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Physical Therapy Resources: Databases

This guide was developed by the Health Sciences Library in collaboration with the Division of Physical Therapy.

Core Databases for Physical Therapy Students

Anatomy & Physiology Databases

Additional Medical & Interdisciplinary Resources

Additional Physical Therapy Databases

Why use multiple databases?

Different databases focus on different areas of the literature, particularly so in physical therapy.  Two recent studies point to the need to use multiple databases for, "comprehensive coverage of the physical therapy discipline. "(Fell, et al., p. 202)

A to Z Databases

All campus databases

  • browse by title
  • browse by subject
  • search by database name

Find @ UNC

Click on the Find @ UNC button button in database results to:

 

Aids for Organizing Your Search

Use this guide to help visualize and plan your search:


Use this log to keep your search organized and to document your search strategy for reporting:

Learn More about Using Databases

Don't forget, Ask-a-Librarian when you have difficulty finding what you're looking for in a database.

Don't forget, many databases have a link to help files as part of their search screens.

Boolean Basics for Searching
Boolean searching helps you find less (narrows) or find more (broadens) results when you search in many databases and Web search engines. Boolean searching depends on the use of three terms: AND, OR, and NOT. Enter these terms in ALL CAPS because many search engines are case sensitive for these terms.

Full Text Articles via Find@UNC
Includes Find@UNC in PubMed and what to do when the article is not online via Find@UNC.