Since research topics can be in found in many different disciplines and in a huge number of journals, it's usually best to use a database like one on the PA Databases page to search for articles. Still, it can be useful to know which are some of the most important journals in a field. Look for other journals in Find a Journal*.
Note: Links can break without advance notice. If one doesn't work, use Find a Journal* to find a fresh link.
JAAPA* Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
The Lancet* "The Lancet is the world's leading independent general medical journal. The journal's coverage is international in focus and extends to all aspects of human health" (from publisher).
PLOS Medicine An open access journal, one whose content is freely available without charge to readers. "An influential venue for research and commentary on the major challenges to human health worldwide, PLOS Medicine publishes articles of general interest on biomedical, environmental, social and political determinants of health. The journal emphasizes work that advances clinical practice, health policy or pathophysiological understanding to benefit health in a variety of settings" (from publisher).
1. Sometimes you have a citation in hand for an article.
2. Sometimes a journal database or internet browser doesn’t provide full-text. Learn the steps to find another database where it might be. Get articles to journals we don't even subscribe to with Interlibrary Loan*.