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Physical Therapy Information Resources   Tags: physical_therapy, physicaltherapy, pt  

This guide is designed to assist physical therapy students and faculty with their research.
Last Updated: Apr 13, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Welcome to the libguide for Physical Therapy Information Resources!

Please contact me if you need help with your research, have general library questions, or to suggest changes or additions to this guide.

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Looking for a specific article?  Enter the citation data in this citation linker.


    Manage Your Research

    Flow, RefWorks, and EndNote Basic are web-based bibliography managers/databases. Use them to import references from databases, keep track of your research, easily add citations to your papers, and format your bibliography. 

    For more information see the Refworks LibGuide and the EndNote Web LibGuide.


    Accessing Specific Library Resources

    Access all library electronic resources remotely 24/7 via your NetID and password.

    Subject-specific library resources can be accessed from the Databases link beneath the large picture on the library’s home page.  This link gives you a list of all the resources we have access to electronically.  The databases are arranged under broad subject areas.  You will find a link to Physical Therapy resources under the heading, Health Professions and Biomedical Sciences.  If you are looking for a resource by name  (e.g. Cochrane Library, PubMed, Web of Knowledge, etc.) use the A-Z tabs at the top of the page.

    If you have any problems connecting to resources please contact Kim at 406/243-6017 or the library's reference desk at 406/243-6866. 

    The following databases are recommended for physical therapy research, but more resources are available.

    Recommended Library Resources:

    • PubMed
      The National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database that contains references to journal articles in the life sciences and biomedicine. It also covers nursing, dentistry, and veterinary medicine. Contains over 24 million citations from 5,516 journals. Coverage is from 1946-present.
    • CINAHL Plus with Full Text
      CINAHL Plus with Full Text is the world's most comprehensive nursing & allied health research database, providing full text for more than 770 journals with coverage dating back to 1937. The database also provides full text for more than 275 books/monographs.
    • Cochrane Library
      Independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, including systematic reviews, clinical trials, technology assessments, economic evaluations, individual clinical trials, and more.
    • Evidence-Based Review of Stroke Rehabilitation (EBRSR)
      A source for evidence-based stroke rehabilitation literature, the 15th edition of the EBRSR includes in-depth reviews of well over 2000 studies including 1,316 randomized controlled trials.
    • Google Scholar
      Scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources.
    • Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module
      Provides access to trusted medical reference materials, including nearly 400 health/medical journals, hundreds of pamphlets, over 700 health-related videos, and articles from 2,200 general interest publications.
    • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
      This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.
    • Influenza Evidence-based Information Portal
      Key information for Pandemic H1N1 Influenza and the 2009-2010 flu season.
    • Journals@Ovid Full Text
      A complete collection of over 280 journals in the areas of nursing, medicine, and allied health.
    • MedlinePlus
      The National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer health information.
    • NIH Senior Health
      A web site designed to meet the needs of older adults; seniors and caregivers can find information on selected topics in an easy-to-read format.
    • Oxford Reference Online: Premium
      Includes the complete text of The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science and Medicine, a concise medical dictionary, and other medical reference titles.
    • Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro)
      PEDro is a free database of over 20,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.
    • R2 Digital Health Sciences Library
      A collection of e-books for the health science disciplines, including athletic training, nursing, pharmacology, physical therapy, and public/community health.
    • SAGE Online Journals
      Full-text articles from ejournals covering many subject areas especially Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Science, Technology and Medicine.
    • ScienceDirect
      Over 1,800 science, technology, and medicine ejournals.
    • SPORTDiscus with Full Text
      Sports and sports medicine journal and magazine articles, conference proceedings, books, and book chapters.
    • StrokeEngine
      This site focuses on stroke rehabilitation topics and interventions. Information is derived from quality articles, websites and systematic reviews. All have been reviewed using a systematic process.
    • Web of Knowledge/Web of Science
      Web of Knowledge/Web of Science is a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the sciences, the social sciences, and the arts and humanities.
    • Wiley Interscience Journals
      Full-text articles from many subject areas.
    • WorldCat  
      Catalog of materials in libraries worldwide.

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