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Physical Therapist Assistant Resources in the JSCC Library  

This guide will assist Physical Therapy Assistant students to find information in the JSCC Library
Last Updated: Jan 18, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Finding a book

  • JSCC Library Online Catalog
    The JSCC Library Online Catalog provides access to printed and electronic books available in the JSCC Library.

    To check out a book from the library, you will need your JSCC photo ID.

    You can look at electronic books right on your computer. If you are on campus, you can read them right away, but if you are off-campus, you will be asked for your Netlogon. (the way you log on to computers on campus)

Drug Information


Print Journals in the JSCC Library Dealing with Physical Therapy

PT in Motion

Pediatric Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

These journals are located in the Health Sciences section of the library.

Finding journal articles

  • 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."
  • Health and Wellness Resource Center
    Includes encyclopedias, directories, medical dictionary, magazines
  • Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine
    This database provides access to physical therapy articles.
  • Physical Therapy
    Physical Therapy is the Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association. You can search all back issues and view the contents of each article before 2015. There is a search box in the upper right hand corner.

    The most recent articles will can be viewed in the CINAHL Complete database.

Media Resources

  • ICE Video Library
    The ICE Video Library provides excellent visual resources to both faculty and students in physical and occupational therapy curriculum all videos are filmed with actual patients and therapists in real-life treatment settings including acute care, skilled nursing, outpatient, home health and ICU. Diagnosis include, musculoskeletal, nervous system, mental & behavioral disorders, respiratory, and pediatrics

Reference books

  • Credo Reference
    Background information from many different subject encyclopedias and dictionaries comprise the Credo Reference series. Credo also provides direct links to other library resources.

  • Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine
    Includes information on more than 1,600 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.

Web Resources

  • American Physical Therapy Association
    The professional organization for physical therapists.
  • Center for Disease Control
    The premier US government site dealing with diseases.
  • Medscape (from WEBMD)
    A commercial web site with trusted medical information.
  • Medline Plus
    Trusted health information from the National Library of Medicine.
  • Physical Therapist Assistant edu
    Valuable information on becoming a Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Healthy People 2020
    "Healthy People provides science-based, 10-year national objectives for improving the health of all Americans. For 3 decades, Healthy People has established benchmarks and monitored progress over time in order to:

    Encourage collaborations across communities and sectors.
    Empower individuals toward making informed health decisions.
    Measure the impact of prevention activities."

Need Help finding information?

If you need help finding information, please call the JSCC Libary reference desk at 424-3520, extension 50572.  You can also click on the

Ask a Librarian link on the left hand side of the JSCC Library home page to send an email request.

Finding Professional Information using Google Scholar

Google Scholar enables you to find a professional journal that you might not find using a library database.  However, the full article is only available in about half the searches.  Look for the link on the right hand side of the search results for those materials that are fully available.

Searching Google to find a blog or chat room

To find a blog or chat room or a .com website dealing with a topic, you will want to do a search like this:

tuberculosis (your topic)  blog   (you could substitute the word "support group", "chat room" or some other similar topic


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