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Reference

Reference materials help you find background information on a topic, and are a great place to begin your research.

Books & Videos

Books about physical therapy will have call numbers that begin with RM. This video will help you find books on the shelves that are organized by the Library of Congress classification system.

Articles

These databases help you find articles from newspapers, magazines, professional and trade publications, and scholarly journals.

  • Family Health
    This database includes articles important general medical journals such as The Lancet, The New England Journal of Medicine, and The Journal of Dentistry as well as a strong selection of consumer and news magazines.
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text
    This comprehensive nursing & allied health research database provides full text for more than 770 journals, as well as books and evidenced-based care sheets.
  • ProQuest Research Library: Health & Medicine
    This subset of the ProQuest Research Library covers medical science, nursing, allied health, public health and pharmacology.
  • Science Full Text Select
    Provides 100% full-text access to hundreds of science periodicals, many of which are peer-reviewed.
  • Academic Search Complete
    Academic Search Complete is a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition
    This collection contains 80 consumer health magazines, health-related pamphlets and health reference books on topics such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, aging, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, and women's health.
  • Google Scholar
    Search for scholarly literature across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.
  • Public Library of Science (PLoS)
    This open-access online only journal from the Public Library of Science publishes peer-reviewed articles in science and medicine. Freely available on the web.
  • JSTOR Arts & Sciences
    JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers, and students discover, use, and build upon a wide range of content in a digital archive of hundreds of academic journals and other scholarly content.
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Websites

Websites need to be evaluated to make sure that they are academically appropriate. Proceed with caution!

 

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