This is a guide to resources for Physical Therapy available through the UF Libraries and other reputable online sources. Each page links to different types of resources to assist with your information needs. Please contact your liaison librarian, Jane Morgan-Daniel, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need extra help or have suggestions for additional resources.
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Remember, for remote access to all UF electronic resources use the VPN software or the Proxy Server.
Some databases, journals and resources are free for anyone to access and some are only accessible to UF affiliates through the libraries' subscription. To access subscription resources while off campus, you must be logged in to the VPN or the proxy service.
Access to electronic resources should be seamless from any UF networked computer. Note that some computers in Shands may require remote access.
Eligibility for access: UF students/faculty/staff members with current, valid UF ID/Gator1 Card.
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Search the complete collections of all of the UF Libraries including both print and electronic items:
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As the PT Liaison Librarian, I Can:
Teach you how to find clinical information faster, through using clinical information tools
Find evidence to help answer your questions relating to; therapy, diagnosis, prognosis, etiology, prevention, cost-effectiveness, quality of life
Search the journal literature for you using bibliographic databases (faculty & staff), to save you time
Teach literature searching to students (creating answerable research questions, formulating search strategies, searching bibliographic databases, filtering results, using critical appraisal tools)
Recommend books for background questions on symptoms, diseases, conditions, medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, clinical procedures
Offer support for scholarly writing & publication, through advising on writing style, copyright, citing references, reference management software, avoiding plagiarism, publication ethics, journal/ author impact metrics, Open Access
Collaborate with you on research projects for grants and publications (e.g. systematic reviews & other types of evidence syntheses)
Assist with patient/ consumer education & health literacy, through recommending communication strategies & health resources for diverse populations
Teach research skills to support evidence-based practice
Keep you up-to-date with new journal articles, through helping you set up current awareness email alerts
Show you how to access full-text articles & books, through the library catalog
Recommend study & workplace skills books on wellness, reflective practice, communication (verbal, non-verbal, written), public speaking, time management, report writing
I Do This Through:
Email, phone, or Zoom correspondence
Conducting library orientations for students, staff, & faculty
Group teaching, either in the library or at a place convenient for you
Developing course-integrated guest lectures & workshops based on your recommendations
Presenting at departmental meetings and journal clubs
Taking your resources recommendations for expanding the HSC Libraries' electronic and print collections
In addition to course-integrated instruction, the library offers classes on searching individual databases, reference management, medical terminology, systematic reviews, and other topics for students, staff, and faculty. Registration is required for these classes. This calendar contains all of the standalone library workshops offered at the HSC Library and provides links to register.
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