You can access these resources from within the Community Health Education Center and some can be 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.
These guides contain information on a variety of health topics such as cancer, diabetes, grief, financial resources, pediatric health, smoking cessation, and many other topics.
Recommended Web sites and Web-based Directories
- MedlinePlus of the National Library of Medicine offers English and Spanish information
- Hardin Meta Directory on Internet Health Sources
- “Top Ten” Most Useful Websites from the Medical Library Association
- United Way Directory of Services -area health services and support groups
- Hospital and Doctor Directory -find hospitals, doctors, sites about hospitals and nursing homes
- Healthfinder -doctors, hospitals, services and organizations.
- CaringBridge and CarePages – these web resources allow patients and their family members to create a free patient blog to describe their health journey and update and connect with family and friends at one time in one place. Patients and family members can provide patient updates, share photos and receive messages of support. CHEC staff can help you set up your CaringBridge or CarePage site.