Use the catalogs below to locate print and audio-visual materials.
Reference materials are well indexed, organized, concise, and highly credible. They provide overviews, definitions, specific information or addresses. Types of reference books include: directories, dictionaries and encyclopedias, basic health books (describing diseases and conditions), and drug resources. Since you cannot normally take these materials home, remember that you will have to photocopy, or write down the information that you need. These books are in the reference collection on the first floor of the Library:
Click here** to view more recommended reference books (including full-text, online books) found in the C.O.D. reference collection.
**Clicking this link will take you to the Consumer Health Resource Guide's section on reference material
Need to use anatomy models? Click here for a list of models available in the C.O.D. Library
Click Here to access the COD Library's Anatomy & Physiology Research Guide
Look for journal articles on your topic in C.O.D.'s article databases (online indexes that also contain some full text articles). You must have a valid College of DuPage library card to access the electronic indexes and databases from off-campus.
Credible, professional PTA journals such as PT in Motion and Physical Therapy can be found online via our electronic databases. PT in Motion is available full-text online via many COD databases including CINAHL, Academic OneFile, and Academic Search Premiere, click here for a complete listing. Physical Therapy is available in print format in the COD Library and also available full-text, online in six of our electronic health databases click here for a list of the databases.
Have more questions about how to find journal, magazine or newspaper articles? Look at C.O.D. Library's Research Help frequently asked questions and answers page!
Below are some helpful Physical Therapy resources selected by College of Dupage Library's Health Science Librarian. The College of DuPage and the C.O.D. Library do not create or control any of these resources, and they will not be held responsible for misuse of information or any adverse effects of recommendations stated in these resources.
Health Science Courses often require APA citation style but you may be asked to use MLA style (clarify with your instructors what style is required for each research project).
C.O.D. Library's Citing Sources Page contains APA and MLA examples for print and electronic resources as well as additional citation sites, parenthetical (in-text) citation information, and access to the NoodleBIB Bibliography Composer
A Word or Two About APA Citation handout
Debra J. Kakuk Smith, Reference Librarian
SRC 3149(630) 942 4305