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Physical Therapy Research Guide

Welcome to the Physical Therapy Research Guide!

This guide is designed to show how to start your research in the field of physical therapy. Browse through the guide to understand how to access LSC-Montgomery resources and find specific topics and materials. If any additional help is needed please contact your librarian. 
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Getting Started

Background Research

Start your research by doing some background research. Take time to engage in some mind-mapping exercises that will help you identify key subject terms. Encyclopedias and other reference resources can be used to help you refine your subject terms and the citations in these sources can be used to find more information on your topic.

Browse Physical Therapy Handbooks     Browse Physical Therapy Dictionaries


Make a Plan

Consider how much time you have to complete your assignment and how hard it will be to get the resources you need for your topic. If you are finding your research difficult to manage, narrow your topic or break your research down into manageable sub-topics. If you are not finding enough information on your topic, try using broader subject terms.


Next . . .

Find Books & Media     Find Articles & EBooks     Explore Internet Resources


Additional Guides

Physical Therapy Course Guides: Related Guides:
Coming soon! Emergency Medical Services Research Guide
  Biology Research Guide
  Nursing Research Guide

Faculty wishing to have a custom tailored Course Guide created for a major assignment can contact Brittany Miller by emailing your request to or call 936-273-7490.

Note to Faculty

Are you a faculty member teaching courses on this subject?

If so, you can recommend resources for this guide or request a course or assignment specific guide by contacting your faculty liaison librarian, Arwen Meador at or 936-273-7490.