To begin research in Physical Therapy, first consult MaagNet, the library's online public access catalog. Books, journals government documents and other resources can be searched by author, title, subject call number, or keyword.
Feel free to ask a librarian for assistance.
Online Databases & Full-text Sources
Over 100 databases are available from Maag Library's homepage. Select Research Databases then OhioLINK Research Databases (Health Sciences) or click here. Major databases you may find useful include:
New 2008 Evidence Based Medicine Reviews (EBM/Cochrane)
This multifile database allows you to search simultaneously the four Evidence Based Medicine Reviews databases: ACP Journal Club (ACP), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (formerly Cochrane Controlled Trials Register-CCTR)(CENTRAL), Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR), Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), Health Technology Assessment (HTA), and NHS Economic Evaluation Database (EED).
IMAGES.MD is an online encyclopedia of more than 55,000 medical images. The 90 collections range from allergy to urology. Each is accompanied by detailed and informative text contributed by more than 2,000 medical experts. New 2007
PROQUEST NURSING JOURNALS (1986 to date)
Offering complete information from leading nursing and related publications, this database is designed to meet the needs of researchers at health-care facilities as well as students enrolled in nursing programs at academic institutions. All the source publications are available in the ASCII full-text format. Nearly all of them also offer articles in the full-image and Text+Graphics formats.
This alternative health database provides full text for 180 publications in the collection, including full text for many peer-reviewed journals. Alt HealthWatch provides in-depth coverage across the full spectrum of subject areas covered by complementary and alternative medicine dating back to 1990.
CINAHL (Nursing & Allied Health) (1982-date)
CINAHL subject areas include: Allied Health – physical therapy, occupational therapy, emergency services as well as coverage of virtually every nursing journal published Over 1,000 journals are indexed. Nursing and allied health journals are indexed cover-to-cover (regular journals), whereas only articles that are important to the database are selected from the other journal titles (selective journals).
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. It also features abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals.
MEDLINE (2000 to date)
MEDLINE is the National Library of Medicine's (NLM) premier bibliographic database covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. This database contains bibliographic citations (e.g., authors, title, and journal reference) and author abstracts from 4,500 biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 foreign countries. links are provided back to 1966.
OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center
A major source for scholarly research articles, EJC can be accessed from this link or from its link on the Maag library homepage. It contains full-text articles from over 11,000 journal titles from several journal publishers. It’s a good source for scholarly scientific information. (1997-date).
World Wide Web Sites
American Physical Therapy Association Home Page
(APTA) is a national professional organization. Its goal is to foster advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education.
self proclaimed "one stop source of PT information and services".
Physical Therapy Resources located in Maag Library
Recent and most bound serial titles are shelved according to Library of Congress call number on Maag's 6th floor. See Current Periodicals and Physical Therapy journal pages for current information. While the Library of Congress call number " RM" is the general location for Physical Therapy, all of the Rs are medical journals.
Handbooks and Manuals
Ref RM725.R42 2001
ACSM's resource manual for Guidelines for exercise testing and prescription American College of Sports Medicine. senior editor, Jeffrey L. Roitman
The Brockport physical fitness test manual by Joseph P. Winnick, Francis X. Short
Oversize RJ138.B76 1999
The Brockport physical fitness training guide edited by Joseph P. Winnick, Francis X. Short
Maag Reserve collection RM701.C597 2004
Clinical reasoning for manual therapists edited by Mark A. Jones and Darren A. Rivett
Maag Reserve collection. RM701.B45 2002
Evidence-based guide to therapeutic physical agents by Alain Yvan Bélanger.
Geriatric rehabilitation manual edited by Timothy L. Kauffman.
Guide to Physical Therapist Practice by the American Physical Therapy Association
Handbook of Pediatric Physical Therapy by Long and Cintas
Krusen's Handbook of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ready Ref. RC55.M4
The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy.
The most widely used medical text in the world. It provides useful information to practicing physicians, medical students, interns, residents, and other health professionals. Also available on the WWW at http://www.merck.com/ (First time users must register).
Manual of Physical Therapy, edited by Otto D. Payton
Ref. RM735.3 .R68 1998
The Rehabilitation Specialist's Handbook by Rothstein, Roy, and Wolf
Ref. RM700.S363 1995
Saunders Manual of Physical Therapy Practice, edited by Rose Scarlet Myers
Therapeutic exercise :foundations and techniques by Carolyn Kisner and Lynn Allen Colby
Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Ref. RM696.5.Q53 2003
Quick reference dictionary for physical therapy 2nd ed. edited by Jennifer M. Bottomley.
Ref. R121.S8 1995
Stedman's Medical Dictionary by Thomas Lathrop Stedman
Dorland's Medical Abbreviations
Directories and Guides
Ready Ref. RA 977 .A1 A46 2002-03 ed.
American Hospital Association Guide to the Health Care Field (AHA Guide)
Provides a central reference source for information on health care institutions.
Oversize RC683.5.E94A24 2003
Exercise testing and prescription lab manual by| Edmund Acevedo.
Review book for the physical therapist assistant by Theresa Jean Meyer.
3rd edition. 2 volumes.
Ref. R 733 .S56
Alternative Health Care Resources