These links are health-related resources found in CMRLS Libraries, the CMRLS Virtual Reference Collection, and MAGNOLIA.*
Log in to the following databases with your CMRLS library card barcode number.
- *Consumer Health Complete: is the single most comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients’ information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. This full-text database covers topics such as aging, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children’s health, men & women’s health, etc.
- *Salud en Espanol: Spanish version of Consumer Health Complete.
- *Clinical Reference Systems: provides nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals focusing on many medical disciplines and features the AHFS Consumer Medication Information, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4, 700 brand names.
- *Natural & Alternative Treatments: contains detailed information on almost 200 different conditions and the conventional and natural treatments used to treat them, over 400 herbs and supplements, plus drug-herb and drug-supplement interactions for more than 90 drug categories.
- Fitness and Health Digital Magazines on Flipster: Prevention, Consumer Reports on Health, and Flex.
- World Book Encyclopedia Online: Dictionary, encyclopedia, biography; maps, timelines, eBooks. Computer & web tutorials; current events, pathfinders, science projects; research tools, & citation builder. Entries may be translated or listened to as text is read aloud.
Place holds on any of these titles using your CMRLS library card barcode number and your PIN.
- Topics in CMRLS Libraries
- Check out a “Fitness Kit” from your library! Each adult (over 18 years of age) can check out two fitness kits per library card and can keep them out 4 (four) weeks. Try out equipment from the library before you purchase somthing for youself or learn a new type of exercise routine!
- Mississippi Drug Card: Save up to 75% on your prescription medications. The only discount card program endorsed by the Mississippi State Medical Association; the program is HIPAA compliant.
- MedlinePlus: the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, the world’s largest medical library, 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.
- MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary: an easy to use medical dictionary and also a tutorial on understanding medical terms.
- WebMD: The leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information.
- Mayo Clinic
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
- CDC Public Health Image Library (PHIL)
- ConsumerSafety.org: informs the consumer about everyday health and safety issues, breaking consumer news and legal rights.
- Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC)
- Emergency Preparedness and Response
- FLU Information for Mississippi
- HealthMap.org – delivers real-time intelligence on a broad range of emerging infectious diseases, both local and global.
- Mississippi Department of Health
- U. S. National Library of Medicine (NLM: NIH)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
*MAGNOLIA is a large collection of databases consisting of journals, periodicals, newspapers, reference books, etc. and is partially funded by the Mississippi Legislature, University & Public Libraries; and by the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) administered by the Mississippi Library Commission (MLC) for the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).