Resources at the Health Sciences Library

Research Guides

Not sure where to start?  Use our research guides for database suggestions, searching tips, books and ebooks and more.


Use our databases to find news articles, peer-reviewed research articles, and other research materials.


Use the Library Catalog to find books, media, and other resources.

Health Sciences Library Stacks Locations

Most books at the Health Sciences Library are divided by date. Books published from 2002-present, or in the Reference or Women's Health collections are located on the main floor of the library and can be browsed by the public. Books published before 2002, in the History of Medicine Collection as well as all bound journals are in the book stacks, which are closed to the public at this time. If you need a book or journal from the closed stacks, the Access Services staff will be happy to retrieve it for you. Please check the Library Catalog for more information about the book you are looking for.


To find eBooks, limit your search eBooks in the Library Catalog.



Connect to over 40,000 electronic journals, magazines and newspapers.

Print Journals

Health Sciences Library print journals published after 1980 are located in our stacks area, arranged alphabetically by the journal title. At this time, the journal stacks are closed, but the Access Services staff will retrieve any print journal for you.  

Pre-1980 Journals

All Health Sciences Library Journals published before 1980 are located at the WVU Libraries Depository which is off campus.
To request articles located in the Depository, search for the journal title in MountainLynx. Under the Holdings Information, click on Request from Depository. This will take you to ILLiad to request the article. Sign in with your WVU Login username and password. Fill in the citation information for the article and press request article. Articles will be sent to you electronically, normally within 1-2 business days.

Abbreviations or Lists for Journals

Biomedical Journal Abbreviations and Titles for PubMed
ISI (Institute for Scientific Information) Journal Abbreviations and Titles


The Health Sciences Library has streaming video, DVDs, and VHS tapes covering a variety of topics including public health, anatomy and physiology, and medical, surgical, nursing and dental techniques.