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Physical Therapy: Finding Books

Why Use Books?

Why use medical and health science textbooks and references books?

Use textbooks and reference books to answer background questions. These types of questions are broad and when answered provide basic foundational knowledge. Background questions often begin with "what" or "when".

Examples:

  1. What is difference between hemiplegia and hemiparesis?
  2. What is the etiology of a specific disease or condition?

Call Number Guide

Subject and Call Number locations that are useful in Physical Therapy Research

The NSCC Libraries use the Library of Congress Classification System for call numbers. The system uses a combination of letters and numbers to arrange materials by subject on the shelves.

Physical Therapy titles will be located at RM 700. Other subject areas that may also be useful in physical therapy research include:

Subject:

Call Number Starts With:

Human Anatomy

QM

Physiology

QP

Microbiology

QR 

Medicine

Public Aspects of Medicine

RA

Pathology

RB 

Internal Medicine

RC

Pediatrics 

RJ 

Therapeutics,

Pharmacology

RM

Subject Specific Databases

Nursing, Allied Health and Medical Ebook Collections

Discovery Tool

Ebsco Discovery Service SNAP!Search 

Search for books and ebooks across all NSCC resources using Ebsco Discovery Search

APTA Guide to Physical Therapist Practice 3.0

Requesting Books

Network Sharing and InterLibrary Loan Options for Getting Books

If the NSCC Library does not have the book on our shelves or electronically, HELM college libraries across the state and other affiliate libraries will lend books to NSCC students, faculty and staff.

Request books here