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Library resources for the Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistant programs. Resources include full text databases, ebooks, electronic journals, and recommended websites.
Bates' Visual Guide Bates’ Visual Guide delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for the (Advanced) Assessment or Introduction to Clinical Medicine course.
HSTalks: The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection HSTalks provides access to world class lectures by leading authorities from around the globe. The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection provides access to thousands of lectures covering a broad range of biomedical and life sciences subjects, including biochemistry, cell biology, immunology, microbiology, and more.
Academic Video Online Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers more than 66,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more.
CINAHL Complete CINAHL®Complete is the world’s most comprehensive source of full-text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 1,300 journals indexed in CINAHL. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index, with no embargo. CINAHL®Complete is the definitive research tool for all areas of nursing & allied health literature.
Cochrane Library The Cochrane Library (ISSN 1465-1858) is a collection of six databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making, and a seventh database that provides information about Cochrane groups.
Health Source - Consumer Edition Health Source: Consumer Edition is a rich collection of consumer health information. This resource provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines, including American Fitness, Better Nutrition, Fit Pregnancy, Harvard Health Letter, Men's Health, Muscle & Fitness, Prevention, Vegetarian Times, and many others. This database also includes searchable full text for more than 1,000 health-related pamphlets and more than 130 health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society. Additionally, Health Source: Consumer Edition contains more than 4,500 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish); AHFS Consumer Medication Information, which includes Drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers; and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary. Health Source: Consumer Edition covers topics such as AIDS, cancer, diabetes, drugs & alcohol, aging, fitness, nutrition & dietetics, children's health, women's health, etc.
Health Source Nursing/Academic Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals. Coverage of nursing and allied health is particularly strong, including full text from Creative Nursing, Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing, Issues in Mental Health Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Community Health Nursing, Journal of Nursing Management, Nursing Ethics, Nursing Forum, Nursing Inquiry, and many more. In addition, this database includes AHFS Consumer Medication Information, which includes Drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers.
Natural Medicines Natural Medicines is the most authoritative resource available on dietary supplements, natural medicines, and complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies.
UpToDate See Apps Box for information to register for app access. An account is not required to search UpToDate online.
Physical Therapy Ebook Collections
AccessPhysiotherapy AccessPhysiotherapy from McGraw-Hill Medical is devoted exclusively to the study, instruction, and practice of physical therapy – with groundbreaking content for today’s PT. Updated regularly, this comprehensive online physiotherapy resource integrates leading physical therapy textbooks, procedure and exercise videos, image galleries, self-assessment tools, and a unique cadaver dissection tool –optimized for viewing on any device.
Physical Therapy Reference Ebooks
General Ebook Collections
Credo Reference and Ebooks Credo Reference cover 11,000+ reference topics from all major academic subject areas and is a great starting point for research. Entries include images, quotations, audio files, videos, ebooks and full text articles on a variety of topics.
In addition to reference topics, Credo includes over 700 academic reference books. Credo's Nursing and Allied Health Collection provides access to 23 current nursing ebooks.
EBSCO Ebook Collection Search and view the library's full text ebook collection from EBSCO. The collection of 37,000+ titles covers all subject areas from general studies to allied health and medicine.
Micromedex apps are a free download but require a password for content access. To retrieve the password for each of these apps, go to the Micromedex homepage and click "Download Mobile Apps" at the bottom. On the following page, open the "Micromedex Native Mobile Apps" collapsible menu. The current Micromedex apps available are:
Micromedex Drug Reference
Micromedex Drug Interactions
Micromedex IV Compatibility
Register for a Login ID to use the Natural Medicines app and to accrue CE/CME credits. On the Natural Medicines homepage, click the "Get Your Login ID" button at the top of the screen to register.
Sign up for the Sanford Guide App: Create a free account to access the Sanford Guide Collection on a mobile device. Please note that you may be required to be on campus to register.
Renew Sanford Guide App Access
Sanford Guide App Renewal
Sanford Guide sends account holders a notification when the app account needs to be renewed. Use this link to connect to the South College institutional account from off campus and renew your app account.
You will need the code in the email from Sanford Guide to complete the renewal process.
To use the UpToDate app, you must register for an UpToDate account using the link below. Please note, you must be on campus to register for an account.
Maintain app access: You must login to UpToDate using the link below every 90 days while on campus to re-verify your account and maintain app access. Your app access will expire if you do not re-verify your account on campus.
UpToDate - App Registration
Use this link to register for an UpToDate account while on campus. To re-verify your account, use this link to login on campus every 90 days.
Free Web Resources
Dr. David M. Thompson from the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center has curated his lecture notes on Kinesiology and Biomechanics online.
Evidence in Motion
Experts from Evidence In Motion discuss new research, clinical applications and the leadership skills rehab professionals need to succeed.
Move Forward Radio is brought to you by the American Physical Therapy Association. It discusses current events in physical therapy.
Discussing pain management and the role of physical therapy in pain management.
PT Tech Talk
Discussions of the use of technology in Physical Therapy
This orientation module is focused on Physical Therapy resources. For a general library orientation, please choose one of the location-based orientations on the library's Orientations page.
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