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Physical Therapy Research Guide

Subject Icon Subject Specialist:Judy Xiao
Email:judy.xiao@csi.cuny.edu
Telephone:718-982-4140

Table of Contents:
Subject-Specific Databases
Related Databases
Catalogs
Internet Resources and Websites
Journals, Magazines, Newspapers
Research and Writing Guides
Job & Career Resources
Professional Associations
News & Blogs
Online Reference Sources
Reference Books


Core databases for finding articles in this subject area.

CINAHL Complete Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature. Citations and select full text from over 3,800 nursing & allied health journals. Also offers full text health care books, standards of practice, evidence based care sheets, clinical trials, and research instrument records.


Cochrane Library Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A collection of databases for the study and practice of evidence-based healthcare. Provides reliable, up-to-date information and evidence to support healthcare decisions, including systematic reviews, methodological studies, technology assessments, economic evaluations, and clinical trials.


Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Abstracts and select full text from nursing and allied health journals. Includes the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which contains patient education sheets for generic and brand name drugs, and the Merriam-Webster Medical Desk Dictionary.


Medline (Web of Knowledge) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The U.S. National Library of Medicine's premier life sciences database. Contains citations and abstracts of articles in medicine, dentistry, nursing, and related fields. For full text, see MEDLINE with Full Text (EBSCOhost).


MEDLINE with Full Text (EBSCOhost) Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Abstracts and select full text of articles in medicine, dentistry, nursing, and related fields. Differs from the free version (PubMed) in that it uses the EBSCOhost search interface and provides some full text.


PEDro (Physiotherapy Evidence Database) Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Physiotherapy Evidence Database, developed in Australia, provides access to bibliographic details and abstracts of randomized controlled trials, systematic reviews and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.


SAGE Premier Full Text Collections Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Nearly 600 full text journals from SAGE Publications in all areas. Select "Health Sciences" from a list of disciplines to search. You may also browse journals by discipline or search across all titles.


Related databases for finding articles in this subject area.

Academic Search Complete Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Large multidisciplinary database providing abstracts and select full text of scholarly and popular publications in a wide variety of subject disciplines, including art, literature, education, history, sociology, science, and engineering. Because of its broad subject and full text coverage, Academic Search Complete is a good starting point for research on virtually any topic. Click here for a search tutorial.


General Science Full Text Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Citations and select full text of scientific literature from popular and scholarly publications. Designed specifically for students and non-specialists. Covers a wide array of subjects including biology, chemistry, medicine, environmental science, botany, and zoology.


Google Scholar Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search engine for scholarly literature on the web. Searches across disciplines for journal articles, theses, books, conference papers, and technical reports from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities and other scholarly organizations. Some articles may be available for free on the web. Others are only available through the library's subscription databases. To locate full text for those articles, click on the link "Find Full Text at CSI" (only available when using a campus computer or accessing Google Scholar thru the campus proxy).


Health Reference Center Academic Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Offers medical topic overviews from Clinical Reference Systems and numerous medical reference books as well as full text of nursing and allied health journals.


Science Citation Index Expanded Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Part of the Web of Science, Science Citation Index provides citations to journal articles in the sciences, including astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, medicine, physics, psychiatry, and zoology.


Search online catalogs to find books, journals, videos, and other materials in library collections.

CUNY+ Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search CUNY+, the university's online catalog, to find books and other resources located in the CSI library and other CUNY libraries. Search tutorial.


New York Academy of Medicine Library Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The New York Academy of Medicine Library, located in Manhattan, is open to the public by appointment; materials may be viewed in the Library's Reading Room.


WorldCat Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Union catalog containing records of library holdings all over the world. Use WorldCat to locate books, journals, audio and video recordings, and archival materials held by other libraries. If an item you want is not available at CUNY simply click "Find It" to request an interlibrary loan.


Resources freely available on the Internet.

About.com: Physical Therapy Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
About.com: Physical Therapy


Disability Statistics - Disability Status Reports - Online Resource Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Disability Statistics - Disability Status Reports - Online Resource


National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This site is a rich source of information about America's health. As the nation's principal health statistics agency, NCHS compiles statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of American people. The site features information about the National Center for Health Statistics, summaries of their publications from 1994-present, news releases, and catalogs of publications and electronic products.


National Rehabilitation Information Center Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
National Rehabilitation Information Center


Physical Therapy Web Space Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Physical Therapy Web Space


PT Central Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
PT Central


Journals and periodicals available online or in print at the CSI Library.

Biomedical Engineering Journals Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Biomedical Engineering journals available in print or online via the CSI Library.


