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Core Databases for Physical Therapy Students
Why use multiple databases?
Different databases focus on different areas of the literature, particularly so in Physical Therapy. Two recent studies of the physical therapy literature [Michaleff, ZA, et al. "CENTRAL, PEDro, PubMed, and EMBASE are the Most Comprehensive Databases Indexing Randomized Controlled Trials of Physical Therapy Interventions." Physical Therapy, 91 (2), February, 2011, pp. 190-197 and Fell, DW, et al. "Mapping the Core Journals of the Physical Therapy Literature." J Med Libr Assoc, 99 (3), July, 2011, pp. 202-207] address coverage of the physical therapy literature in a number of databases and point to the need to use multiple databases for, "comprehensive coverage of the physical therapy discipline. "(Fell, et al., p. 202)
Additional Medical & Interdisciplinary Resources
Additional Physical Therapy Databases
RefWorks is a web-based citation management and formatting program that is made available by UNC-Chapel Hill campus libraries for use by faculty, staff, students and alumni.
- Downloading References from Databases to RefWorks
- (includes PubMed, CINAHL, PsycINFO, ISI/Web of Science, Google)
HSL Staff support your use of RefWorks. Use the options in the Ask a Librarian box to send us your question, schedule a time to meet with one of us, or request a class for a group.
Anatomy & Physiology Databases
Other Useful guides
- All HSL Guides
- Allied Health Sciences (AHS)
- Allied Health Sciences Scholarships, Fellowships, Grants, & Awards
- Anatomy Resources
- Barbara's Basics for Allied Health Sciences
- Clinical Reference
- Evidence-Based Physical Therapy
- Exercise and Sport Science: Library Resources for Research
- Neurosciences Resources
- RefWorks: Get Started Guide