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ASHS Faculty LibGuide

Encouraging Library Use

Students are more likely to use the library and it's resources if encouraged by faculty.  There are many library related tutorials and pages that can easily be added to course content.

Some key websites to consider adding:

  • Library Research FAQ
    This guide is a getting starting place to learning how to use the library.  Since our collection is mostly online, it can be overwhelming on starting.  Students will learn how to find different types of material and how to use various resources.  
  • Writing & Citation Hub
    This guide provides access to resources and tutorials on writing and citation formats.  Students often have questions relating to APA or AMA; use the APA or AMA resources for the basics.
  • Arizona Library Services
    The Library offers a lot of useful services beyond providing access to books and articles.  Students can learn about other services we offer, to help in their academic career.  Whether it be poster printing, equipment borrowing, or study space, we are here to help.

Each program has a specialize program page.  It pulls together library resources related to their discipline.  It also provides a quick and easy way to access textbooks provided by the library.

Literature Searching

Literature searching is not conducted for students.  This is a skill students need to learn and practice while in school.  Librarians do offer assistance and guidance for students on literature searching.

Students are taught how to:

  • Select a database or information source to find relevant information
  • Identify keywords to begin or modify the search
  • Use MeSH terms or other controlled vocabulary in searching
  • Database features to make searching easier and more precise
  • Export results and organize through EndNote

Exam Prep

There is a large Exam Prep collection relating to PANCE/PANRA, NPTE, NBCOT, plus subject specific review books.  Students can use these as an additional study tool.  We provide access to two different interactive platforms with large question banks, case file collections for real life scenarios, clerkship related eBooks, or topic specific eBooks.

Exam Prep Guide

Access Issues

Access issues can occur with library resources due to the size of our collection and the various resources we use.  For help, you can email your Liaison Librarian at or the Electronic Resource Librarian Lora Hanson at


If you can not access the full text of an eBook, please let us know.  The book may have been removed from our collection by mistake, or it should be a platform issue.

Article full text

If you can not access the full text of an article, send an email to  You will either receive the full text or the article will be requested on your behalf.

You may also use the Report a Broken Link option in Still OneSearch.  This will notify the library and the full text will be sent to you ASAP.  


Common issues and fixes


Access to the UpToDate app stops working.

If you are off campus, start at the ATSU portal and go to the library website.
2. Click on our Database page
3. Under Popular & Core Databases, click on UpToDate

  • If you get to a "Sign in with an OpenAthens account" screen, search for ATSU under "Find Your Organisation" by searching for A.T. Still University.  You will need to relog into the portal.  Then you will need to click "Log Out" in the top right corner and re log in with your UpToDate username and password.
  • If you get right to UpToDate, you just need to log in with your UpToDate username and password.

Resource Status

Technical issues are reported through the Resource Status twitter page, found on the Library Homepage.


Finding books not available in the Library

The Library may not be able to purchase a title as an eBook for the distance students to use.  We are able to scan 1 or 2 chapters to send via email for them to use, while waiting for their textbook to arrive.  Students may also look for a copy of the textbook from local libraries.

Find books from your local library through WorldCat

WorldCat connects you to the collections and services of more than 10,000 libraries worldwide.  You may use this site to search for titles and see if there are local libraries with access to the book.

To begin, start at

  • Enter the title into the search box
  • Find the matching result on the results page
  • Enter your Zip Code in the location search box
  • If there are public libraries with the book, follow their check out procedures to borrow.
  • If there is an academic library with the book, contact the library to see about their policies for allowing the public to use their collection.

Need assistance using WorldCat?  Contact your liaison librarian at