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Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA): Find Articles & Databases

A guide to Physical Therapy research for students and faculty in Wor-Wic's Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) Program. Find all available databases under Databases by Subject and select Health, Medicine, and Nursing.

Recommended Subscription Databases & Journals for Physical Therapy

Subscription Databases: use your Blackboard login to access subscription databases from off campus.

Academic Search Premier

CINAHL Plus with Full Text (See Evidence-Based Care Sheets at top of page - after searching "stroke rehabilitation")

Gale Academic OneFile

Gale Health and Wellness 

Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine

Health & Medical Collection

Health Source: Consumer Edition

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition


Nursing and Allied Health Database

Nursing Reference Center Plus (Search Physical Therapy & select Evidence-Based Care Sheets)

ProQuest Central 

Psychology Database



British Journal of Sports Medicine - Full text: Feb 2000 (Vol. 34, no. 1) to present (delayed 3 months)

Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal - Full text: Winter 1999 (Vol. 10, no. 1) to Dec 2015 (Vol. 26, no. 4)

European Journal of Physiotherapy - Full text: 06/01/1999 to present (delayed 15 months)

Journal of Athletic Training - Full text: Jul-Sep 1997 (Vol. 32, no. 3) to present (delayed 6 months)

Journal of Physical Therapy Education - Full text: Winter 1999 (Vol. 13, no. 3) to 2017 (Vol. 31, no. 4)

Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine - Full text: Apr 2013 (Vol. 1, no. 1) to present

Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice - Full text: 01/01/2014 to present 

Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics - Full text: 01/01/2001 to present (delayed 15 months)

Physical Therapy - Full text: May 1996 (Vol. 76, no. 5) to Dec 2017 (Vol. 97, no. 12); some full text to present

Physical Therapy in Sport - Full text: 2003 (Vol. 4, no. 1) to present (delayed 2 months)

Physiotherapy Canada - Full text: 01/01/2004 to present (delayed 6 months)

Physiotherapy Research International - Full Text: 03/01/2000 to present (delayed 12 months)

Physiotherapy Theory & Practice - Full Text: 03/01/1999 to present (delayed 15 months)

The New England Journal of Medicine - Full text: Jan 3, 1980 (Vol. 302, no. 1) to present (delayed 3 months)