Subject Guides

 

07/12/2010 - 2:18pm

Manage your investments with information from our newest online database, Value Line - Expanded Library Edition.  All you need is a CRRL library card and access to the internet from anywhere in the world! 

Value Line includes a weekly online presentation of their Investment Survey, full-page reports with analyst commentaries, Timeliness™, Safety™ , and Technical™ ranks on over 3,500 large, small, and mid cap size companies, information and rankings on an additional 4,500 companies and three-to-five year projections of key financial measures, and concise, objective commentary on current operations and future prospects.

Need more info?  Try the Morningstar Investment Research Center, another online database of stock and mutual fund research, data, and analysis.  You can even track your own portfolio! 

Need a tutorial?  Our librarians can give you a half hour demonstration and answer your questions through our Training on Demand service.  Call the Reference Desk at your branch to book your librarian. 

06/24/2010 - 2:49pm

MediCorp Health System
MediCorp Health System, located in Fredericksburg, includes Mary Washington Hospital, the Stafford hospital, a mobile health program, mental health facilities at Snowden, home health care services, hospice and outpatient surgery.
 

Rappahannock Health District
Clinic locations, services and hours for Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties and the City of Fredericksburg. Also includes the location of Rappahannock Area Health District headquarters office and Child Development Clinic.  Services may include maternity care, well child care, women, infant and children (WIC) program, family planning, dental services for ages 3 - 21 at school sites and environmental health services. Part of the Virginia Department of Health.


Rappahannock United Way: Health
Our United Way connects people in need with agencies that may be able to help them: food bank, free clinic, disability resources, counseling, HIV/AIDS, .mental health, substance abuse, and pharmaceutical assistance.

06/24/2010 - 2:46pm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Topics include healthy living, travelers’ health, vaccines and immunizations, workplace safety and health, environmental health, first aid, emergency preparedness and response, infectious diseases, and chronic diseases.


A Guide to Citizen Preparedness
"…provides a step-by-step outline on how to prepare a disaster supply kit, emergency planning for people with disabilities, how to locate and evacuate to a shelter, and even contingency planning for family pets. Man-made threats from hazardous materials and terrorism are also treated in detail." Created by: Federal Emergency Management Agency


OSHA
Fact sheets on health and safety topics related to the workplace such as hazardous materials fact sheets and advice for particular industries.

06/24/2010 - 2:44pm

Lab Tests Online
Search the site by test description, or by disease or condition. Additional information includes screening guides, news, and in-depth articles. Created by: American Association for Clinical Chemistry


National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
From the National Institutes of Health, find fact sheets, current research and clinical trial opportunities, a guide to finding a qualified complementary and alternative medical healthcare practioner, a toll-free number for information by telephone, and more.


Needy Meds
Search for special programs that assist people who can't afford to buy the drugs or health equipment they need. Find contact information for each program, with its special requirements and procedures.
 

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Consumer Drug Information
Detailed information sheets on newly approved prescription drugs, some of which may not be commercially available as yet. Includes links to other pages from the Center for Drug Evaluation, such as Public Health Alerts, Clinical Trials, and Drug Preparedness and Bioterrism Response, and a page on questions to ask your health care provider before taking a new medication.
 

Virginia State Bureau of Insurance
Includes consumer information from the agency that "licenses, regulates, investigates and examines insurance companies, agencies and agents on behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia."

06/24/2010 - 2:41pm

ABMS Certified Doctor
Allows the public to verify free of charge the board certification status, location by city and state, and specialty of any physician certified by one of the member boards of ABMS. You can also use the locator service to find a doctor near you. Doctors are in this second database by subscription so use the aforementioned certified doctor verification service database to find an ABMS certified doctor by name. Created by: American Board of Medical Specialties

License Lookup:  Virginia Department of Health Professions
Check the status of licensed health professionals in Virginia. Seach by occupation (includes physicians, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and more), name, professional license number, state, zip code, social security number, or license status.

Virginia Board of Practitioner Information
Provides information on Doctors of Medicine, Osteopathy, and Podiatry, as required by law to be made public, as well as practioner profile self-reported information. Search the database of approximately 31,000 practioners by name, locale, area of specialty, or Virginia hospital affiliation. Find general practice information, certification, education, honors, academic appointments, Virginia Board Notices and Orders, claims paid, and more. Created by: Virginia Board of Medicine

06/24/2010 - 2:23pm

Blue Ridge Poison Center (Poison Help: 1-800-222-1222)
The Blue Ridge Poison Center (BRPC) provides general poison information and poison management advice to residents in Central and Western Virginia, and Virginia Beach. They are waiting for your call. Click on the link for Education to learn about poisons, first aid for poisoning, facts sheets on poison hazards for adults and teens, and a learning activity sheet for children. Created by: University of Virginia Health System
 

healthfinder
Hand-picked health information from A to Z — prevention & wellness, diseases & conditions, and alternative medicine; selected health topics organized for men and women, by age from kids to seniors, by race and ethnicity; information about doctors, dentists, public clinics, hospitals, long term care, nursing homes, health insurance, prescriptions, health fraud, Medicare, Medicaid, and medical privacy; news; and over 50 online “checkups” – quizzes and self-assessments. Also in Spanish. Created by: National Health Information Center, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
 

MayoClinic.com
This site’s mission “is to empower people to manage their health” by giving “access to the experience and knowledge of the more than 2,000 physicians and scientists of Mayo Clinic.” This rich site provides easy to access, easy to understand, up-to-date health information on diseases and conditions, drugs, healthy lifestyles, and tools such as calculators, quizzes, self-assessments, slide shows, and videos. Created by: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research


MEDLINEplus
Interactive tutorials on over 150 topics, clinical trial studies, the latest health news, medical encyclopedias and dictionaries, directories for finding doctors, dentists, and hospitals, drug information, and over 650 topics regarding diseases, conditions, and wellness, on this “goldmine of good health information from the world's largest medical library, the National Library of Medicine.” Updated daily. Also in Spanish. Created by: U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health


National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

By a "nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization," this site not only provides information on mental illnesses and treatments, but gives contact information for local affiliates, support groups, and referrals. Also highlights public policy updates and research initiatives.


Rappahannock Health District
Clinic locations, services and hours for Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford counties and the City of Fredericksburg. Also includes the location of Rappahannock Area Health District headquarters office and Child Development Clinic.  Services may include maternity care, well child care, women, infant and children (WIC) program, family planning, dental services for ages 3 - 21 at school sites and environmental health services. Part of the Virginia Department of Health.


SeniorNavigator.com: Virginia's Resource for Health and Aging

An excellent site for discovering what services are available for seniors. Housing, day care, health and legal issues are among the many topics. The site includes a zip code search to target what services are available in your area. Free registration is required to use the My Library and Ask an Expert sections. Created by: The Virginia Health Care Foundation


Virginia Health Information Project
"Provides state and national resources organized by age as well as a broad range of reliable health information from  government and non-profit agencies -  information on diseases, drugs, surgical and diagnostic procedures, a huge list of Hotlines, a medical dictionary for kids, actual videos of surgical procedures, alternative medicine information, and much more."