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Tools and Resources

At the Community Health Education Center, you’ll find these resources, some of which you can access from home or work computers.


VCU Libraries Catalog Use the library catalog to search for books located in CHEC.



Clinical reference resource with over 1100 medical e-books, 600 full-text journals, procedural videos, drug information, practice guidelines, patient education handouts, and more.

Consumer Health Complete
Online consumer health information database for use in the Community Health Education Center. Search full-text health reference titles, find information on prescription drugs, find images, and view video clips about a variety of health topics.
Facts On File Health Reference Center
Health Reference Center is a great starting point to find basic information about health topics. Includes diseases, mental health, wellness, and information about the body systems. Also, contains basic information on a variety of lab tests. For use in the Community Health Education Center.
(National Organization for Rare Disorders) – Find information on many rare diseases. Available in the Community Health Education Center.

Reference Resources

Recommended Web sites and Web-based Directories

Did You Know?

The American Medical Association just published a big book written to educate the public about preventing illness and living longer.  The title is long and the book is thorough. — CHEC’s Medical Student Intern Review of the Book