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Physician Assistant: Getting Started

A guide to physician assistant library resources and research

Fall Citation Management Workshops! Register now!

Citation management tools allow you to Import your citations from databases, Google Scholar, websites, Organize your citations using folders and tags, and Autoformat bibliographies and in-text citations and insert into your papers using hundreds of different citation styles.

Schedule & register for Fall 2018 RefWorks, EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero workshops to make it easier to create your bibliography and keep track of your references.

Best Bets

If you're short on time, these resources are your best bet to search for articles on your topic.

Key Resources in this Guide

Articles in journals:  search Medline or PubMed, the most comprehensive database for articles covering all aspects of medicine.
Looking for a specific journal?  search the E-journal Finder
Books & print journals: search in Scholar OneSearch, limiting your search to "Library Catalog"
Encyclopedia articles:  search Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine

Featured Resources

 Mobile versions available for AccessMedicine & AccessPharmacy. 

Featured Resource: JoVE the Journal of Visualized Experiments

JoVE is a peer-reviewed scientific video journal. and is Indexed in PubMed.  JoVE collections include: 

Immunology and Infection
Science Education -- access 100+ high quality training videos in psychotherapy.  Watch master psychotherapists in action and hear leading experts discuss their thoughts behind their interventions.
Browse videos by:

  • Approach
  • Therapeutic issue
  • Expert
  • Population
    Transcripts are available for many videos, and are searchable and downloadable; subtitles are available for many videos; many videos come with downloadable instructor's manuals.
    NOTE: videos can be viewed on personal computers (Windows or Mac). Videos can be viewed on IPADs but the functionality of the video platform are not all fully supported. Videos cannot be viewed on non-OS mobile devices. The quality of the video is dependent on the speed of your Internet connection.

DSM-5 Online

   The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM-5) is the handbook used by health care professionals in the United States and much of the world as the authoritative guide to the diagnosis of mental disorders. DSM contains descriptions, symptoms, and other criteria for diagnosing mental disorders.  The DSM-5 is part of the recently purchased package called PsychiatryOnline Premium.  Connect to DSM-5
View the PsychiatryOnline Tutorial  to learn more about searching across psychiatric journals, ebooks, practice guidelines and more.

Your Librarian

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Sandy Dunphy
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Locate Books & Media at Other Libraries

If you're looking for a book, periodical or media item, and NU doesn't have it, WorldCat shows you which libraries do.  Most North American and public libraries are included.