Click on each individual link and use the provider’s search capabilities to find more ebooks and specific chapters.
Note: Links can break without advance notice. If one doesn’t work, try accessing the ebook through the Landman Library catalog.
Medical textbooks, including Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine*, Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment*, and Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine*, and many others. Also includes patient education resources. AccessMedicine is a product featuring titles by the publisher McGraw-Hill Education.
The 5-Minute Clinical Consult 2017*, Essential Guide to Primary Care Procedures*, and others. “More than 200 premium books published in medicine, nursing, and health sciences that have been designated as Doody’s Core Titles™ by healthcare professionals and medical librarians.” Books[at]Ovid is a product of Wolters-Kluwer featuring titles by various publishers.
Orthopaedics for Physician Assistants* and relevant chapters in many others. CK is a product featuring titles by the publisher Elsevier.
Physician Assistants: Policy and Practice*, EKGs for the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant*, and other health science books. EBC is a product of ProQuest featuring titles by various publishers.
*Arcadia University login credentials required.
Databases are the workhorses of journal article searching. Since research topics can be in found in many different disciplines and in a huge number of journals, using the right database to search across the appropriate variety of journals is crucial.
Read the descriptions and experiment with the ones on this page to learn which are best for your given search effort. What’s right for one search effort might not be for another.
If you already have in mind a database that will be best for your search effort and don’t see it on this page, check All Databases.
AccessMedicine Medical textbooks, including Harrison’s Online, Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, and Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine. Also includes patient education handouts.
ClinicalKey* A decision-support tool designed for medical clinicians with a variety of clinical resources. It has over 650 journals, 1,100 medical reference books, instructional videos, practice guidelines, medical images, and abstracts from the MEDLINE database.
LWW Health Libraries* for Medical Science:
- PA Core Education Library Over 90 ebooks including the Bates Guide, Grant’s Dissector, & Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy; audio & video content, self-assessments, journal articles, case studies, and more
- PA Rotations/Specialties Library Over 80 ebooks in Emergency, Internal, & Family Medicine, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, & Surgery, plus Journal Club, self assessments, and cases
PubMed Go-to resource for many health science professionals. Paid for by tax dollars rather than tuition, it’s one that will be accessible after completion of the PA program. A large and very comprehensive database that is an excellent place to conduct health science literature research. It searches the MEDLINE database and other journals in health science-related fields. Use this link rather than the link through a Google search to easily see many articles AU subscribes to. Learn the steps in Can’t Find Full-text? to help find anything else among AU’s subscriptions that PubMed doesn’t provide free access to.
Biomedical Reference Collection Compare to PubMed. Contains over 4,000 full-text journals covering a variety of disciplines ranging from biomedicine and health sciences to the health care system and pre-clinical sciences.
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews* “Cochrane” is well-regarded, regularly updated collection of review articles on many medical topics.
DARE* The Databases of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects is a collection of review articles from the international Center for Reviews and Dissemination (CRD). They focus on the evaluation of the effects of health care interventions and the delivery and organization of health services.
ScienceDirect* Scholarly articles from scientific, technical, and medical journals. A product of the major academic publisher Elsevier.
Journals@Ovid* Scholarly articles from scientific, technical, and medical journals.
Academic Search Ultimate* A large, academically multidisciplinary article database that is a very good place to start a scholarly literature search.
WorldCat A huge database of books and other materials found in libraries across the U.S. and worldwide that you can borrow using Interlibrary Loan.
Psychology Subject Guide A list of Landman Library’s mental and behavioral health databases.
A list of select top journals for physician assistants like JAAPA* (The Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants).
Since research topics can be in found in many different disciplines and in a huge number of journals, it’s usually best to use a database. Still, it can be useful to know which are some of the most important journals in a field. Look for other journals in Find a Journal*.
Note: Links can break without advance notice. If one doesn’t work, use Find a Journal* to find a fresh link.
JAAPA* Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
The Lancet* “The Lancet is the world’s leading independent general medical journal. The journal’s coverage is international in focus and extends to all aspects of human health” (from publisher).
PLOS Medicine An open access journal, one whose content is freely available without charge to readers. “An influential venue for research and commentary on the major challenges to human health worldwide, PLOS Medicine publishes articles of general interest on biomedical, environmental, social and political determinants of health. The journal emphasizes work that advances clinical practice, health policy or pathophysiological understanding to benefit health in a variety of settings” (from publisher).
The American Journal of Medicine* “Official Journal of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine” (from publisher).
1. Sometimes you have a citation in hand for an article.
2. Sometimes a journal database or internet browser doesn’t provide full-text.
Learn the steps to find another database where it might be.
Get articles to journals we don’t even subscribe to with Interlibrary Loan*.
*Arcadia University login credentials required.