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Physical Therapy - Houston

Physical Therapy Subject Guide for the Houston Campus

Houston Library Manager MLS, AHIP-D

Health Sciences Librarian Jose' Luis Quintero

We  have Mr. José Luis Quintero, our Health Sciences Librarian. He will help you find books and journal articles, locate the best databases for your research and projects, and to help you find all the information you need to make the best grades and get your efforts understood. Fluent in Spanish and English, he is also a current TWU SLIS Graduate student. You can contact him at jquintero1@twu.edu or 713-794-2485. He usually works 9AM-6PM M-Th & 8-5 F.

                                                                                                                                                             

Hours of Operation

HOURS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

The Houston Campus Library (Room 4132) is open during regular semester as noted on the library calendars page.

Telephone 713.794.2048

Email staff for assistance

jquintero1@twu

mgoff@twu.edu

Happy Spring 2022 Semester!

May Selected Celebrations

1 May Day

1-7 Be Kind to Animals Week

3 Eid Al-Fitir

4 National Star Wars Day 9(May the 4th be with you)

4-11th Teacher Appreciation Week

5th Cinco de Mayo

6th National Nurse's Day

7th National Barrier Awareness Day Kentucky Derby

8th US Mother's Day

13th Friday the 13th

16th US Love a Tree Day

20th National Bike to school/work Day

21 Armed Forces Day

30th Memorial Day

31st World No Tobacco Day

Welcome

Welcome to the TWU Libraries' Physical Therapy Houston subject guide. Here, you will find databases, journal articles, e-books and other information resources to help you succeed in your studies, class projects, research, and publication. Please use the page listings on the left to navigate through the guide and ask your Houston Campus Library staff for help.

Under construction for a Guide to the Houston Campus Library & Tips for Successful Searching! (PPT)

Under Construction Physical Therapy - How to Search & LibGuide Tutorial (8 min.)

DIY Houston Library Search Navigation (4 min.)

FACULTY: Would you like to place items on Library Reserve, available electronically 24/7?  If yes, click HERE

 

 

Check out the Additional Spaces:

Need a quiet spot to study? Come to the Library, Room 4132

Need a break? Reserve the Houston Nap Pod here!

User Guide

Remember your TWU Librarians, available to TWU Students to help teach you how to locate the best information and become self-sufficient in information research and retrieval. For Faculty and Staff, TWU Librarians provide you with the information you need.

Databases and Journals: Recommendations for the best databases with journal articles you need

Books and Videos:   TWU reserve items, streaming videos, FAQs on getting  books from other campuses & libraries. 

Physical Therapy Organizations: Local, regional, national & international PT & related organizations.

Houston Campus Library: Houston Campus Library, located in room 4132, on the 4th floor behind the computer lab

Writing & Citing: How to reference books, articles, webpages, etc., in standardized ways your faculty will approve

APA 7th Edition: The current standard, learn how to quote the experts in an internationally understood format

I Need a Few Good Articles, Please!

First, get your subject in mind, like "Could obesity be caused by a virus?" This is the most important step (and the hardest)

Next, try the world's biggest health sciences database, called PubMed. Do an Advanced (click it) search; input obesity, click ADD input viruses, click ADD & click Search. Refine the results on the left of the Results page by year (last 5 years) full text, language, ages, controlled clinical trials or whatever you prefer to find a few good articles.

Click Send to and send to your RefWorks account to help design a beautiful References list to attach to your great paper.

Don't forget RefWorks 3.0 to help you manage your research!

What are Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods in Research Data?

What is research, and what is qualitative versus quantitative research? What is mixed methods research? Many different homework assignments ask the student to locate qualitative research or quantitative research articles.  See https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/communityengagement/pce_program_methods.html for some definitions. The British Library has a site describing qualitative research.   Also, the US PubMed Central data source has an article describing qualitative research.  Mixed methods research, a combination of different types of research, can be studied at a  US National Institutes of Health information source here.  Different governmental entities describe and support qualitative and quantitative research, including Australia, as described in their National Health and  Medical Research Council site, hereMany resources throughout the world  concern themselves with ethical research conduct, including how to carefully manage individuals who are the subject of research and clinical trials (see NIH Clinical Research Trials and You). The US National Institutes of Health and also the Australian government display a National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research, and the UK government has much information concerning the National Health Service Health Research Authority and more. 

Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

 You may request one COVID test kit per address from the United States Postal Service, starting 19 January 2022. Go to   https://special.usps.com/testkits to order.

State of Texas Coronavirus Disease COVID-19 Resources 

City of Houston Resources

Library (regional) COVID-19 changes, closures, borrowing, lending and more resources at: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ldn/covid-19

National Center for Post Traumatic Distress is at the US Veteran's Administration for everyone to access: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/index.asp

Therapy Dogs Visit

     

On Monday 29 November, Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs visited the TWU Houston lobby, sponsored by the Houston Library and Houston Student Life.  Some 100 TWU faculty, staff, and  students came to greet them and their owner/trainers and learned all about therapy dogs and their use in health care. These highly trained therapy dogs regularly visit prisons, hospitals, long term care facilities and other sites.  They help children and adults and patients suffering from PTSD, adjusting to amputations, those with emotional distress, and other conditions.

 

Library News and Technical Issues

Starting in March, on Fridays, the Houston Library offers you TWU "Freestyle Fridays."  From 10-4 on Fridays, we will offer coloring, painting, puzzles, knitting, checkers and more to help you relax and have fun!

Remember in the event of a storm, the Houston TWU building has designated shelter in place parts of the building illustrated here

The TWU library homepage, the Twitter handle @TWULibrary and the Facebook page show updates on library news, as well as reports on technical issues and content changes regarding library resources. Databases may have temporary downtimes. 

Self-Care

You need to keep healthy for success.

What is your BMI?

What annual tests do you need?

How is your diet?