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Physical Therapy: Find Articles & More

Find Background Information

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. 

Find Articles

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

Find Books

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.

Subject Call # Range
Physical Therapy Supplies and Equipment HD9995.P54-.P544
School Health Services - Physical Therapy LB3458
Poliomyelitis - Physical Therapy RC180.5.P5
Neoplasms - Physical Therapy RC271.P44
Diseases of the Nervous System - Physical Therapy RC350.P48
Diseases of the Respiratory System - Physical Therapy RC735.P58
Geriatrics - Physical Therapy RC953.8.P58
Surgery - Physical Therapy RD52.P59
Orthopedics - Physical Therapy RD736.P47
Gynecology and Obstetrics - Physical Therapy RG129.P45
Pediatrics - Physical Therapy RJ53.P5
Physical Therapy Profession RM705

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)

Contact Your Librarian

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Brooke Gross
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