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Physician Assistants

Access Medicine: (McGraw-Hill) Current online editions of 70 major medical textbooks, like Harrison's Online and Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment. Includes interactive tests, information on drugs and diagnostic tests, and patient education material.
PubMed: (NLM and NIH) Premier index to biomedical journal literature. Includes MedLine, scientific journal citations, and links to available fulltext--much free. PubMed Clinical Queries limits results to specific research areas. Free mobile app available. Coverage: MEDLINE indexing, 1950-present; PubMed Central articles, 1800s-present.
CINAHL: The Cumulative Index for Nursing and Allied Health Literature includes the full text of 600+ journals. Limited to 4 simultaneous users. Coverage: 1937-present.
Films on Demand - Health and Medicine: Hundreds of online videos on diseases, human anatomy & physiology, healthcare and treatment, health careers, nutrition, public health, and more. 
PsycINFO: Primary index to the literature of psychology. Coverage: 1887-present.

VAST - Academic Video Online: Videos on Counseling and Therapy, Psychology, Health, Rehabilitation Therapy, and Sports Medicine. 
More databases:
ERIC: Major index for field of education; useful for material about patient education and health-related communications. Coverage: 1966-present.
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Search by journal name:
  • american journal of critical care
  • bmc medical imaging
  • journal of the american geriatrics society
Specific Journal collections of interest include:
OVID - LWW Nursing and Professional Practice Journal Collection: Searchable database of 60 major nursing and health science online journals. Coverage: 1999-present.
PsycArticles: Fulltext articles for journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and allied organizations. Coverage: first date of publication-present.
Wiley Online Library: Fulltext journals published by Wiley; includes many medical and scientific journals. Coverage: 1997-present.
(For more, search the Library Catalog)
ACP Advocate Blog: Blog devoted to societal and public policy issues in medicine.
ADVANCE for NPs & PAs: Source for news, information, patient handouts, job listings, webinars, discussions, career advice, and more. Website of the American Medical News
HealthNewsReviews: Blog by medical reporter, Gary Schwitzer.
Life in a Medical Center: Blog of the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Life in the Fast Lane: Blog about emergency and critical care medicine.
Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAAPA). Website of the association's journal. Registration required.
NewsWise Medical News. Press releases on medical topics from research institutions.
SCOPE: Blog of the Stanford Medical school.
AHA Guidelines and Statements Handbook (2009), EBSCO ebook

Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science (2009), Credo ebook

Encyclopedia of Medical Anthropology: Health and Illness in the World's Cultures (2004), Credo ebook
Ethics and Professionalism: A Guide for the Physician Assistant (2008), EBSCO ebook

Litwack's Human Biochemistry and Disease (2008), EBSCO ebook

McGraw-Hill's Complete Medical Spanish (2004), EBSCO ebook
Physician Assistants: Policy and Practice (2010), EBSCO ebook

Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2005), EBSCO ebook

See the EBSCO eBooks database for more online titles.

See also these free e-book collections:
National Academies Press: 4000+ free-for-download pdfs of research publications in various scientific fields, including health and medicine and food and nutrition.
National Library of Medicine Bookshelf: 1000+ online texts in the life sciences.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ): Research on effective healthcare and evidence-based practice. Includes CME/CE material, downloadable clinician and consumer guides, slide library, research reports, as well as tools and data for the conduct of research. The National Guideline Clearinghouse is a part of AHRQ.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Information on diseases and conditions, emergency preparedness, environmental health, life stages and populations, healthy living, injury/violence/safety, traveler health, workplace safety, and statistics. Includes videos, podcasts, and full text of the MMWR. Mobile interface available. Database to clinical trials in the United States and around the world, with information about the trial's purpose, locations, contacts, and who can participate. Projections of national goals for the health of Americans.
Martindale's Virtual Medical Center: Guide to medical resources--cases, courses, texts, lectures, videos, images--available online. 185 specialty areas include anatomy, cancer, cardiology, geriatrics, histology, mental health, surgery, urology.
MedScape: Source of news, articles, reference material, and continuing education resources in the fields of medicine, with dozens of speciality sub-sites: Cardiology, Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, etc. Free registration required for access to articles. Mobile interface available.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NNCAM): Government agency for scientific research on alternative medical systems, practices, and products. Browse research results by date or by topic. Guide to herbs also available.
Office of Minority Health: Data and statistics from the U.S. government. Includes material on cultural competency, information on various health topics, and health profiles of minority populations.
Physician Assistant Forum: Social networking site and discussion board for physician assistants. Requires registration.
Public Health Network(PHIN): Part of the CDC. Information about public health in the U.S.
Board Review
Drug Information Portal: Free online database of drug information from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
FDA's Electronic Orange Book: Search for approved drug products and therapeutic equivalency evaluations by active ingredients, proprietary names, patents. Covers presciption, over-the-counter, and discountinued drugs.

Images and Multimedia

CINAHL: Includes images in its search results, if available.
Clinical Cases and Images: Free case-based curriculum of clinical medicine. See also the collection of Physical Examination Videos.
DermNet: Dermatology pictures and skin disease images.
ECGlibrary: Visual examples of various cardiologic diseases as seen in electrocardiograms.
Health Education Assets Library (HEAL): Multimedia health science resources: images, videoclips, animations, audio. From the National Science Foundation and the National Library of Medicine. *HEAL resources are licensed for free use, reproduction, and modification by registered users. For more details, see Copyrights.
Images from the History of Medicine: Portraits, photographs, caricatures, genre scenes, posters, and graphic art on social and historical aspects of medicine (15th-20th centuries). *See Copyright and Permissions for details on use.
MedLinePlus' Videos of Surgical Procedures: Pre-recorded hour-long webcasts of actual surgeries.

OVID: Includes video and multimedia in its search results, if available.

Public Health Image Gallery: Images, plus multimedia files, related to health and healthcare with special collections including sections on bioterrorism, natural disasters, influenza, and more. *PHIL Images are copyright cleared and readily available for use in copy or on web sites.

PubMed: Includes images from PubMed Central publications with the search results.
Pulmonary Breath Sounds: Collection of .WAV files.
Patient-oriented Resources
HealthFinder: Government-produced source of reliable health and wellness information for consumers.
Health and Wellness Resource Center: Trusted medical reference materials, with nearly 400 health/medical journals, numerous reference volumes, 700+ health videos from Healthology Inc., pamphlets, and health-related articles from 2200 general interest publications. Part of the Tennessee Electronic Library.
Health Information Privacy: Information about HIPAA from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
HRSA - Culture, Language and Health Literacy: Links to materials that can help with communications between healthcare providers and patients of varying cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
MedlinePlus: Information from a variety of reliable healthcare resources. Includes a Medical Encyclopedia; information on drugs, herbs, and dietary supplements; interactive tutorials; calculators and quizzes; and instructional videos of medical procedures. Spanish Language version available. Translations of key terms related to conditions available in multiple languages (varies by condition). From the NLM and the NIH. Mobile version available.
NIHSenior Health: Easy-to-navigate consumer health information site, designed for seniors. Already large fonts can be enlarged, color contrasts adjusted, or a text-to-voice reader can be activated.

CINAHL Support Center
: EBSCOhost's help site for using CINAHL. Includes 4 online tutorials.
OVID Help: OVID's help site for using its resources.
PubMed Tutorial: NLM's web-based guide to help you with PubMed searches.

PubMed Help: NLM's how-to page for PubMed.