Find Articles (* WWCC Identification number required for off-campus access.)

Download the Nursing Database Search Tips handout for tips on how to effectively search for a scholarly article from a nursing journal, published in the United States5 years ago or less.

ProQuest (Recommended) Health and Medicine Subscription Databases

*ProQuest Health and Medicine Databases (searches all ProQuest Health databases at once)

  • *Nursing and Allied Health Source: This provides scholarly (peer-reviewed) healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and much more.
  • *Research Library: Health and Medicine: This covers the latest in medical research.
  • *Family Health: This database is for a more general audience covering a wide variety of health-related topics.

Gale and EBSCO Health and Medicine / Other Subscription Databases

*Gale Health Reference Center Academic: This multi-source database provides access to the full text of nursing and allied health journals, plus the wide variety of personal health information sources .


*EBSCO Health and Medicine Databases:(searches all EBSCO Health databses at once)

  • *Health Source – Nursing/Academic Edition: Written for health professionals, find scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles on a variety of medical issues.
  • *Health Source – Consumer Edition: Health information written for people with no medical background. This database offers a rich collection of consumer health information in the area of medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine, and general health.
  • *Medline:  The National Library of Medicine collects and indexes the information from over 4800 biomedical journals.
  • *MedicLatina: This provides a variety of medical topics in Spanish.
  • *AltHealth Watch: This provides articles about alternative health options, some are full-text and peer reviewed.


EBSCO Consumer Health Complete


*Films on Demand Database: This multi-subject video database includes several thousand informational and demonstrational films in Nursing and Health & Medicine.

Open Access Health and Medicine Databases

Need Help?


Citation Guides – tools to help you cite your sources

Primary vs Secondary Research – visit this excellent Library Guide from Fitchburg State University

Evaluating Information Sources – determining usefulness based on Relevance, Authority, Purpose, and Timeliness

Videos & Tutorials – visit these really cool and quick self-help videos and interactive guides on various aspects of the research process!