Libraries of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College


Databases by Subject | Health and Medicine

Alt HealthWatch

  • This alternative health database provides full text for more than 140 publications in the collection, including full text for many peer-reviewed journals. Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.


Consumer Health Complete

  • Provides convenient access to easily understandable health and medical information. Consumers can search and browse within medical encyclopedias, popular reference books, and magazine articles.


Essential Nursing Collection

  • Full text nursing journals, with many titles going back as far as the 1980s. It is considered the premier nursing collection.


Health & Wellness Resource Center

  • Indexes health and medical journals, many with full-text. Includes pamphlets, articles from health and medical encyclopedias and dictionaries, and directories to organizations, and other sources.

Health Source - Consumer Edition

  • Information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.


Medical Evidence Matters

  • Evidence-based medicine - tables and graphs summarizing information from scholarly journals.  This database offers unique search tool that allows users to compare the effectiveness of different treatments for specific conditions.



  • Provides indexing with abstracts of authoritative medical information with abstracts from current biomedical journals on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine.


Pharmaceutical News Index

  • Healthcare research, development and regulatory issues - journal articles


ProQuest Family Health

  • This database includes journals and magazines covering health subjects, from sports injuries to women's health, from food and nutrition to midwifery, from eye care to dentistry.


ProQuest Health & Medical Complete

  • Clinical and biomedical, consumer health, health administration, etc. - journal articles.


ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source

  • Nursing and allied health including journals, video, dissertations, reference books and more.


PubMed Central

  • PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

SPORTDiscus with Full Text

  • Comprehensive source of full text for sports & sports medicine journals, providing full text for 550 journals indexed in SPORTDiscus. Of those, 393 are not found with full text in any version of Academic Search, Health Source or Biomedical Reference Collection. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the SPORTDiscus index - with no embargo. With full-text coverage dating back to 1985, SPORTDiscus with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of sports & sports medicine literature.