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Physical Therapy - Houston: Articles/Databases

Physical therapy research guide for TWU Houston students, faculty, and staff.

Learning Anatomy

Human Anatomy Flash card Learning System helps you learn anatomy.  See it at the collection of Stat!Ref data bases

Tests and Measurements Databases

Do you need to find a test with internal validity and reliability? Use these two databases to search on your subject (like hand strength) and then see journal articles and more written about  the reliability and validity of such tests, telling you what level of trained person is needed to conduct the test and also revealing the quality of the test, among other essential factors . Find the fulltext of the articles in another database like PubMed, Academic Search, or at TWU Libraries E-Journals (above, on this page), and you have all the great full text you need to succeed! 

Dissertation Databases

Databases - All Work Best in Chrome!

Interlibrary Loan

Need an article?  Don't have access? 
Request it via ILLiad!

Please know that "Textbooks, reference, non-circulating, media materials, and Houston Reserve Items may not be requested through ILL."

All Databases

Boolean Logic

AND     OR      NOT

APA 6th ed and DOI Citing

The American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Manual, 6th edition, published in 2010, has been updated. When citing sources found online (electronic), the reference listing presents a prefix to the DOI:http://dx.doi.org/.  This update is available through TWU Libraries.

An example of this is:

Kondo, T., Kishi, M., Fushimi, T., Ugajin, S., & Kaga, T. (2009). Vinegar intake reduces body weight, body fat mass, and serum triglyceride levels in obese Japanese subjects.Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry, 73, 1837-1843.http://dx.doi.org/10.1271/bbb.90231

The difference is that the old format had the letters doi and then a colon (:) as a prefix to the number; this annotation is accepted somewhat but newest APA version has the http://dx.doi.org/ component. This updates parts of APA chapters 6 and 7, especially 6.14, 6.30, 6.31, 6.32, 7.01 through 7.11.

The rationale is that the DOI, developed by publishers, has further developed improved stability in linking to registration sources (like, but not limited to CrossRef athttp://www.crossref.org) for access their materials.

Caveats are that DOIs are still optional, some publications have no DOI, other publishers have retrospectively assigned DOIs (to older articles), and some webpages have DOIs.  Remember, too (per APA Publication Manual, 6th edition example 7.01, item 3, “Journal article without DOI . . .”) if there is no DOI and the item was obtained electronically, the Reference list citation uses the URL of the journal home page.