PubMed is a massively comprehensive medical database maintained by the National Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. It covers the entire spectrum of health science subjects as well as healthcare policy, community health, and administration.
It's recommended that scholars and practitioners make use of the complete PubMed platform, which can be accessed at either of the two URLs:
Aside from the major search tool, students can also use the Clinical Queries search to find information restricted to clinical studies, systematic reviews, and medical genetics:
In addition to PubMed, NAU students, faculty, and staff also have access to all library databases at NAU:
Books at PBC Library
As an integrated facility serving two universities, PBC Library houses physical collections purchased by both Northern Arizona University (NAU) and University of Arizona (UA) to support PBC programs. Students in any PBC program may check out any of our 1,000 items.
Our physical collections are displayed together in UA's online catalog atahsl.arizona.edu:
On theAdvanced Search page under Location, select Health Sciences Lib Phoenix to only view items held at PBC Library.
Includes reference books and encyclopedias that provide answers to health-related questions and offer in-depth information on conditions, procedures and treatments. These books cover a wide range of topics from First Aid, baby & child care, diseases, alternative medicine to aging & health and wellness.
Navigate to Videos & Tools for free high-quality videos about anatomy of body parts and organ systems, how diseases and conditions affect them, and prerecorded webcasts of surgical procedures from the National Institutes of Health.
A free online medical image database with over 53,000 indexed and curated images, from over 13,000 patients. Curated by The National Library of Medicine. The content material is organized by disease location (organ system), pathology category, patient profiles, and by image classification and caption.
Over 9,800 exercise images which demonstrate and explain each exercise. Excellent for assisting patients with home exercise routines and as follow-through from their visit. Custom print to add personalized care notes and order and sort exercises based on treatment plan.
About PBC Library's Anatomical Models:
PBC Library hosts an extensive collection of advanced, anatomical models available for student and faculty use. If you'd like to checkout one of the models, please keep in mind:
Models are only available during staffed hours for in-library use only
Please inform front-desk staff if you'd like to remove a model from the shelf
Staff can also help you access the models stored off-shelf
All models must be checked out at the front desk before use
Acland's Atlas of Human Anatomypresents dissections of unembalmed human bodies, allowing access to specific content through indexes and keyword searches. The specimens rotate relative to the camera, giving a three-dimensional view.
Bring an information expert into any of your PBC classes to effectively teach students how to find, critically evaluate, and use information. Request a library instruction session by contacting catherine lockmiller and/or filling out the Library Instruction Request Form.
Instruction can come in many forms, but here are a select few specific options:
Effective search in PubMed | 80 minutes
develop an advanced search query
make efficient use of search tools
break down PubMed citations
make use of Clinical Queries search
save searches for later use
Align PICO & search strategy | 60 minutes
break down PICO questions into searches
understand levels of evidence
understand clinical domains and study designs
Background and foreground information | 20 minutes
learn the difference between background and foreground information
when, where, and how to look for background information
Strategic citation management | 60 minutes
learn to use RefWorks and Zotero
import references from databases
integrate RefWorks into Microsoft Word and Google Docs
Publication types | 40 minutes
define review types
identify clinical study designs
understand open-access and traditional publishing models
find specific journals and study types in PubMed
Make the most of MeSH | 40 minutes
learn to use the MeSH database
break down the MeSH terms
understand Automatic Term Mapping (ATM) in PubMed
Health disparities research | 60 minutes
define health and healthcare disparities
recognize the value of cultural competencies in EBP
find best evidence for working with specific populations
identify public and community health literacy tools
Order off menu! | 20 - 180 minutes
Contact the librarian to build a course that best fits your specific class needs!
As NAU has increased its online and blended course offerings, librarians have also increased their support for the development of research skills, critical thinking, and student learning in the online environment.
Your PBC librarian can work with you to direct students to the best resources for successfully completing assignments, along with instructional elements on how to most effectively use those resources. i can work with instructors to buildguides tailored to the needs of specific courses. These can then be linked directly in BBLearn.
i can work with instructors to build tutorials tailored to the needs of a course. Tutorials will enable students to learn about a particular research skill or concept, how to use a library resource, or think critically about information.
PBC Library teaching support
Your PBC librarian provides course-related research instruction for all courses at PBC. In order to ensure the best experience for your students i request the following:
Plan to request instruction sessions 14 days in advance.
Plan to attend the library instruction session with your students.
Send the library research assignment to the librarian at least seven days in advance.
Plan an assignment around which library instruction can be taught (ie: annotated bibliographies, literature reviews, etc.)
Please call, email, or visit if you have any questions! i require at least one in-person meeting prior to teaching.