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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


This guide introduces you to library services and resources to support your physical therapy research. Use the tabs at the top for physical therapy and rehabilitation databases, e-books and background information on your topic.
If you need help with your research, please contact me, schedule an appointment, or for immediate assistance Ask A Librarian.

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!

DSM-5 Online

DSM 5 book cover

   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

Best Bets-Searching the Physical Therapy Literature

Welcome! For additional options, visit our comprehensive list of resources!

Guide to Physical Therapist Practice

NEW! AccessNeurology

AccessNeurology is a comprehensive resource which integrates 23 key neurology texts, an interactive neuroanatomy atlas, videos on gait and movement disorders, physical exam, cases, review questions and more.

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