Physician Assistant Research Guide

Articles and databases

Find articles for physician assistant program

Highly recommended:

AccessMedicine Provides access to medical books, reference materials, case files, and study tools

CINAHL Provides indexing for journals in nursing and allied health fields

Cochrane Library Provides systematic reviews in health care

MEDLINE Provides indexing for journals that cover medicine, physiology, and human biology

National Guideline Clearinghouse Provides summaries of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines

PLOS Medicine PLOS (Public Library of Science) is a nonprofit publisher that publishes open access, peer-reviewed journals such as PLOS ONE, PLOS Biology, and PLOS Medicine

PsycINFO Provides citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations, and technical reports in the field of psychology and related disciplines

PubMed Provides citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books, which may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites

SPORTDiscus Offers coverage in sports, fitness, and related disciplines

UpToDate Provides access to evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resources

Others to consider:

Academic Search Premier (Ebsco) Provides access to journals that cover the social sciences, the humanities, education, and general science

Academic OneFile (Gale) Provides access to journals that cover the social sciences, the humanities, education, and general science

Google Scholar Link to Google Scholar through the library website to authenticate yourself as a CSUMB affiliate so that when you find an article citation in Google Scholar with a "Find Text @ CSUMB" link, you will be able to get to the full text of the article

Science Direct (Elsevier) Provides access to journals for scientific, technical, and medical research

SpringerLink Journals Provides access to journals that cover life science, medicine, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, humanities, and economics

Wiley Interscience Provides access to journals in a variety of disciplines in both the hard and social sciences

Selected electronic serials

American Family Physician

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Annals of Family Medicine

Annals of Internal Medicine

BMJ: British Medical Journal

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology

Family Medicine

JAAPA: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association

Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice (JIEP)

Journal of Pediatrics

Lancet

New England Journal of Medicine

Pediatrics

Books and background reading

Books in the CSUMB Library

The CSUMB Library Catalog lists books and videos for the phsyician assistant program in the CSUMB Library's collection.

You can find items that an instructor has placed on course reserve through the library catalog.

The library also provides access to several hundred ebooks for the physician assistant program (CSUMB CSUMB username required for access).

CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Request Form to borrow books from other libraries.

Required Textbooks - Spring 2019

Clinical Medicine

Basic & clinical pharmacology. (2018). New York, N.Y: McGraw-Hill.

Clinical dermatology. (2013). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

The color atlas of family medicine. (2013). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

CURRENT Diagnosis & treatment: Family medicine. (2015). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

CURRENT Medical diagnosis & treatment. (2019). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Infectious diseases: A clinical short course. (2014). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. [Available through VitalSource]

Principles of anatomy and physiology. (2017). New York, NY: Wiley. [Available through VitalSource]

Review of medical microbiology & immunology: A guide to clinical infectious diseases. (2018). New York, N.Y: McGraw-Hill.

Advanced Clinical Anatomy and Physiology

Basic & clinical pharmacology. (2018). New York, N.Y: McGraw-Hill.

CURRENT Diagnosis & treatment: Family medicine. (2015). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

CURRENT Diagnosis & treatment: Pediatrics. (2018). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

CURRENT Medical diagnosis & treatment. (2019). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Infectious diseases: A clinical short course. (2014). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. [Available through VitalSource]

Principles of anatomy and physiology. (2017). New York, NY: Wiley. [Available through VitalSource]

Clinical Skills

Bates' guide to physical examination and history taking. (2017). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer. [Available through VitalSource]

CURRENT Diagnosis & treatment: Orthopedics. (2014). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Physical examination of the spine and extremities. (2014). New York, NY: Prentice Hall. [Not available electronically through the library]

Systematic musculoskeletal examinations. (2012). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics

Basic & clinical pharmacology. (2018). New York, N.Y: McGraw-Hill.

CURRENT Medical diagnosis & treatment. (2019). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

CURRENT Diagnosis & treatment: Family medicine. (2015). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Infectious diseases: A clinical short course. (2014). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. [Available through VitalSource]

Principles of anatomy and physiology. (2017). New York, NY: Wiley. [Available through VitalSource]

Patient Evaluation and Education

Bates' guide to physical examination and history taking. (2017). Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer. [Available through VitalSource]

The common symptom guide: A guide to the evaluation of common adult and pediatric symptoms. (2011). New York, NY: McGraw Hill. [Available through VitalSource]

CURRENT Diagnosis & treatment: Family medicine. (2015). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Guide to clinical documentation. (2019). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis. [Available through VitalSource]

Behavioral Medicine: The PA Profession & Culturally-Resonant Care

Physician assistant: A guide to clinical practice. (2017). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Science Publications. [Available through VitalSource]

Medical Conversational Spanish for the PA

English-Spanish, Spanish-English medical dictionary. (2014). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

Mission in Practice

Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice (JIEP) [Available through Interlibrary Loan]

Physician assistant: A guide to clinical practice. (2017). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Science Publications. [Available through VitalSource]

WHO Framework for action on interprofessional education & collaborative practice. (2010). Geneva: WHO.

Selected reference sources

Gale Encyclopedia of Nursing and Allied Health

Complete Human Diseases and Conditions

Encyclopedia of Global Health

Encyclopedia of Health and Aging

Encyclopedia of Health Services Research

Encyclopedia of Obesity

Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health

Websites

Selected physician assistant websites

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)

National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)

Physician Assistant Board - California Department of Consumer Affairs

PANCE/PANRE

About PANCE/PANRE

About PANCE - National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

About PANRE - National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants

Citing your sources

AMA style guide

AMA (American Medical Association) Manual of Style: a guide for authors and editors. (CSUMB Reference Collection REF R119 .A533 2007)

AMA Manual of Style (AMA Manual's website)

Citing Medicine, 2nd Ed. (NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers)

New York Medical College Health Sciences Library AMA guide

University of Washington AMA Style Guide

Your librarian

Subject librarian for Wellness, and library liaison to the College of Health Sciences and Human Services.