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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: Aug 23, 2015 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

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


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 above the photograph on 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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