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Physical Therapy: Welcome

A guide for finding literature to support evidence-based practice in physical therapy.


Welcome to the Lister Hill Library guide for UAB Physical Therapy students. This page contains resources for your evidence-based practice assignments. The tabs above will take you to information, tutorials, and tips on using these key databases for physical therapy topics:




Cochrane Library

Additional PT Databases


Searching Beyond Graduation

Becoming an effective and efficient searcher takes a lot of time and practice! Try not to get discouraged as you begin searching. You will get better and faster the more searches you do.

Also, keep in mind that information resources and how you access information will change during your career. While it's very important to learn the resources within this guide and how to search them, realize that other resources will come along and/or the interfaces to these databases will change. I encourage you to search regularly to stay on top of database changes and to retain your search skills. The last thing you want is to be in a clinical situation with a need to find information only to discover that PubMed doesn't look anything like it used to!

Lastly, once you graduate scope out what resources are available to you at your place of employment. Are you in a hospital with a library? What journals/databases do you have access to?

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