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Physician Assistant Studies

Resources of interest to physician assistant students for didactic courses, clinical rotations, and scholarly projects. Resources for general academic and life success are included.

Finding Information 101

Here's an overview of tools you can use to find specific kinds of information:

MULFORD WEB SITE: Bookmark us! We've designed our pages to provide easy access to the resources you need most!  Access PubMed@UToledo from the web site, so you will have access to all of our full-text journals. 

LIBRARY CATALOG: Search this to see if the UToledo Libraries has a particular book, journal, or other items. The catalog includes information on both print and online sources.

What if we don't have what you need? For books, see if it is available from OhioLINK. For articles and books not available through OhioLINK, use interlibrary loan (ILLiad). We will get what you need at no cost to you!

DATABASES: Use databases like PubMed@Utoledo, CINAHL, Embase, and Web of Science to find articles on a topic. Access them through the Mulford web page for easy access on or off campus.

GOOGLE/GOOGLE SCHOLAR: Contrary to popular opinion, librarians love Google and so should you!  Google and Google Scholar can find resources that are not indexed in other databases. Need statistics or reports from government agencies or professional organizations? Google is probably your best bet. 

LIBRARIANS: I'm happy to help!  If you would like to schedule an appointment:  If you have a quick question, email me: . If I'm not available, contact Mulford Reference Assistance, and one of my excellent colleagues will help you!


Welcome to the Physician Assistant Studies LibGuide!  I'm Jolene Miller, MLS, AHIP, director of the Mulford Health Science Library and the liaison librarian to the PA Program. I've been involved with PA Program for a long time, which helps me better understand how best to help you.

You met me at orientation, but you probably won't see me much until you start your scholarly project - though I'm available to help you with any information need, such as "Does the library have any resources to help with learn anatomy?"  Yes, we do!  "Can you help me get a copy of this research instrument?" Yes, I can! 

The best way to contact me to ask for help or to make an appointment is Calendly: We can meet in person, or by phone, Teams, or Webex.

This LibGuide provides links to information resources that you may find useful in your time here at the University of Toledo PA Program. If you need help finding additional information or have suggestions about this LibGuide, please contact me.

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Need help getting access to our online resources from off-campus? Contact us at the library: 419-383-4225.

Books for Academic Success

In PA school, you will be asked to learn (read: comprehend and apply) more material than you may have had to learn in the past.  For many students, the study and test-taking skills that worked in undergrad classes are less effective in PA school.  These books can help you develop academic skills for success!

Beyond the resources listed here, remember that our faculty are here to help. If you're having problems, please make an appointment sooner rather than later. Of course, the Academic Enrichment Center and the Writing Center are also available to help (the Writing Center offers online services).

Resources for Life Success While in PA School

No doubt about it, PA school is academically challenging. It is also challenging in many other ways, including having an impact on your significant relationships, your physical and emotional health, and other parts of your life. Find campus and other resources here. It is okay to ask for help.

If you are feeling hopeless, in crisis, or want to hurt yourself, please call or text the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (988), for 24/7 free and confidential help.  Lifeline can also help if you know someone who is in crisis.

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Jolene Miller
Mulford Health Science Library, 4th floor
Health Science Campus
University of Toledo
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Subjects: Medicine