Human Anatomy Journals Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Human Anatomy journals available in print or online via the CSI Library.


Human Physiology Journals Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Human Physiology journals available in print or online via the CSI Library.


Musculoskeletal System Diseases Journals Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Musculoskeletal System Diseases journals available in print or online via the CSI Library.


Neurology Journals Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Neurology journals available in print or online via the CSI Library.


Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation Journals Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Occupational Therapy & Rehabilitation journals available in print or online via the CSI Library.


Physical Therapy Journals Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Physical Therapy journals available in print or online via the CSI Library.


Sports Medicine Journals Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Sports Medicine journals available in print or online via the CSI Library.


Guides for conducting research, writing papers, citing sources, and creating bibliographies.

AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Style guide for the health and medical sciences published by the American Medical Association. In addition to the basics of grammar and citation, the manual also covers topics such as abbreviation, nomenclature, and quantitation.
Location: 1st Fl Reference R119.A533 2007


Effective documentation for physical therapy professionals Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference RM713 .S74 2004


Physical therapy research: principles and applications Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference RM708 .D66 2000


Research for physiotherapists: project design and analysis Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference RM708 .H53 1995


Science and Technical Writing: A Manual of Style Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Offers instruction on how to write and publish scientfic papers, including paragraphing, grammar, punctuation and spelling as well as how to present numbers, mathematical symbols and scientific notation.
Location: 1st Fl Reference T11.S378 2001


Scientific Writing: A Reader and Writer's Guide Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Step-by-step guide to writing scientific research papers as well as useful tips for keeping readers engaged.
Location: 1st Fl Reference T11.L455 2007


Successful Scientific Writing: A Step-by-Step Guide for the Biological and Medical Sciences Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Practical, step-by-step guide to writing in the biological and medical sciences. Covers all aspects of the writing process as well as related topics such as guidelines for successful international publication, ethical and legal issues including plagiarism and falsified data, electronic publication, and text-based talks and poster presentations.
Location: 1st Fl Reference R119.M28 2008


Resources for finding career information and/or job listings in your field.

A Career in Physical Therapy - APTA Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A Career in Physical Therapy - APTA


Occupational Outlook Handbook Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Career information handbook describing the activities, working conditions, educational requirements, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations. Print edition located in Reference [Call Number: HF5382.5.U5O3].


Physical Therapist - Explore Health Careers.org Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Physical Therapist - Explore Health Careers.org


Physical Therapist: Career Information - About.com: Career Planning Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Physical Therapist: Career Information - About.com: Career Planning


Physical Therapy Education and Career News - APTA Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Physical Therapy Education and Career News - APTA


Professional organizations and associations.

American Physical Therapy Association Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
American Physical Therapy Association


American Physical Therapy Association of New Jersey Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
American Physical Therapy Association of New Jersey


Canadian Physiotherapy Association Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Canadian Physiotherapy Association


New York Physical Therapy Association Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
New York Physical Therapy Association


Weblogs and news sites that can provide timely background information on the subject.

News and Features from Today in PT - TodayInPT.com Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
News and Features from Today in PT - TodayInPT.com


Orthopedic Physical Therapy Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Orthopedic Physical Therapy


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation News Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation News


Physical Therapy Blog - About.com: Physical Therapy Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Physical Therapy Blog - About.com: Physical Therapy


Rehabilitation / Physical Therapy News - Medical News Today Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Rehabilitation / Physical Therapy News - Medical News Today


Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks available online.

Anatomy Atlases Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Anatomy Atlases


InnerBody: Your Guide to Human Anatomy Online Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
InnerBody: Your Guide to Human Anatomy Online


Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provides information about diagnosing and treating medical disorders for physicians and medical professionals. Print edition located in Reference [Call Number: RM127.M4].


Merck Manual of Medical Information Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provides concise, easy-to-understand information about medical disorders, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for patients and the general public. Print edition located in Reference [Call Number: RC81.M535].


Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics


Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks in the library's print collection.

ACSM's guidelines for exercise testing and prescription Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference RM725 .A48 2006


Atlas of human anatomy Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference QM25 .N46 2006


Handbook of physical medicine and rehabilitation Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference RM701 .H36 2004


Human sectional anatomy: atlas of body sections, CT and MRI images Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference QM25 .E43 2007


Orthopedic physical assessment Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference RD734 .M34 2008


Physical rehabilitation: assessment and treatment Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference RM700 .O88 2001


Quick reference dictionary for physical therapy Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference RM696.5 .Q53 2003


Stedman's medical dictionary Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference R121 .S8 2008


Stedman's orthopaedic & rehab words Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Location: 1st Fl Reference RD723 .S74 2003


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