Changes/Additions to the WCU Library's resources and this Research Guide:
Mar. 14, 2023: Videos in Library Skills Videos are kept in Panopto instead of Screencast-o-matic.
Feb. 1, 2023: CINAHL Plus and MEDLINE Complete databases were replaced with CINAHL Ultimate and MEDLINE Ultimate.
Jan. 20, 2023: Updated lecture notes and slides on PT 716 page on the Class Assignments tab.
Dec. 12, 2022: Removed links to AHFS Consumer Medication Information. Database is no longer supported by EBSCO as of Dec. 2021.
Feb. 16, 2022: Added a What's New? box to the Welcome page.
Jan. 31, 2022: Self-paced tutorials on Research Basics and APA were added to the On Demand Videos and Tutorials page, on the WCU Library Webinars Research Guide.
Dec. 10, 2021: Added new video on Searching for Journal Articles.
Sep. 22, 2021: Added lecture slides and notes to PT 705/716 page on the Class Assignments tab.
May 8, 2021: Major reformatting of this Research Guide. Moved navigation tabs from the top to the left side; reworded Welcome and Videos; replaced several old pages with new pages; added the new CGS A-Z Database List.
Welcome to the WCU Center for Graduate Studies Library guide to Physical Therapy for DPT students.
This Research Guide was created by West Coast University Library staff members to be a resource for students, faculty, and staff seeking more information about the Library's resources for physical therapy.
There are also Research Guides for other aspects of the DPT program, such as our Research Basics and APA Help guides.
Start with a quick orientation to the essential skills in the boxes below:
For more detailed tutorials, click the rectangular tabs to the left.
Always start your search from the University Library page on the WCU website. (Don't try to sign in from a database's website.)
When you click My Library Account, or View Full Text (for an ebook or journal article in the Library catalog), or a database (from the CGS A-Z Database List), you will be prompted to enter your Library ID and Password.
What's my Library ID? Your Library ID or Username is the start of your WCU email address before the @ sign. It is the same as your Canvas ID.
What's my Password? The Library does not set your password for you. You must click the "Set/reset password" link below the Password box to set your password, or to reset your password if you forgot it.
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