Getting Started with your Literature Search
The purpose of this guide is to highlight specialized Physician Assistant information resources. It provides links to core books, databases, and websites.
· OneSearch+ simultaneously searches multiple databases and the PCOM catalog. Use it to find a variety of literature types (articles, evidence, guidelines, syntheses) from a wide array of sources. It is a discovery tool that mines information in databases you do not routinely search. Robust metadata assures targeted, relevant search results, an improvement over earlier discovery tools. Pre-indexing assures faster retrieval. A mobile interface provides the growing number of smart phone users with easy access.
· Journal Locator+links to over 10,000 licensed electronic journals. You can search by keyword, title, subject, publisher, or collection.
· LinkSource links from a reference in a database to the full text article in any licensed collection. Look for the database specific link to full text, for example: in EBSCO and OVID MEDLINE or
Users are urged to take advantage of the library web site’s powerful search and navigation tools.