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Physical Therapy Research Guide: Home

This guide is designed to assist physical therapy students and faculty with their research.


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Manage Your Research

RefWorks and EndNote 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 Video Tutorials and the EndNote Support.


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Accessing Specific Library Resources

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

Click on Research and Find Materials above the large picture on the library’s home page to access library resources.  To select resources by subject, use the "Research by Subject" link and choose your subject, e.g. Physical Therapy.   If you are looking for a resource by name  (e.g. Cochrane Library, CINAHL, PubMed, Web of Knowledge, etc.) use the "Search for Materials: Databases" link on the page to browse databases alphabetically.

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

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