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Databases & Educational Platforms

CINAHL with Full Text provides comprehensive indexing of the nursing and allied health journal literature. It includes indexing for over 5,000 journals, including publications in nursing and allied health, consumer health, alternative/complementary medicine, biomedicine, and health sciences librarianship.

Clinical Key Student Clinical Key Student is a multi-purpose medical learning environment, that enables students to access, review and study on a single platform. [Under Consideration for PA Program]

DailyMed National Library of Medicine’s Daily Med database contains 143,505 labeling submitted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by companies with products approved or regulated by the FDA.

McGraw Access Medicine Access Medicine from McGraw-Hill Medical is a comprehensive online medical resource that provides healthcare information for over 7000 topics with access to over 95 leading medical textbooks. [PA Faculty Access Only]

MEDLINE is a bibliographic database that contains references to journal articles in life sciences, with a concentration on biomedicine. Overseen by the National Library of Medicine.

Merck Manual: Professional Version The Merck Manuals are a comprehensive medical information source covering thousands of topics in all fields of medicine. They are offered as a free public service to health care professionals and the general public.

Nursing and Allied Health Premium is a user-friendly multiformat database for nursing research, clinical skills development, and curriculum support complete with a diverse mix of scholarly literature, clinical training videos, reference materials, and evidence-based resources. While other providers tend to focus solely on the information needs of professionals, the Nursing & Allied Health Database is best used for those preparing for a career in healthcare, teaching patient care, or engaged in nursing research.

PubMed The National Library of Medicine’s comprises more than 34 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

SAGE Open Medicine SAGE Open Medicine is a peer-reviewed, open access journal, which focusses on all aspects of medicine and welcomes original research and review articles from across the health sciences in the broadest sense.

Trip Open Access clinical search engine designed to allow users to quickly and easily find and use high-quality research evidence to support their practice and/or care.



Annals of Internal Medicine. Full text from 2002-2006.

Annals of Tropical Medicine & Parasitology. Full text from 1997-2008, 2011.

Behavioral Medicine. Full text from 1994-present (with embargo).

BMC Medicine. Full text from 2003-present.

British Medical Journal. Full text from 1857-1980, 1981-1988, 1988-2008, 2002, 2005, 2008-present (with embargo).

Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine. Full text from 2004-present.

Clinical Advisor. Full text from 2005-present.

Clinician Reviews. Full text from 1999-2019.

Good Medicine. Full text from 2001-present.

Journal of Travel Medicine. 1994-2015, 2017-present (with embargo).

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (JAPPA). Full text from 1993-2013.

Integrative Medicine. Full text from 2006-present.

The Internet Journal of Academic Physician Assistants.

Jama Network Open. Full text from 2018- present.

Journal of Primary Care & Community Health. Full text from 2010- present.

Journal of Primary Health Care. Full text from 2009-present.

The Lancet. Full text from 1991-present (with embargo).

Medical Decision Making. Full text from 1999-present.

Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Full text from 1969-present.

New England Journal of Medicine. 1980-present (with embargo).

PLoS Medicine. Full text from 2004-present.

Books and Ebooks

Featured Books and Ebooks

Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking General RC 76 .B378 2021

Clinical Pharmacology Made Ridiculously Simple General RM 301.28 .O46 2020

Moore’s Clinically Oriented Anatomy General QM 23.2 .D35 2023

Netter Atlas of Human Anatomy: Classic Regional Approach General QM 25 .N46 2023

Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy for CPT Coding, EBSCO eBook, 2020, Third Edition

Organizations and Associations

Organizations and Associations

American Academy of Physician Assistants – The American Academy of Physician Associates is the national professional society for PAs (physician associates/physician assistants).

Heal WA – Resources available to Washington State-licensed health professionals

PA Foundation – A national nonprofit organization that promotes better healthy and wellness by providing Pas and PA students with philanthropic opportunities and resources.

Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants – SEMPA is the national organization representing emergency medicine physician assistants and their unique challenges.

Washington Academy of Physician Assistants – WAPA seeks to cultivate a diverse and collaborative presence across all aspects of healthcare through advocacy, policy, and leadership. To exemplify professional growth, fortitude, and resilience to cultivate PA career development in WA state.

AMA Citation

Citation Support

AMA Manual of Study, 11th Edition. Reference R 119 .A533 2020

AMA Style Guide: Quick Study Reference Guides

Owl Purdue Research and Citation with AMA Style

Citation/ Bibliography Learn about citation tools at NU Library.