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Physician Assistant Studies: PA Librarian

Physician Assistants

Health Science Center Libraries

 

Welcome!

This is a guide to resources for Physician Assistants available through the UF Libraries and other reputable online sources.

Each page links to different types of resources to assist with your information needs.

Please contact me, your Liaison Librarian Nancy Schaefer at nancys@ufl.edu if you need extra help or have suggestions for additional resources.

Full-Text Access

Remember, for remote access to all UF electronic resources use the VPN software or EZProxy.

Some databases, journals and resources are free for anyone to access and some are only accessible to UF affiliates through the libraries' subscription. To access subscription resources while off campus, you must be logged in to the VPN or the proxy service.

Access to electronic resources should be seamless from any UF networked computer. Note that some computers in Shands may require remote access.

Eligibility for access: UF students/faculty/staff members with current, valid UF ID/Gator1 Card.

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Quick Links

How I Can Help You

As the Liaison Librarian for Physician Assistant Studies, I can:

  • Find evidence to help answer your questions relating to; therapy, diagnosis, prognosis, etiology, prevention, cost-effectiveness, quality of life

  • Search bibliographic databases for the journal literature if you are faculty & staff to save you time

  • Teach literature searching to students (creating answerable research questions, formulating search strategies, selecting and searching bibliographic databases, filtering results, using critical appraisal tools)  

  • Offer support for scholarly writing & publication, through advising on writing style, copyright, citing references, reference management software, avoiding plagiarism, publication ethics, journal/ author impact metrics, Open Access

  • Collaborate with you on research projects for grants and publications (e.g. systematic reviews & other types of evidence syntheses)

  • Assist with patient/ consumer education & health literacy by recommending health resources for diverse populations

  • Teach research skills to support evidence-based practice

  • Help you set up current awareness email alerts to stay current with new journal articles 

  • Show you how to access full-text articles & books through the library catalog

 

I Do This Through:

  • Meeting you in person for one-to-one consultations, at a time and place convenient for you
  • Email, phone, or Zoom correspondence

  • Conducting library orientations for students, staff, and faculty

  • Group teaching, either in the library or at a place convenient for you

  • Developing course-integrated classes based on your recommendations

  • Presenting at departmental meetings and journal clubs

  • Advocating for your resource recommendations for expanding the HSC Libraries' electronic and print collections 

HSCL Workshops

In addition to course-integrated instruction, the library offers classes on searching individual databases, reference management, medical terminology, systematic reviews, and other topics for faculty, staff, and students. Registration is required for these classes. This calendar contains all of the standalone library workshops offered at the HSC Library and provides links to register.

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Nancy Schaefer

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Nancy Schaefer
Contact:
Health Science Center Libraries

Communicore Building Rm C2-03C

Ph: 352.273.8417

Fax: 352.392.2565

Library Catalog Search

Search the complete collections of all of the UF Libraries including both print and electronic items:

Interlibrary Loan

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