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Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Sciences: Start Here

A guide to library resources and research in physical therapy, rehabilititation, sports physical therapy, occupational ergonomics and health

Looking for Peer-reviewed articles?

Many databases, such as CINAHL Complete and SPORTDiscus, offer ways to limit your search results to specific types of articles, such as peer-reviewed.  Here's how:

Enter your search terms, then scroll down to the "Limit your results" options. Check the "Peer-reviewed" box. There are other useful limit options, such as age group, research article, evidence-based practice--try it out!

March Citation Management Workshops

This is an introduction to citation managers, with an overview of citation management software, similarities and differences between the three programs supported by NU Libraries, and choosing, and installing and using a citation manager.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Snell Library Room 422
Register here

Thursday, March 22, 2018
12:00-12:45pm Online
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

3:30-4:15pm Online
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Key Databases


AccessPhysiotherapy is a comprehensive full-text online learning tool, featuring 20 core physical therapy texts, 500+ videos and narrated lectures in orthopedics, neurology and sports medicine, demonstrations of examination & treatment techniques. Also includes a cadaver dissection tool, modalities & therapeutic goals, search core topics for interventions, functional limitations, goals, A & A, case studies and more.

Featured Resource: JoVE the Journal of Visualized Experiments

JoVE is a peer-reviewed scientific video journal. and is Indexed in PubMed.  JoVE collections include: 

Science Education - Includes Clinical Skills videos: Essentials of Physical Examinations 1; Essentials of Physical Examinations 2

  Take a look now!

Your Librarian

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Sandy Dunphy
270 Snell Library

Browzine -- access 100+ high quality training videos in psychotherapy.  Watch master psychotherapists in action and hear leading experts discuss their thoughts behind their interventions.
Browse videos by:

  • Approach
  • Therapeutic issue
  • Expert
  • Population
    Transcripts are available for many videos, and are searchable and downloadable; subtitles are available for many videos; many videos come with downloadable instructor's manuals.
    NOTE: videos can be viewed on personal computers (Windows or Mac). Videos can be viewed on IPADs but the functionality of the video platform are not all fully supported. Videos cannot be viewed on non-OS mobile devices. The quality of the video is dependent on the speed of your Internet connection.

DSM-5 Online

   The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM-5) is the handbook used by health care professionals in the United States and much of the world as the authoritative guide to the diagnosis of mental disorders. DSM contains descriptions, symptoms, and other criteria for diagnosing mental disorders.  The DSM-5 is part of the recently purchased package called PsychiatryOnline Premium.  Connect to DSM-5
View the PsychiatryOnline Tutorial  to learn more about searching across psychiatric journals, ebooks, practice guidelines and more.