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Physician Assistant Resources

Recommended Resources

In addition to the research resources listed below, Mount Union offers a number of recommended resources that will have additional information in your field of study.

Physician Assistant Research Databases

3D4 Medical 

Students will need to complete the registration process with their @mountunion.edu email address and then redeem the activation code to successfully unlock Student Plus. Attached is an instructional PDF that will help with the download/registration/redeem process.

Biosis Previews 1969 - Present

An expansive index to life sciences and biomedical research from journals, meetings, books, and patents. The database covers pre-clinical and experimental research, methods and instrumentation, animal studies, and more.

CINAHL Plus w/ Full Text 

CINAHL Plus® with Full Text is a robust collection of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 770 journals indexed in CINAHL®. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index, with no embargo. CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the core research tool for all areas of nursing and allied health literature. Full text coverage dates back to 1937.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content with journals and ebook sources.  It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. In addition, Consumer Health Complete includes the Clinical Reference System and the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which provides access to up-to-date, concise and clinically relevant drug monographs. The database is updated on a weekly basis.

Health Source:Consumer Edition

This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

An index, abstracts, and full text focusing on many medical disciplines are available. The source includes or has links to full text.

ICE Learning Center

This source provides innovative streaming video collections, of real patients and therapists, created to inspire clinical excellence for faculty, students and clinicians in occupational therapy and physical therapy programs. Faculty can access their addition resources here.

MedicLatina

MedicLatina is a unique collection of medical research and investigatory journals from renowned Latin American and Spanish publishers. This Spanish language database contains full text for 130 peer-reviewed medical journals in native Spanish.

MEDLINE w/ Full Text

MEDLINE with Full Text provides the authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and pre-clinical sciences found on MEDLINE, plus the database provides full text for more than 1,470 journals indexed in MEDLINE. Of those, nearly 1,450 have cover-to-cover indexing in MEDLINE. And of those, 558 are not found with full text in any version of Academic Search, Health Source or Biomedical Reference Collection.

PubMed

PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s.

Health Information Sources

Alt HealthWatch

This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers libraries full text articles for more than 180 international, and often peer-reviewed journals and reports. In addition, there are hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine. This database features indexing and abstracts going back as far as 1984, and full text going back as far as 1990.

McGoogan Library of Medicine 

Access the University of Nebraska Medical Center McGoogan Library web page of medical links. Some links may be for paid subscriptions not available to Mount Union.

MEDLINEplus
This source provides health topics, drugs and supplements, a medical encyclopedia, news, and directories from the National Library of Medicine and NIH.

Natural and Alternative Treatments

This database focuses on alternative and holistic approaches to healthcare and wellness. Designed for consumer health researchers and clinicians, Natural & Alternative Treatments is an essential tool that satisfies an ever-growing demand for accurate, unbiased natural health information.

Medical Practice Tools

AccessMedicine

AccessMedicine from McGraw-Hill Medical is a comprehensive online medical resource that provides authoritative, trusted, and continuously updated content for residents, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants with instant access to videos, self-assessment, and leading medical textbooks that facilitate decision-making at the point-of-care.

The Cochrane Library

The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.

It includes, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is the leading journal and database for systematic reviews in health care, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) is a highly concentrated source of reports of randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials and the  Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCAs) provide a readable, digestible, clinically-focused entry point to rigorous research from Cochrane Reviews. They are designed to be actionable and to inform point-of-care decision-making.

The Cochrane Library is available in a Spanish language version.

International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision 

PAEasy

You will need to use your Mount Union email address and create your own password to access this database. Coverage of all content areas (organ system and task area category) listed in the latest PANCE blueprint, including the new “Professional Practice” category. A full-length 300-question PANCE mock examination mapped to the latest PANCE blueprint in terms of content and category weight. Practice questions in simulation (exam-interface) mode for an even more realistic experience to ensure you are fully prepared for exam day.

UpToDate Access

Users need to create an account when using this resource. Please use your Mount Union email address. Once the account has been created, please use that login information for future access. Click here for mobile access. When off-campus, you will be prompted to authenticate using your last name and barcode from your Purple Plu$ Card. Once you create an account, you are required to access this resource from the Library website a minimum of every 90 dates to confirm you are still a valid user.

 This powerful database requires individual login and passwords for users. Users who have not searched the database for an extended period of time will be prompted to reset their password from the UptoDate login page. Should multiple attempts to login be made without resetting the password, UptoDate will block access. This block can be overcome by 1) clearing your browser's cache or 2) using another browser. This will enable the user to get access to reset the password. Please contact the library if you are having difficulty with your login.


Drug Guides

Merck Manuals

Merck Manuals isone of the most widely used comprehensive medical resources for professionals and consumers. As the Manual evolved, it continually expanded the reach and depth of its offerings to reflect the mission of providing the best medical information of the day to a wide cross-section of users, including medical professionals and students, veterinarians and veterinary students, and consumers.

PDR Health

PDR delivers innovative health knowledge products and services that support prescribing decisions and patient adherence to improve health. As a leading provider of behavior-based prescription management programs, PDR provides event-driven and clinically relevant healthcare messaging through its patented process that improves patient compliance and outcomes, while preserving privacy. This network is made up of e-prescribing, electronic medical record (EMR), and electronic health record (EHR) applications, chain and independent pharmacies, and sponsors of healthcare-related education such as pharmaceutical manufacturers, health plans, payers, and pharmacy benefit managers. The Physicians' Desk Reference® suite of services provides healthcare professionals multichannel access to important drug information: the PDR®, the most recognized drug information reference available in the U.S.; interactive drug information services for EHR/EMR systems; digital communication services; PDR.net®; and mobilePDR®.