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Physical Therapy: Getting Started

About This Guide

About This Guide: This guide contains links to subscription content provided by North Shore Community College Library, and free and open resources, that are recommended for research and use in the physical therapist assistant program.

Search strategies and tutorials are included to increase success in using these resources.

Off Campus Access: Login to North Shore Community College Library electronic resources with your MyNorthshore account username and password.

Library Card and Account: Your NSCC ID is your library card and must be used to borrow library materials. Access and management of your NSCC library account online requires a login. Your library account username is the 14 digit barcode on your NSCC ID beginning with 21991. Your library account password is your birthday in the following format MMDDYYYY.  

Personal Librarian: Christine Goodchild is the Personal Librarian for the physical therapist assistant program at NSCC. Contact her for assistance using physical therapy resources and library services.

Textbooks and Course Reserves

Course Reserves

Current editions of all PTA course textbooks are either available in print at the Danvers Campus Library or provided online by the library in an electronic version.

Print Textbooks on Course Reserves
  • Your NSCC ID is required to check out textbooks from the print course reserves collection 

  • Print textbooks are checked out for a two hour loan period, and may be renewed for a second two hour period if no one is waiting for the item

  • Use the Course Reserves website to see if a title is available or checked out
Electronic Textbooks
  • Electronic textbooks may be limited for use by one student at a time 

  • There are options to print, email, and sometimes download content

  • Enter in your MyNorthshore account username and password when accessing electronic textbooks from off campus

Personal Librarian

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Christine Goodchild
Danvers Campus Library, DB 237