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PA New Student Orientation : Researching

Resources and Guidance for New Cohorts of PA Students.

Databases: Background Information

Finding Books & Journals

Are you looking for a book or eBook relating to your research topic? Use the search bar below to search the Charles C. Myers Library's Catalog for sources!

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Don't forget, you don't need to use the whole book. Want to use just a chapter? Let us scan it for you. Fill out a Request for E-delivery form, located at the Reference or Circulation (Front) Desk in the library and bring it and the book up back to the front (circulation) desk and we'll scan it and email it to you. Remember: do not turn in this slip without the book!

Looking for Journal Articles on psychology topics? Use our Journal Finder to find journals covering the field of psychology. 


PA Specific Databases: Point of Care

The following resources are designed to provide easily accessible, current, evidence-based information to healthcare professionals at the point of need. These are all available both on and off-campus. Mobile apps are available for each.

ClinicalKey (Elsevier): ClinicalKey is a point-of-care resource for health care professionals designed to provide clinicians with answers quickly. ClinicalKey includes a wide range of content types to satisfy clinical information needs: books (1,000+), journals (500+), videos (13,000+), practice guidelines (2,000+), images, patient education handouts, and drug monographs. Includes Netter's anatomical illustrations and other anatomical atlases. To use the mobile app you will need to register for an account. You can do this by clicking on the "register" link in the upper right hand corner.

UpToDate (Wolters Kluwer): UpToDate is a large online medical textbook containing short, well-written discussions of medical topics in internal medicine, pediatrics, ob/gyn and family medicine. Review articles are written by an experts in the field, and are designed to provide a quick way to get up to speed. Approximately 40% of the content is updated every four months. An excellent background resource for students and clinicians interested in efficiently filling holes in their knowledge base. To access UpToDate off campus and to use the mobile app you will need to register for an UpToDate account on campus. You can do this by clicking on the "register" link in the upper right hand corner. You will need to log into the app every 90 days on the UD network in order to maintain access to your account.

AccessMedicine (McGraw-Hill): Provides full-text of 60 of the top current clicial textbooks including Harrison's Online and Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment. In addition, AccessMedicine offers a video/audio database, image database (with thousands of photos/illustrations), interactive self-assessment, case files, and diagnostic tools. This resource is available both on and off-campus, and can be downloaded as a mobile app. To use the app, register for an account by clicking on "sing in" in the upper right hand corner, and "Create a MyAccess Profile."

PA Specific Databases: Evidence-Based Medicine

PA Specific Databases: Other Medical & Health Science Databases

Other Health Science Databases