Physician Assistant


* = MSL/UMS-funded
M = Mobile Site

A collection of medical references including Harrison's Online, Hurst's the Heart, Goodman & Gilman's Pharmacology and the Lange Educational Library. (M) is a detailed 3D model of human anatomy. Includes features such as interactive zoom, rotation, angle, interactive layers, extensive text, MRI, clinical slides and xrays, live action movies, animations, radiology slides, dissection videos and slides, surface anatomy videos and slides. Focuses on muscles, ligaments, nerves, veins, arteries, bones.

CINAHL Complete with Full Text
The definitive database for nursing and allied health (occupational and physical therapy, nurse anesthesia, physician assistants, sports medicine) covering 1,200 leading journals and providing full text for more than 1,300 journals indexed in CINAHL.  CINAHL Searching Tips. (M)

ClinicalKey (formerly MD Consult)
ClinicalKey gives you and your institution access to Elsevier’s current medical and surgical content including:
·         Procedures Consult
·         Top journals
·         Best-selling medical and surgical books
·         Thousands of medical videos, millions of images, and much more content across 12 distinct content types.
Plus, all of this content is then semantically enriched using Elsevier’s proprietary medical taxonomy — EMMeT. This ClinicalKey exclusive is what powers the dynamic search that brings you the answers you need faster than ever before.

Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials
The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) is a comprehensive source of reports of controlled trials and is part of the Cochrane Library and updated quarterly. Many records come from Medline and Embase but are also from other databases, trial registers and handsearches of many hundreds of journals and conference proceedings. (M)

Cochrane Collection Plus
Cochrane Collection Plus is an essential source of high quality health care data for both providers, patients and those responsible for researching, teaching, funding and administrating at all levels of the medical profession. It combines the NHS Economic Evaluation Database (NHS EED) and Health Technology Assessments (HTA) with the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and Cochrane Methodology Register.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
The Cochrane Database includes the full text of regularly updated systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare from The Cochrane Collaboration. The reviews are presented in two types: Complete reviews — Regularly updated Cochrane Reviews, prepared and maintained by Collaborative Review Groups.  Protocols — Protocols (background, objectives and methods) for reviews currently being prepared. (M)

Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects
DARE is a full-text database containing critical assessments of systematic reviews from a variety of medical journals and consists of structured abstracts of systematic reviews from all over the world. DARE records cover topics such as diagnosis, prevention, rehabilitation, screening, and treatment. (M)

DynaMed™ is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care. With clinically-organized summaries for more than 3,200 topics, DynaMed provides the latest content and resources with validity, relevance and convenience, making DynaMed an indispensable resource for answering most clinical questions during practice. (M)

Covering international biomedical literature from 1974 - present, embase includes all 20 million+ MEDLINE records, plus over 5 million records from 1800 additional journals. Embase is commonly used to track drugs and devices, as a source for evidence-based medicine and systematic reviews and to support research and discovery.

Exam Master
EXAM MASTER is an efficient way to study for the USMLE, PANCE, NAPLEX, NBDE, board certification exams and to review medical subjects.

Evidence-based medicine (EBM) integrates the best available evidence with clinical experience that allows clinicians to recommend, and their patients to make, informed choices consistent with their values. JAMAevidence helps decision makers identify the best available evidence by providing guides to the systematic consideration of the validity, importance and applicability of claims about the assessment of health problems and the outcomes of health care. (M)

Lexi-Comp Online

Lexi-Comp is an industry-leading provider of drug information and clinical content for the health care industry. We provide the tools necessary to help improve patient safety, ensure compliance, and elevate the quality of care patients receive.

Natural Standard
Natural Standard was founded by clinicians and researchers to provide high quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. This international multidisciplinary collaboration now includes contributors from more than 100 eminent academic institutions.
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Medline - PubMed
MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database that covers biomedical literature, allied health, and biological and physical sciences. More than 22 million records from 5,600+ journals are indexed; English abstracts are included for about 83% of the records. PubMed Tutorials. (M)

Prescriber's Letter
Prescriber's Letter is a subscription service for prescribers to keep them up to date on new developments in drug therapy. We've been publishing drug information since 1985 and started Prescriber's Letter in 1993. The service consists of a monthly letter, plus Detail-Documents available 24 hours a day. (M)

ProQuest Central
ProQuest Central is a multidisciplinary database with over 11,000 titles, with over 8,000 titles in full-text. It serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels in all markets. Over 160 subjects areas are covered extensively in this product including business and economics, health and medical, news and world affairs, technology, social sciences and more.

Scientific & Medical Art Imagebase (SMART)
SMART Imagebase contains medical illustrations, animations, and interactive multimedia for 23 body systems/regions and 19 medical specialties. This database contains a growing collection of more than 10,000 high quality illustrations and animations depicting anatomy, physiology, surgery, pathology, diseases, conditions, trauma, embryology, histology and other medical topics.

Scopus is a multidisciplinary navigational tool that contains records going back to the mid 1960s, offering newly-linked citations across the widest body of scientific abstracts available in one place. (M)

UpToDate is an electronic resource offering evidence-based, synthesized medical information quickly at the point of care. It is comprised of original topics that are written, reviewed and continually updated by a faculty of physician experts. UpToDate Tutorials. (M)


The following is a listing of selected subject headings relating to physician assistants. Each is a live link directly into the UNE Libraries catalog.

If you need a book that is not available through the UNE Libraries catalog, you can request it through MaineCat or ILLiad: Interlibrary Loan.


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For assistance with physician assistant research, please contact Beth Dyer at the Portland Campus library,, 207-221-4333,