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Physical Therapy

This guide is intended to support doctor of physical therapy students and their faculty with their scholarly research efforts.

Xan Goodman, Nursing, Integrated Health Sciences & Public Health Librarian

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Xan Goodman, Nursing, Integrated Sci & Public Health Librarian
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About this Guide

This guide is intended to help you with your research. You will find databases, journals, ebooks, and reference books to help you with your research process, or provide background information on physical therapy topics. 

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What is Physical Therapy?

The World Confederation for Physical Therapy:

"Physical therapists provide services that develop, maintain and restore people’s maximum movement and functional ability. They can help people at any stage of life, when movement and function are threatened by ageing, injury, diseases, disorders, conditions or environmental factors.

Physical therapists help people maximise their quality of life, looking at physical, psychological, emotional and social wellbeing. They work in the health spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation and rehabilitation."

Clinical Resources

Here are some recommended resources for use in clinical settings:

Recommended Resources

Here are some good places to start your research.

RefWorks: General Information

RefWorks is a time-saving tool for busy graduate students. Ref-Works is web-based bibliographic software package that enables you to:

UPDATE: RefWorks-COS is pleased to announce lifelong access to users that are alumni of subscribing institutions. For additional information please visit this link .

Your ILL Account

From the ILL logon page, click on First Time Users.  

Enter all required information.

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Log into your MY ILL Account, under “New Request” click on the type of material you want (Article, Book, Book Chapter, Conference Paper etc.)

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Why did my article disappear from the list?

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