Research Library & References
Library Collections, Books and Serials
The Library’s print holdings consist of approximately 1,500 titles including books, serials, reprints, dissertations, and reports. The Library holds an almost complete run of journals published by the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Physician Assistant Education Association (formerly known as the APAP). The holdings include a large collection of reprints and unpublished manuscripts and reports, as well as, limited editions of text books, training manuals and out-of-date publications.
You can search or browse our online catalog to find books, manuscripts, articles, reports, directories, dissertations found in the PA History Society’s Research Library.
You can narrow your search by using one or more advanced search fields such as creator (author), title, keyword or object (book, report, article, reprint, manuscript, dissertation, thesis or serial). Click on the all content button to clear all content fields and then select library. Use double “quotes” for phrases.
Or you browse our holdings for specific types of materials by clicking on the selections shown in the adjacent box.
For helpful tips on searching through the online library catalog, please click here to view the ‘Website Guide’ for this section.
Selective Bibliography and References
The acronyms used by the PA profession are many and may be confusing. Please see our PA Glossary for assistance.
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