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Physical Therapy/Physical Therapy Assistant: Databases and Articles

Database Tips

What is a Database?

database is a collection of articles, book chapters and other information from reliable sources.

All of the resources in these databases come from magazines, newspapers, journals and books. Although they are delivered through the Internet, they are not considered "Internet Sources" by your professors.

Print, Save or Email

All databases have tools for printing, emailing and saving articles.

Look for the icons on the page.

Interlibrary Loan

Sometimes an article is not available in full text in the database. You may have an abstract (summary) or just a citation. If you cannot find another article, or you feel that this article is best suited for your research, you have a few options.

If you see, "Full Text Finder" click on the link to retrieve the article from another database. 


The article might be available in our print collections. If the full-text link says the article is available in print, you must fill out a request slip and go to the Reserve Desk on the first floor of the Library. Once you have the article, you can make a photocopy for your assignment.

If the article is not available through the NCC Library, you will see the "Request through Interlibrary loan" option.

By selecting this link you will be able to get this article sent to you through Interlibrary Loan, you will need to sign in with your N# and Portal Password.


Related Databases

Allied Health Databases

Click on the Special Features in Databases tab for more information!

Online Physical Therapy Journals

Some Physical Therapy journals have direct links online. Often, access is limited to a small number of articles or a personal subscription is necessary. Look to see if you can get a student subscription through a professional organization, if necessary.