Background information gives you a general overview of a topic and is a great way to find keywords and learn basic concepts. You can use our library databases or one of the resources listed below.
Academic articles contain original research on a narrow topic. They are usually peer-reviewed and are published in scholarly journals.
To find articles on your topic, use keywords to search in one of the databases listed below. For additional help, check out our tutorial on finding scholarly / peer-reviewed articles.
If the article you want isn't available in full text you can request it for free from Interlibrary Loan.
Scholarly books are much longer than articles and they provide more depth and context. You can find physical books or e-books using the search box below. Try searching by subject, keyword, author, or title.
If you would like to browse the library's collection of physical books, look for the following call numbers in Cravens Library.
|Call # Range
|Physical Therapy Supplies and Equipment
|School Health Services - Physical Therapy
|Poliomyelitis - Physical Therapy
|Neoplasms - Physical Therapy
|Diseases of the Nervous System - Physical Therapy
|Diseases of the Respiratory System - Physical Therapy
|Geriatrics - Physical Therapy
|Surgery - Physical Therapy
|Orthopedics - Physical Therapy
|Gynecology and Obstetrics - Physical Therapy
|Pediatrics - Physical Therapy
|Physical Therapy Profession
ILL for Books
Can't find the book you're looking for? Visit our Interlibrary Loan page to request a copy at no cost to you. Wait times may vary for physical materials.
Note: Textbooks are not available through ILL.
Not sure how ILL works? Using Interlibrary Loan for Books (Video Tutorial)