This guide is for students in the Physical Therapy Assistant program. After using this guide, students will be able to locate and cite sources needed to support and complete coursework, and find information and tutorials on processes that will provide research strategies.
Use textbooks and reference books to build basic foundational knowledge on your topic. Good for medical background information on a disease, disorder or condition.
Physical Therapy titles will be located at RM 700 in the NSCC Danvers Library Stacks.
Professional publications use research to determine the effectiveness of Physical Therapy interventions, and to improve upon diagnosis and prognosis of diseases, disorders and conditions. Use the Publication field limiter in CINAHL Complete to limit your search to core PT publications.
Use current scholarly, peer reviewed journals to find evidence based research studies. Consider patient diagnosis/population, interventions and outcomes of interest when searching.
Open Access video collections from health and medical websites