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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.

Created by Health Science Librarians


Core Databases for Physical Therapy Students

Anatomy & Physiology Databases

Psychology and Education-related Resources

Additional Rehabilitation-Oriented Databases

Additional Medical & Interdisciplinary Resources

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)

Other Useful guides

Citing: AMA Manual of Style, 10th edition

Learn How to Use Library Databases

Find @ UNC

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

  • Go directly to most online articles
  • Export article citations to Endnote or to formats for other reference managers
  • Use Google Scholar or the Google Scholar Button browser add-in to find free full text.
  • Search the UNC-CH Library Catalog to find the print journal
  • Send an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request if the journal is not owned by UNC-CH

A to Z Databases

All campus databases

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

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:

Some Food for Thought on Searching for Disability Research

For UNC Chapel Hill Users FIND@UNC link for Full Text.

Implicit Bias Resources Guide

"Implicit biases are discriminatory biases based on implicit attitudes or implicit stereotypes. Implicit biases are especially intriguing, and also especially problematic, because they can produce behavior that diverges from a person's avowed or endorsed beliefs or principles."  

Greenwald, Anthony G., and Linda Hamilton Krieger. "Implicit Bias: Scientific Foundations." California Law Review 94, no. 4 (2006): 945-67. doi:10.2307/20439056.