Online Resources

This list of resources is a work in progress, so if we haven't covered a subject area of interest to you, let our web team know. We'd be happy to find resources on a subject specific to your needs. 

Library Databases
Resource Description
Consumer Health Complete

A comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support the information needs of patients, and to 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.

MasterFile Premiere

Designed specifically for public libraries, MasterFILE™ Premier contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. This database also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 107,000 primary source documents and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags.

MEDLINE

MEDLINE® provides authoritative medical citations on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.

Web Resources
Resource Description
WebMD

A repository of a wide variety of information regarding diagnosis, drug information, healthy living, family planning and health news. 

County Health Ratings

Compare the overall  health of Johnson and Lafayette Counties with the health of other counties in the state and compare the factors that contribute to health, such as obesity rates, the quality of health care, or high school graduation rates.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Provides information on health and safety topics for consumers, data and statistics, and more.