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Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Sciences: Getting Started

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

Fall Citation Management Workshops! Register now!

Citation management tools allow you to Import your citations from databases, Google Scholar, websites, Organize your citations using folders and tags, and Autoformat bibliographies and in-text citations and insert into your papers using hundreds of different citation styles.

Schedule & register for Fall 2018 RefWorks, EndNote, Mendeley and Zotero workshops to make it easier to create your bibliography and keep track of your references.

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!

Key Databases


AccessPhysiotherapy is a comprehensive full-text resource that integrates 38 core physical therapy texts, procedure and exercise videos to teach exercise and rehabilitation techniques and interventions. Includes self-assessment tools consisting of multiple-choice quizzes from textbooks, 1100 interactive self-assessment questions to help prepare for the NPTE exam, a unique cadaver dissection tool, cases, and concise outlines of common conditions and disorders using Quick Answers.

Featured Resource: JoVE the Journal of Visualized Experiments

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

Immunology and Infection
Science Education

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. -- 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.

Your Librarian

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Sandy Dunphy
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