *NOVELNY

  1. Britannica Academic monroe county library card

https://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ro_mcls&db=EBacademic

An accurate, current, and comprehensive resource for college-level learners, researchers, and faculty. Discover encyclopedia articles, full-text journal and magazine articles, primary sources, multimedia, and other unique resources and tools that make research easier and more productive.  *NOVELNY

  1. Britannica School monroe county library card

https://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ro_mcls&db=EBschool

Thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases for elementary, middle, or high school students. There is Read-aloud, a font size adjuster, and built-in translation tools support students with special needs and ELLs.  *NOVELNY

  1. Gale Virtual Reference Library monroe county library card

https://libraryweb.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/roch33540?db=GVRL

Digital reference covering everything from biography, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, religion, science and social issues.

  1. General OneFile monroe county library card

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ro_mcls&db=ITOF

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.  *NOVELNY

  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 variety of resource types: reference, news, primary sources, multimedia and more.  *NOVELNY

  1. Research in Context

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ro_mcls&db=MSIC

Created specifically for middle-schoolers, Research in Context combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history.  *NOVELNY

  1. Worldcat via OCLC FirstSearch monroe county library card

https://libraryweb.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://firstsearch.oclc.org/FSIP

Access a 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

https://libraryweb.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_ro_rchstpro?db=DLBC

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.

  1. Gale Virtual Reference Library monroe county library card

https://libraryweb.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/roch33540?db=GVRL

Digital reference covering everything from biography, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, religion, science and social issues.

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  1. Business & Money
  1. A to Z Databases

http://www.atozdatabases.com/search

Provides details on every business and household within the United States. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, and more.

  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. *NOVELNY

  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. General OneFile monroe county library card

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ro_mcls&db=ITOF

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.  *NOVELNY

  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. Consumer Information
  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. Education & K-12

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

  1. Academic OneFilemonroe county library card

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. *NOVELNY

  1. Britannica Schoolmonroe county library card

https://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ro_mcls&db=EBschool

Thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases for elementary, middle, or high school students. There is Read-aloud, a font size adjuster, and built-in translation tools support students with special needs and ELLs. *NOVELNY.

  1. EBSCO Teacher Reference Center (TRC)

http://www.teacherreference.com/

Covers on key education topics for K-12 teachers and librarians.

  1. Educators Complete Reference

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ro_mcls&db=PROF

Provides access to academic journals, reports, and many premier reference sources in the field of education. The database includes content in key subject areas including administration, bilingual education, child development and psychology, funding, health education, technology, and testing. *NOVELNY

  1. General OneFile monroe county library card

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ro_mcls&db=ITOF

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. *NOVELNY.

  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. This database covers geography, current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more. *NOVELNY.

  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.

  1. Research in Context

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ro_mcls&db=MSIC

Created specifically for middle-schoolers, Research in Context combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Students will find outstanding support to complete assignments in core subjects including literature, science, social studies, and history. *NOVELNY.

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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. 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.

  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

https://catalogplus.libraryweb.org/?section=search&term=Rochester%20Images%20digital%20collection

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

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  1. Health & Medicine
  1. Academic OneFilemonroe county library card

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. *NOVELNY.

  1. A.D.A.M. Interactive Anatomy

http://www.interactiveanatomy.com/default.aspx?account=ROCHESTERPUBLIB&edition=8

Health resources for public libraries. Three award-winning medical databases, one comprehensive health and reference library.

  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 collaboration of Rochester-based hospital, public and school librarians to provide quality healthcare information and resources needed to make wise lifestyle and healthcare choices. A collaboration of Rochester-based hospital, public and school librarians to provide quality healthcare information and resources needed to make wise lifestyle and healthcare choices.

  1. General OneFile monroe county library card

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ro_mcls&db=ITOF

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.  *NOVELNY

  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.  *NOVELNY

  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 OneFilemonroe county library card

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. *NOVELNY.

  1. General OneFile monroe county library card

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ro_mcls&db=ITOF

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. *NOVELNY.

  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 monroe county library card

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. *NOVELNY.

  1. Gale Dictionary of Literary Biography Complete Online

https://libraryweb.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_ro_rchstpro?db=DLBC

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.

  1. Gale Literary Criticism Online

https://libraryweb.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_ro_rchstpro?db=LCO

Provides the largest, most extensive compilation of literary commentary available; access original broadsheets, pamphlets, encyclopedias, books and periodicals.

  1. Gale Something About the Author Online

https://libraryweb.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/nysl_ro_rchstpro?db=SATA

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.

  1. Gale Virtual Reference Library monroe county library card

https://libraryweb.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/roch33540?db=GVRL

Digital reference covering everything from biography, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, religion, science and social issues.

  1. General OneFile monroe county library card

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ro_mcls&db=ITOF

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. *NOVELNY.

  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 OneFilemonroe county library card

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. *NOVELNY.

  1. Gale Virtual Reference Library monroe county library card

https://libraryweb.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/roch33540?db=GVRL

Digital reference covering everything from biography, business, environment, history, literature, medicine, multicultural studies, religion, science and social issues.

  1. General OneFile monroe county library card

http://galesupport.com/novelGeo/novelGeoLink.php?loc=nysl_ro_mcls&db=ITOF

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. *NOVELNY

  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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