National PA Day Health Fair at Springfield College (ca. 1990). Courtesy of Springfield College, Archives and Special Collections.
This guide will help you navigate library services, use databases to locate scientific journal articles, news and magazine articles, find books and ebooks, use evidence-based practice resources, and find tips for using the internet wisely in your field.
The tabs on the side of the page will help you navigate between topics. Please contact me, your librarian, with any questions you might have (see contact info in the box to the left).
Have questions? Need assistance?
As the librarian serving as the subject specialist for the Physician Assistant Program, I help students (and faculty) at all levels with:
Google is great at finding information from many different places very quickly. It can be a great tool when looking for certain types of information--think finding hours for your favorite pizza place or a local news report. When it comes to research within your field, though, Google tends to fall short. There are three main reasons for this:
Would you want your doctor to be treating you based only on Google research?
Keep reading to learn how to find better results through library resources!
Image credit: Courtesy of Springfield College, Archives and Special Collections