Allied Health Electronic Resources

Many of these databases are licensed for use by Western Piedmont students, faculty, and staff only.  We must, therefore, restrict off-campus access to non-public resources, per our agreements with database vendors.    Students, faculty and staff can use their standard Western Piedmont Network username and password to access this content.  If you are on-campus,  you will never be challenged for a username or password.  If you have any questions or problems with these resources, please call the library at (828) 448-3160.

Allied Health Electronic Resource Subscriptions
(Controlled Access)

CINAHL + with Full-Text

CINAHL® Plus with Full Text iprovides full text for more than 750 journals indexed inCINAHL.  The database also provides full text for more than 240 books/monographs.  This database also provides indexing for over 4,175 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health.  With full text coverage dating back to 1937,CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature.

Here is a tutorial on how to use CINAHL® Plus with Full Text


Medline with Full-Text

MEDLINE® with Full Text provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. MEDLINE® with Full Text uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 4,800 current biomedical journals.   This database is also the world’s most comprehensive source of full text for medical journals, providing full text for more than 1,470 journals indexed in MEDLINE.  With full-text coverage dating back to 1965,MEDLINE with Full Text is the definitive research tool for medical literature.

Here is a tutorial on how to use Medline with Full Text




Proquest Nursing & Allied Health Database

The Nursing & Allied Health Database is a comprehensive resource for students, instructors, researchers, and healthcare professionals. Whether it’s supporting a clinical research study or providing faculty with instructional multimedia content to help students connect theory to practice, librarians rely on the Nursing & Allied Health Database for its diverse mix of scholarly literature, clinical training videos, reference materials, and evidence-based resources, including dissertations and systematic reviews. Specifically, while other providers tend to focus solely on the information needs of professionals, the Nursing & Allied Health Database is best used for those preparing for a career in healthcare, teaching patient care, or engaged in nursing research. By going beyond journals and taking a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to subject coverage, this database is uniquely suited for students, instructors, researchers, and healthcare professionals.

Here is a tutorial on how to use the Proquest Nursing & Allied Health Database:


Ovid Nursing Databases

This search engine provides access to a wide selection of full-text Nursing and Allied Health literature from hundreds of top-tier professional journals.

Here is a tutorial on how to use the Ovid Nursing Databases:


National Allied Health Resources
(Public Access)

Centers for Disease Control

Resources about diseases, conditions and other special topics, with health immunizations and recommendations for travelers worldwide. is an easy-to-use Web site that provides regularly updated information about federally and privately supported clinical trials. You can find specific clinical trials for a wide range of diseases and conditions.

PubMed Central

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

National Cancer Institute

Comprehensive descriptions of cancer research programs and clinical trials.

State and Regional Allied Health Resources
(Public Access)

NC Health Info

Online guide to quality health and medical information and local health services throughout North Carolina.

North Carolina Division of Public Health

Information on health precautions, links to local health departments, how to get birth certificates.

North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics

The State Center provides:

  • A source of information to monitor the health conditions of North Carolinians
  • Analyses of important health issues, such as birth defects and infant mortality statistics
  • A central collection site for information about cancer, birth defects, births, deaths, marriages, and divorces
  • Accurate and timely information for use in setting health policy, planning prevention programs, directing resources, and evaluating the effect of health programs and services
  • A safe and secure environment for its confidential records
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