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Search Engines Doctor's papers on a variety of subjects
MEDNDX A metasearch engine. Covers PubMed, Meta Search, research journals, and TRiP Cochrane

Subject Directories
Hardin MD
Internet Public Library. Health and Medical Sciences
Open Directory Project. Health. Professions: Physician Assistant
Yahoo. Health. General Health

Subject Gateways
National Library of Medicine
World Health Organization

Library Subject Guides-Physician Assistants
Western Michigan University Libraries. Physician Assistants
Central Michigan University. Libraries. Physician Assistant
Drexel University Libraries. Subject Guide: Physician's Assistant
John A. Grziano Memorial Library. Resource Links
Northeastern University. Libraries. Physician Assistant Resources

Library Subject Guides--General Health
George Washington University Medical Center. Himmelfarb Health Science Library. Internet Resources
Rhodes College. Information Services. Subject Guide: Medicine and Health

Databases & Indexes
American Medical Association
Access to JAMA, and other specialty journals in medicine, as well as links to science journals. If the link under patient information is followed to the AMA Library, then to the Medical Resource Center, links will be found to free electronic journals and electronic books.

(Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health) (WMU University Libraries)
Indexes over 1,000 journals in nursing and related fields with abstracts from 1986 to the present and indexing from 1982 to the present. Updated weekly.

Clinical Pharmacology (WMU University Libraries)
Database for drug information including product comparisons, a newsletter, quick reference guide and the ability to create handouts for patient information and reports on drug interaction. Downloads to a PDA available from on campus computers.

Cochrane Library restricted
Evidence-based medicine databases including systematic reviews and a controlled trials register on the effects of health care.

Health Reference Center - Academic (WMU University Libraries)
Indexes articles with abstracts and selected full text from medical journals and other publications about medicine, nutrition, and related subjects. Coverage: 1980-present.

InfoTrac Health and Wellness Resource Center restricted
An index to articles as well as information from a variety of reference sources. Includes links to medical encyclopedias, a dictionary, drug and herb finder, health organization directory, and some newspapers. Coverage 1980-present. Updated daily.

LexisNexis Academic (WMU University Libraries)
Indexes thousands of domestic and foreign newspapers, as well as journals, and other publications in News, Business, Legal Research, Medical and Reference. The legal research category includes law reviews, law news, federal and state laws and cases. Mostly full text. Coverage dates vary.
Librarian's Comment: Full text articles available under the heading Medical.

MD Consult
(WMU University Libraries)
For general access, click the "Open Generic Account." Allied health, nursing and physical assistant students should use the Personal Account. Select "Get Personal Account" from the initial page. MD Consult includes 49 medical reference texts, full-text articles from 70 journals, MEDLINE and other sources, clinical practice guidelines, patient education handouts, drug information and current medical information.

One time registration required. Free access to Medline, and access to full-text medical articles.

Medline (FirstSearch)
(WMU University Libraries)
The major index to medical research, from clinical medicine to cellular and biomolecular biology. Produced by the US National Library of Medicine. Coverage: 1965 - present. Updated daily.

OVID Nursing Collection (WMU University Libraries)
Indexes hundreds of nursing journals and provides full text access to over forty of these journals. Searches can be limited just to full text or review articles. Updated daily.

PsycARTICLES (WMU University Libraries)
Full-text access to over 40 major peer-reviewed psychology journals. Coverage: 1988-date. Updated weekly.

PsycINFO 1887 (WMU University Libraries)
Psychological Abstracts BF 1 .P65 (General Stacks)
Covers world-wide literature in psychology and related disciplines. Journal articles, technical reports, books, book chapters, and dissertations are included. Coverage: 1887-present. Updated weekly.
Use the Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms for subject words: BF1 .P65x 2001 (Education Lib. and Waldo Ref.)

PubMed is the National Library of Medicine's interface for searching MEDLINE, the major index to medical research, from clinical medicine to cellular and biomolecular biology. Provides free citations and abstracts, but limited full text. Coverage: 1966 - present. Updated weekly.
Tips for using PubMed effectively are found in the NLM PubMed tutorial and UFL PubMed tutorial.

Science Citation Index (WMU University Libraries)
(Web of Science) Science Citation Index indexes articles published in the major scholarly journals for science, medicine and engineering. Search by topic, author, journal, affiliation, or use the Cited Ref. search to find articles that have cited a specific author or publication. The reference list for each article can also be viewed. Coverage: 1955 - present. Please LOGOFF, so others may use the database.

Science Direct (WMU University Libraries)
Database for scientific research that contains the citations and abstracts of more than 1,800 Elsevier journals in the life, physical, medical, technical, and social sciences as well as selected full text articles. Science Direct can be searched as a database or browsed by individual title. Coverage varies.

Social Work Abstracts (WMU University Libraries)
Index of over 45,000 citations to journal articles in social work and related fields produced by the National Association of Social Workers. Also includes the latest edition of the NASW Clinical Register. Coverage is from 1977 to the present.
Print: HV 1 .N3x (Ref) 1977-1993

Full Text Journals
Internet Journal of Academic Physician Assistants
JAAPA (Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants)
JAMA and Archives

Evidence Based Practice
Evidence-based Medicine
Practical Evidence-Based Internet Resources (American Academy of Family Physicians)


American Academy of Physician Assistants
AMA (American Medical Association)
Michigan Academy of Physician Assistants
NCCPA-Connect National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Government Resources
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Food and Drug Administration
HRSA Bureau of Health Professions
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
National Institutes of Health
National Library of Medline
National Women's Health Information Center
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
United States Department of Health and Human Services

Physician Assistant History
Cultural History of the Physician Assistant Profession
Physician Assistant History Center


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