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Library resources for the School of Physician Assistant Studies program. Resources include full text databases, ebooks, electronic journals, and recommended websites.
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Sanford Guide Point-of-care recommendations for the treatment of infectious diseases.
Cochrane Library The Cochrane Library (ISSN 1465-1858) is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about Cochrane groups.
Essential Evidence Plus Essential Evidence Plus & AHFS DI Essentials access from STAT!Ref.
VisualDx Diagnostic clinical decision support system designed to enhance diagnostic accuracy, aid therapeutic decisions, and improve patient safety. Clinicians can quickly build a custom differential diagnosis across general medicine or use the powerful search function to access patient-specific clinical information and the world's best medical images.
MEDLINE Complete MEDLINE Complete provides authoritative medical information on general health & medicine, pharmacology, neurology, molecular biology, genetics and genomics, histology, microbiology and many other subject domains. MEDLINE Complete uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,600 current biomedical journals. MEDLINE Complete is also the world's most comprehensive source of full text for medical journals, providing full text for over 2,000 journals indexed in MEDLINE. Of those, more than 1,980 have cover-to-cover indexing in MEDLINE, and of those, 900 are not found with full text in any version of Academic Search, Health Source or Biomedical Reference Collection. This wide-ranging file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the MEDLINE index - with no embargo. With coverage dating back to 1809 and full-text back to 1865, MEDLINE Complete is the definitive research tool for medical literature.
CINAHL Complete CINAHL®Complete is the world’s most comprehensive source of full-text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 1,300 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®Complete is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing & allied health literature.
Health Source Nursing/Academic Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Creative Nursing, Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry, and many more. In addition, this database includes AHFS Consumer Medication Information, which includes Drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers.
Health Source - Consumer Edition Health Source: Consumer Edition is a rich collection of consumer health information. This resource provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others. This database also includes searchable full text for more than 1,000 health-related pamphlets and more than 130 health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society. Additionally, Health Source: Consumer Edition contains more than 4,500 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish); AHFS Consumer Medication Information, which includes Drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers; and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary. Health Source: Consumer Edition covers topics such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, aging, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, women's health, etc.
PubMed PubMed comprises more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations include links to full-text content from South College Library.
STAT!Ref STAT!Ref is an online library of electronic resources for medical students and professionals.
AccessMedicine AccessMedicine provides access to various titles from the best minds in medicine, updated content, images and illustrations, interactive self-assessment, case files, and diagnostic tools.
AccessEmergency Medicine Description of this database.
AccessSurgery Description of this database.
AccessPharmacy AccessPharmacy from McGraw-Hill Medical is designed to meet the changing demands of pharmacy education and practice today. Updated regularly and optimized for viewing on any device, this comprehensive, content-rich online pharmacy resource allows users to explore leading pharmacy references, search curriculum topics, research drugs and supplements.
AccessPhysiotherapy AccessPhysiotherapy from McGraw-Hill Medical is devoted exclusively to the study, instruction, and practice of physical therapy – with groundbreaking content for today’s PT. Updated regularly, this comprehensive online physiotherapy resource integrates leading physical therapy textbooks, procedure and exercise videos, image galleries, self-assessment tools, and a unique cadaver dissection tool –optimized for viewing on any device.
Credo Reference and Ebooks Credo Reference cover 11,000+ reference topics from all major academic subject areas and is a great starting point for research. Entries include images, quotations, audio files, videos, ebooks and full text articles on a variety of topics.
In addition to reference topics, Credo includes over 700 academic reference books. Credo's Nursing and Allied Health Collection provides access to 23 current nursing ebooks.
EBSCO Ebook Collection Search and view the library's full text ebook collection from EBSCO. The collection of 37,000+ titles covers all subject areas from general studies to allied health and medicine.
SpringerLink Journals The Springer eJournal collection includes more than 2,400 peer-reviewed journals in science, technology, business, engineering, medicine, and the social sciences. Coverage for most journals is from the first issue to the current issue. Full-text available.
Sage Open SAGE Open is a peer-reviewed, "Gold" open access journal from SAGE that publishes original research and review articles in an interactive, open access format. Articles may span the full spectrum of the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities.
LWW Nursing Journals Collection This exclusive collection gives you over 80 of today's top nursing journals used by nurses, nursing students, and health professionals around the world on a daily basis.
Lexicomp Lexicomp Online is a collection of clinical databases and clinical decision support tools that provides users with an extensive medical library.
Micromedex apps are a free download but require a password for content access. To retrieve the password for each of these apps, go to the Micromedex homepage and click "Download Mobile Apps" at the bottom. On the following page, open the "Micromedex Native Mobile Apps" collapsible menu. The current Micromedex apps available are:
Micromedex Drug Reference
Micromedex Drug Interactions
Micromedex IV Compatibility
Register for a Login ID to use the Natural Medicines app and to accrue CE/CME credits. On the Natural Medicines homepage, click the "Get Your Login ID" button at the top of the screen to register.
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Sanford Guide sends account holders a notification when the app account needs to be renewed. Use this link to connect to the South College institutional account from off campus and renew your app account.
You will need the code in the email from Sanford Guide to complete the renewal process.
To use the UpToDate app, you must register for an UpToDate account using the link below. Please note, you must be on campus to register for an account.
Maintain app access: You must login to UpToDate using the link below every 90 days while on campus to re-verify your account and maintain app access. Your app access will expire if you do not re-verify your account on campus.
UpToDate - App Registration
Use this link to register for an UpToDate account while on campus. To re-verify your account, use this link to login on campus every 90 days.
Guidelines and Recommendations
The podcast for the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
Run the List
High yield, case-based discussions on core internal medicine topics. Recommended resource in AccessMedicine.
BoardVitals exam review for USMLE Steps 1, 2 and 3.
Once you've registered, use this link to access the BoardVitals question banks:
This orientation module is focused on Physician Assistant Studies resources. For a general library orientation, please choose one of the location-based orientations on the library's Orientations page.
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