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Physical Therapy Resources

Recommended Resources

In addition to the research resources listed below, Mount Union offers a number of recommended resources that will have additional information in your field of study.

Physical Therapy Research Databases

Biosis Previews 1969 - Present

CINAHL Plus w/ Full Text 

Consumer Health Complete

Health Source:Consumer Edition

Information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health is available. The source includes or has links to full text.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

An index, abstracts, and full text focusing on many medical disciplines are available. The source includes or has links to full text.


MedicLatina provides medical research and investigative journal articles in Spanish.

MEDLINE w/ Full Text

Some full text is available.


PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 16 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s.

Sport Discus w/ Full Text

Health Information Sources

Alt HealthWatch
Alt HealthWatch provides an index, abstracts, and full text covering complementary, holistic,and integrated approaches to healthcare and wellness.

This source provides health topics, drugs and supplements, a medical encyclopedia, news, and directories from the National Library of Medicine and NIH.

Natural and Alternative Treatments
Natural and Alternative Treatments contains detailed information on more than 180 different conditions and the conventional and natural treatments used to treat them, over 200 herbs and supplements, plus drug-herb and drug-supplement interactions for more than 75 drug categories.

Medical Practice Tools

This is an online resource that provides students, residents, clinicians, and researchers with instant answers to clinical questions. AccessMedicine delivers the latest medical advances and knowledge from recognized physicians delivered in a digital aggregation with online desktop, PDA, iPod, and MP3 compatible device solutions.


AccessPhysiotherapy from McGraw-Hill Medical is devoted exclusively to the study, instruction, and practice of physical therapy. Updated regularly, this comprehensive online physiotherapy resource integrates leading physical therapy textbooks, procedure and exercise videos, image galleries, self-assessment tools, and a unique cadaver dissection tool. This resource is optimized for viewing on any device.

The Cochrane Library

F.A. Davis PT Collection

Access to this collection is also available from the landing pace for AccessPhysiotherapy. 

Gross Anatomy Dissector

Online Guided Gross Anatomy Dissector provides the anatomy as a first-year medical student would encounter and use it in an online teaching and learning environment. PLEASE GO TO THE SECTION “SITE LICENSE ACCESS FOR UNIVERSITY OF MOUNT UNION” TO FIND THE LINK FOR ACCESS TO THE DATABASE.

International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems 10th Revision 

The Physiotheraphy Evidence Database is a free database of over 15,500 randomised trials, systematic reviews, and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.

Physical Therapy Video Collection by Films on Demand

Physiotherapy Choices
An initiative of the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy (CEBP), Physiotherapy Choices is a database designed for use by consumers of physiotherapy services. The database provides a catalog of research evidence of the effectiveness of physiotherapy interventions.

Primal 3D Anatomy -


This source includes manual muscle testing, goniometry, and GAIT online tutorials.

Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video

Drug Guides

Merck Manuals

PDR Health