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Resources Guide for Physician Assistant

Link to OU-Tulsa's online catalog of locally-held books, journals, maps, and visual materials. Links to electronic materials available through the Health Sciences Center.



Dynamed Plus is an evidence-based clinical reference tool. Content is written by a world-class team of physicians and researchers who synthesize the evidence and provide objective analysis. DynaMed Plus topics are always based on clinical evidence and the content is updated multiple times each day to ensure physicians have the information they need to make decisions at the point of care. It includes robust features like overviews and recommendations, graphics and images, precise search results every time, expert reviewers, specialty content and mobile access.

For more information about using this database, view the publisher's online tutorial.

Review for USMLE, Medical Specialty Board Exams, and Preparation for Physician Assistant and Pharmacy Examinations. You will have to create a free account to access this resource. Click the "Not Registered Yet?" Link to get started.

For information about using this database, view the publisher's online tutorial. 

Micromedex is a resource containing full-text drug information, including the DRUGDEX® System, POISINDEX® Managements, Interaction Checking, Imprint Codes in Identidex®, and AAPCC Codes in POISINDEX®

For information about using this database, view the publisher's online tutorial. 

Nature Masterclasses provides training in scientific writing and publishing. The training is delivered by Nature Research journal editors and aims to help institutions support their researchers with writing research papers.

Need something special? This link takes you to a complete list of over 100 databases available through OU Schusterman Library and Bird Health Sciences Library. From 'Ageline' to 'Worldcat'--you should find a resource here. Select the 'Resources by All' button to see everything available.

Suite of primarily medical databases including Evidence-based Medicine resources, Ovid Medline, Embase, and alternative and complementary medicine. Links to full-text journals and e-books.

For more information about using this database, view the publisher's online tutorial.

 Previously called Anatomy TV. Offers a 3D model online of human anatomy. The image can be dissected layer by layer, rotated to show all sides, and offers descriptions about parts.There are also quizzes, MRIs and videos.

For more information about using this database, view the publisher's online tutorial.

About 20 million citations for biomedical literature in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, health care systems, and preclinical sciences.

For more information about using this database, view the publisher's online tutorial.

Scopus widely covers the fields of basic science, mathematics, engineering, technology, health and medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities. It includes global and interdisciplinary scientific information. Content on Scopus comes from over 5,000 publishers and must be reviewed and selected by an independent Content Selection and Advisory Board (CSAB) to be, and continue to be, indexed on Scopus.

For more information on using this database, visit the publisher's video tutorials.

Clinical reference tool covering over 8,300 topics in 16 medical specialties. Topic reviews are written by expert clinicians and are updated regularly. Because of licensing restrictions, this database is available only to OUHSC on-campus users not using a wireless connection. UpToDate is not available from off-campus.

For information about using this database, view the publisher's online tutorial. 

Visible Body®'s 3D anatomical models of the human body make learning and teaching anatomy and physiology visual and engaging.  To access Visible Body in Ovid, click or hover over the 'External Links' tab near the top of the page.  Visible Body is the second link from the top.


VisualDx provides access to over 16,000 images. These images are designed to help diagnose more than 900 visually identifiable diseases, drug reactions, or infections.

For more information about using this database, view the publisher's online tutorial.

Access the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities and examine proceedings of international conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions. No full text, but comprehensive coverage.

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Zuber & Mayneaux (2003) This atlas is designed to provide primary care providers with a step-by-step instructional reference in 72 common office procedures. The information incorporates practical suggestions and over 700 illustrations have been added to enhance the clarity of instructions. These procedures incorporate the vast majority of skills required of primary care practitioners, and far exceed the number performed by most practicing physicians.

Link to Bird Library's list of e-books chosen as textbooks for medical school years 1&2.

The an up-to-date, easy-to-use guide to the diagnosis, understanding, and treatment of the medical problems of children from birth through adolescence.

The 2017 annual volume of this single-source reference for practitioners in both hospital and ambulatory settings. Annually updated, this book emphasizes the practical features of clinical diagnosis and patient management in all fields of internal medicine and in specialties of interest to primary care practitioners and to subspecialists who provide general care.

Collins, 4th ed. (2008) Symptoms and signs are placed in alphabetical order with an extensive diagnostic workup under each one. Typical case histories are provided. Finally, the differential diagnoses of more symptoms and signs have been included, as well as common laboratory tests.

Lawrence, 5th ed (2012) Google Books preview of this classic surgery text. Not all pages included.

This textbook addresses patient care through evidence-based medication therapy derived from sound pharmacotherapeutic principles. Goes beyond drug indications and dosages to include the initial selection, proper administration, and monitoring of drugs.

Full-text medical and drug reference books for healthcare professionals.

Riegelman, 5th ed. (2005) Opens up the door to the practice of evidence-based medicine. Offers a framework for reading the full range of research articles encountered by students, residents and practitioners of medicine and public health. Key to the step-by-step questions-to-ask approach to efficiently reading the medical evidence.

Rakel, 8th ed. (2011) For more than 30 years, this trusted reference has guided physicians through every aspect of their practice, offering advice that has encouraged excellence, strengthened careers, and broadened patient bases.

Family Practice is an international journal aimed at practitioners, teachers, and researchers in the fields of family medicine, general practice, and primary care in both developed and developing countries.

Provides information of particular interest to physician assistants and nursing. Full-text HTML access from V.2, 2002 to present.

The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a PubMed-indexed video journal. Its mission is to increase the productivity of scientific research.

Comprehensive, state-of-the-art reviews by experts. Each issue focuses on a single topic, from endocrinology to headache to evidence based approaches to primary care dilemmas.

Learn the basics of searching PubMed. To learn about more advanced features of PubMed, check out PubMed's tutorials.

Learn how to search for clinical practice guidelines through Ovid Medline and the Trip Database.

Learn how to search for studies of prognosis, including cohort studies, case-control studies, and case reports in Ovid MEDLINE.

Learn how to search for qualitative studies through Ovid Medline.

Learn how to search for randomized controlled trials through Ovid Medline.

Learn how to search for systematic reviews and meta-analyses through Ovid Medline.

Learn how to search the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

Learn how to search the Trip Database.

Learn how to use Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) to search Ovid Medline.