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Physician Assistant

Welcome to the LibGuide for the Physician Assistant (PA) Program. This guide has been designed to provide information and resources that will help you, the student, during the program.

Welcome to the Physician Assistant Research Guide

Welcome to the WCU Library guide to the Physician Assistant Program

Guides for research outside of the physician assistant area of study are covered in the other WCU Library research guides.

  • To find the research guide that covers a library topic, use the search box in the upper right corner of the list of research guides.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

  • To get quick answers to over 100 Frequently Asked Questions about the library and library research, click the FAQs icon in the "Have a Question?" box on the left side of this page.
  • Explore the Research Basics research guide to review the library skills that all college students should know.

Start with a quick orientation to the essential skills in the boxes below:

  • Signing in to the Library catalog and databases with your Library ID and password.
  • Library Skills Videos (only about 5 minutes each)

For more detailed tutorials, click the rectangular tabs to the left.

  • Finding information on a particular subject.
  • Finding articles when you know the exact title.
  • Obtaining the full text of an article through interlibrary loan.
  • How to organize and cite your research
  • How to find articles and stay current in your field after graduation

The library team is still on duty online during the COVID-19 outbreak. See the Continuity of Library Services research guide.

Library ID and Password

Always start your search from the University Library page on the WCU website or from a database link on one of these Research Guides. (Don't try to sign in from a database or journal publisher's website.)

When you click My Library Account or View Full Text for a book or article in the library catalog, or launch a database, you will be prompted to enter your Library ID and Password.

What's my Library ID?     Your Library ID or Username is the start of your WCU email address before the @ sign.

What's my Password?     The Library does not set your password for you.  You must click the "Set/reset password" link below the Password box to set your password, or to reset your password if you forgot it.

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