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Physician Assistant Studies: Getting Started

Research resources and search tips for UAB Surgical PA students

Learn to Use Library Resources

Learn how to use LHL resources by consulting the guides below.

Academic Integrity

UAB's Academic Honor Code states:

The University of Alabama at Birmingham expects all members of its academic community to function according to the highest ethical and professional standards. Students, faculty, and the administration of the institution must be involved to ensure this quality of academic conduct.

Academic misconduct undermines the purpose of education. Such behavior is a serious violation of the trust that must exist among faculty and students for a university to nurture intellectual growth and development. Academic misconduct can generally be defined as all acts of dishonesty in an academic or related matter.

Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, the following categories of behavior:


See our Academic Integrity guide for more information.

How to Use Lister Hill Library Online

This video gives a general overview of resources and services available on the LHL webpage.

Search Strategy Example

5 Successful Search Strategies

Follow these 5 steps for a successful search:

1.  Identify key concepts and think of synonyms for each concept.

  • Watch this tutorial to learn more about key concepts.

2.  Build search statements using AND, OR, and sometimes NOT.

  • Use AND to narrow your search and OR to broaden it.

3.  Choose the right databases and resources to search.

  • PubMed is a good starting point for peer-reviewed research articles.
  • Consider books and e-books for background information.

4.  Use filters to refine search results.

  • PubMed has limits for language, patient age, publication type, date, and more.

5.  Chat with a Librarian if you get stuck or need any help!

School of Health Professions Liaison

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Megan Bell
Lister Hill Library
1700 University Blvd.
2nd Floor; 251 H

Working Off Campus

Electronic resources available on & off campus

Access them through the library website

Use Blazer ID/password to login off campus

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