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PTA, Boyce Campus: Library Resources

Access resources for your PTA assignments:

PTJ: Physical Therapy Journal
other scholarly journals
streaming videos

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Physical Therapy Journals

link to physical therapy journal

Article Databases

The research databases below contain thousands of articles in hundreds of nursing, allied health and medical journals.


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Scholarly Article Tips


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Is it scholarly? 
The publication should be a scholarly journal not a newspaper or popular magazine.
The authors are scholars or professionals in the field and are normally affiliated with an educational institution or organization.
The article should have an abstract and reference list.

Clues from the abstract or text?
Look for a phrases like “this study examines…” or “we did research to find…”
This indicates that the author(s) conducted the research.
A review of the abstract and text of an article will provide important information of assistance in identifying it as a research article.

Research Article Tips

Research articles follow a specific format and are organized into standard sections. Skim the abstract and article for the following sections:








Articles to Skip

Letters to the editor

News articles

Literature reviews

Editorials & opinion pieces

Information articles

Care plans

eBooks: Overviews & Anatomy

eBooks: PT

The titles below are just a sample of the PT eBooks available. You can search the full EBSCO eBook collection for others on any fitness based topic.

EBSCO eBooks

EBSCO eBooks

Not on campus to find a book? Try our online collection of eBooks. This collection features over 65,000 complete titles and covers a broad range of subject areas.


Films On Demand

films on demand

Films On Demand has a strong collection of streaming videos that support the career of a physical therapist assistant as well as videos that supplement course work.


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