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The word public is a noun.  Public means (1) a body of people sharing some common interest, (2) people in general considered as a wholePublic is also an adjective that means (1) affecting the people or community as a wholePublic is also an adjective that means (1) not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word public.
  • PRSA: Public Relations Society of America
    PRSA, chartered in 1947, is the world's largest organization for public relations professionals with nearly 32,000 members and 100 Chapters. Its primary mission is to enhance the profession and to provide further professional development opportunities through continuing education programs. The website provides information about membership, conferences, publications, and professional development.
    http://www.prsa.org/
  • Internet Public Library
    IPL was founded in 1995 at the University of Michigan School of Information and Library Studies. It is now run by a consortium that is managed by Drexel University. Users can actually ask a question on the site, and it will be answered by email complete with sources consulted. Users can also search by subject for reference guides, sources, and information. Numerous other features located on this site.
    http://www.ipl.org/
  • NPR: National Public Radio
    NPR is an internationally acclaimed producer and distributor of non-commercial news, talk, and entertainment programming. It is a privately supported, non-profit with over 800 independently operating radio stations. The website provides up-to-date news, information about programs and scheduling, news blogs, music, a Daily News Quiz, books, the NPR store, and how to contribute to NPR.
    http://www.npr.org/
  • PBS: Public Broadcasting System
    PBS.org calls itself the comprehensive companion website to more than 1300 television shows and specials. It also provides educational information that goes beyond the TV shows. Searchable by subject.
    http://www.pbs.org/
  • NSF International
    NSF International, the Public Health and Safety Company, was founded in 1944 as the National Sanitation Foundation. It is a nonprofit, known for developing standards, product testing, and certification services in the areas of public health, safety, and protection of the environment. Products that have been tested and certified carry the NSF label. More information about their work on the website.
    http://www.nsf.org/
  • Library Guide
    Browse this library guide and directory to learn about public libraries and institutional libraries in the United States of America. The photo on this page depicts books on a library table and on library bookshelves.
    http://libraries.regionaldirectory.us/
  • US Consumer Product Safety Commission
    CPSC is located in Bethesda, Maryland. It is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury of death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products. On the website, users can find information about specific products, information about how to report problems with products, a special link to products for children, and much more.
    http://www.cpsc.gov/
  • National Fire Protection Association
    Established in 1896 and located in Boston, the NFPA serves as an advocate of fire prevention and is an authoritative source on public safety. NFPA provides and advocates consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. Users can find out how to join the NFPA, look at the products they sell which include up-to-date fire safety products, educational items, and more.
    http://www.nfpa.org/
  • National Safety Council
    The NSC, founded in 1913, is a non-profit, non-governmental, international public service organization dedicated to protecting life and promoting health. Their mission is to educate and influence society to prevent accidental death or injury. The website has information on first aid, products and services, training, resources, news, and more.
    http://www.nsc.org/
  • Pan American Health Organization
    PAHO is an international public health agency working to improve health and living standards of the Americas. It is also the Regional Office for the World Health Organization. The website provides information about the organization, health data, topics, information products, publications and more. Also on the website are breaking news stories, international health regulations, and more.
    http://www.paho.org/
  • Librarian Careers
    This library page comprises information about librarian careers in the United States of America plus a photograph of a librarian filing books in a library.
    http://libraries.regionaldirectory.us/librarians.htm
  • Golf Courses
    Golf is a popular sport played for recreation and social reasons. Learn more about the game of golf and find a directory of golf courses around the world.
    http://www.discountgolfclubs.us/golf-courses.htm
  • Society Information Guide
    This society guide comprises hundreds of carefully selected and categorized web pages about various society-oriented topics.
    http://www.quisto.com/society.htm
  • United States Customs and Border Patrol
    CBP operates under the Dept. of Homeland Security. It employs 41,000 people to manage, control, and protect the Nation's borders, at and between the official ports of entry. The website contains history, news, import and export information, travel and more. Also on the site is a graphic that tells what the current alert level is.
    http://www.cbp.gov/
  • US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    The mission of the CDC, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. It has been in existence since 1946. The CDC tracks emerging diseases around the world, environmental threats, and lifestyle choices such as smoking. Information about the CDC, its projects, news, and other information is on their web site.
    http://www.cdc.gov/
  • US Department of Health and Human Services
    The DHHS is the government's chief agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential services. There are more than 300 programs, such as Head Start, Assuring Food and Drug Safety, and Health and Social Science Research. Descriptions of all the programs and information about grants, aging, disasters and much more available on the website.
    http://www.dhhs.gov/
  • Healthfinder
    Healthfinder is a website developed by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services which began in 1997. It is recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human resources information on the Internet. The website contains health news, a health library, consumer guides to issues such as finding a doctor, first aid, health insurance, and much more.
    http://www.healthfinder.gov/
  • Health on the Net (HON)
    In 1996, HON became one of the first URLs to guide both lay users and medical professionals to reliable sources of information on the Internet. HON is a Swiss foundation, but is linked to the United Nations. It has two widely used search tools: MedHunt and HONSelect. The website contains several ways to search for medical information. Also includes conferences and news.
    http://www.hon.ch/
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
    The NHTSA, a branch of the Dept. of Transportation, has as its mission to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce economic costs due to road traffic crashes. They do this by spearheading research into road and vehicle safety, setting a national road safety agenda, and acting as a catalyst for addressing highway safety issues. The website contains information about NHTSA, laws, safety, and more.
    http://www.nhtsa.gov/
  • United States National Institutes of Health
    The NIH is part of the Department of Health and Human Services. NIH is the primary federal agency for supporting and conducting medical research. Their goal is to foster fundamental creative discoveries. The website describes its programs and has links to grant sources.
    http://www.nih.gov/
  • Privacy Rights Clearinghouse
    The PRC, established in 1992 in San Diego, is a nonprofit consumer organization with a two-fold mission: consumer information and consumer advocacy. The website offers fact sheets on a number of issues concerning privacy rights, a hotline number to report abuses, medical records, background checks, special information for reporters, and information for legislators and policy makers.
    http://www.privacyrights.org/
  • PRWeb
    PRWeb, founded in 1997, is an online news and press release distribution company that serves more than 40,000 organizations. News releases are available through PRWeb for less cost than traditional methods; the Internet is used to send press releases to customers, prospects, analysts, and the media. Website visitors can find recent press release examples, PRWeb services information, and tips for writing effective press releases.
    http://www.prweb.com/
  • WHO: World Health Organization
    WHO is the directing and coordinating authority within the United Nations. Its mandated goal is the attainment by all peoples of the highest degree of health. The website has links to the history of WHO, its accomplishments, its programs, and its governance.
    http://www.who.int/
  • Directgov
    Directgov, launched in 2004, provides public service information and access to public service sectors. The website contains a guide to the government including the monarchy, directories for contacts for public service organizations, charity and volunteer groups, health and well-being, calculators for determining the cost of raising a child, and much more.
    http://www.direct.gov.uk
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