Physical Therapy


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M = Mobile Site

A collection of medical references including Harrison's Online, Hurst's the Heart, Goodman & Gilman's Pharmacology and the Lange Educational Library. (M)

Allied and Complementary Medicine (AMED)
The Allied and Complementary Medicine Database (AMED) covers journals in complementary medicine, palliative care, and several professions allied to medicine, 1985 on. (M) is a detailed 3D model of human anatomy. Includes features such as interactive zoom, rotation, angle, interactive layers, extensive text, MRI, clinical slides and xrays, live action movies, animations, radiology slides, dissection videos and slides, surface anatomy videos and slides. Focuses on muscles, ligaments, nerves, veins, arteries, bones.

CINAHL Complete with Full Text
The definitive database for nursing and allied health (occupational and physical therapy, nurse anesthesia, physician assistants, sports medicine) covering 1,200 leading journals and providing full text for more than 1,300 journals indexed in CINAHL.  CINAHL Searching Tips. (M)

ClinicalKey (formerly MD Consult)
ClinicalKey gives you and your institution access to Elsevier’s current medical and surgical content including:
·         Procedures Consult
·         Top journals
·         Best-selling medical and surgical books
·         Thousands of medical videos, millions of images, and much more content across 12 distinct content types.
Plus, all of this content is then semantically enriched using Elsevier’s proprietary medical taxonomy – EMMeT. This ClinicalKey exclusive is what powers the dynamic search that brings you the answers you need faster than ever before.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
The Cochrane Database includes the full text of regularly updated systematic reviews of the effects of healthcare from The Cochrane Collaboration. The reviews are presented in two types: Complete reviews - Regularly updated Cochrane Reviews, prepared and maintained by Collaborative Review Groups.  Protocols - Protocols (background, objectives and methods) for reviews currently being prepared. (M)

MANTIS is a health care database emphasizing health promotion, prevention and conservative care. Journals are from medical, osteopathic, physical therapy, chiropractic, and other disciplines. Emphasis is on research relating to the etiology, physiopathology and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Methods of conservative management such as acupuncture, biofeedback, exercise therapy, joint manipulation and physical therapy are extensively reviewed.

Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects
DARE is a full-text database containing critical assessments of systematic reviews from a variety of medical journals and consists of structured abstracts of systematic reviews from all over the world. DARE records cover topics such as diagnosis, prevention, rehabilitation, screening, and treatment. (M)

Medline - EBSCO
MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database that covers biomedical literature, allied health, and biological and physical sciences. More than 22 million records from 5,600+ journals are indexed; abstracts are included for about 83% of the records. Funding for EBSCO Medline provided by Maine State Library and University of Maine System. (*, M)

Medline - PubMed
MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine's premier bibliographic database that covers biomedical literature, allied health, and biological and physical sciences. More than 22 million records from 5,600+ journals are indexed; English abstracts are included for about 83% of the records. PubMed Tutorials. (M)

ProQuest Central
ProQuest Central is a multidisciplinary database with over 11,000 titles, with over 8,000 titles in full-text. It serves as the central resource for researchers at all levels in all markets. Over 160 subjects areas are covered extensively in this product including business and economics, health and medical, news and world affairs, technology, social sciences and more. 

Rehabilitation Reference Center
Rehabilitation Reference Center (RRC) is an evidence-based clinical reference tool for use by rehabilitation clinicians at the point-of-care. RRC provides physical therapists, occupational therapists and rehabilitation students with the best available evidence for their information needs.

Scientific & Medical Art Imagebase (SMART)
SMART Imagebase contains medical illustrations, animations, and interactive multimedia for 23 body systems/regions and 19 medical specialties. This database contains a growing collection of more than 10,000 high quality illustrations and animations depicting anatomy, physiology, surgery, pathology, diseases, conditions, trauma, embryology, histology, and other medical topics.

Scopus is a multidisciplinary navigational tool that contains records going back to the mid 1960s, offering newly-linked citations across the widest body of scientific abstracts available in one place. (M)

SPORTDiscus Full Text
The SPORTDiscus database covers books and journals in the following areas of sport: recreation, exercise physiology, sports medicine, coaching, physical fitness, psychology, history and sociology of sport, training, and conditioning. Seventy percent of the database consists of periodical articles.  Full text for more than 440 journals is provided. (M)

UpToDate is an electronic resource offering evidence-based, synthesized medical information quickly at the point of care. It is comprised of original topics that are written, reviewed and continually updated by a faculty of physician experts. UpToDate Tutorials. (M)


The following is a listing of selected subject headings relating to occupational therapy. Each is a live link directly into the UNE Libraries catalog.

If you need a book that is not available through the UNE Libraries catalog, you can request it through MaineCat or ILLiad: Interlibrary Loan.


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