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Physical Therapy

This CSUN University Library research guide is for the Department of Physical Therapy graduate program. It will help you found resources and give you tips for citing your sources.

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Marcia Henry
California State University Northridge

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About this Research Guide

CSUN University Library is introducing new services and  OneSearch.!   My contact information is on the left. E-mail is a good way to reach me.

Please be aware that  OneSearch does NOT offer you the full contents of databases such as  EBSCO databases CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health),  SPORTSDiscus  so it is necessary to go directly into the EbscoHost database(s), as well as using One Search.

Another database not included in OneSearch is:

Primal Pictures Interactive Anatomy 

Also known as, Primal Pictures provides a dynamic interactive multimedia overview of human anatomy in the area of sports and therapy. Features three-dimensional animations that illustrate function and biomechanics. Videos and textual descriptions supplement the animations and models



Call Number ranges for browsing book shelves

  • Browse both online and print books by call number in OneSearch.  But if you are eager to see what CSUN University Library has on the shelf, here are call numbers and the Floor number to find print books, or you can follow the active  links on the  Library of Congress Call Number below to browse both our electronic books  and print collections.  Links are provided by saving the search strategies down with advanced search, by call number, limit to books, and sorted for most recent first
  • QP 303 Floor 4 biomechanics, kinesiology, human mechanics
    GV Floor 3 physical training, physical education, sports, dance
    RC 1200 , RM Floor 4 sports medicine, physical therapy
  •  Additional locations possible are the Reserve Room (Floor 4 East WIng), Stored(ASRS East), and the Reference Room

OneSearch - replaces the Library Catalog

OneSearch Books

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Web Resources for Anatomy

Please remember the library also offers Primal Pictures Anatomy TV

Article Databases Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Journals - select list of examples

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