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Physical Therapy - Dallas

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

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Accessing Journals through TWU Libraries

Look for relevant journals by entering in their title, a general subject such as occupational or physical therapy, or the topic you are investigating, e.g. stroke.

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Accessing eBooks through TWU Libraries

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  • Once you have your search results, use the options on the left to select for "full text online" and "books." (You can access these options through the filter or funnel icon toward the top of your screen on your mobile device.)
  • Click on "apply filters" to see your new results.

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What Is Grey Literature?

Put simply, grey literature is scholarly material that hasn't been peer reviewed and/or published, like government documents, white papers, student dissertations, or conference proceedings and minutes. 

Why Use Grey Literature?


Even if an article or book chapter is eventually produced from grey literature,  this by definition is a secondary source and the original works from which it is derived can contain information that is never included in the journal article. 


Grey literature can offer a broader view on topics, such as websites for organizations or community blog postings.


Results of studies may appear in grey literature 12 to 18 months before being published via traditional channels.


Rather than waiting years for the publication of a revised edition, authors, editors, and content creators can update information when needed, a factor that reinforces the timeliness of grey literature.

Open Access

There is a great abundance of grey literature that is freely available online.

Where to Look for Grey Literature

Finding these studies can be difficult, but there are a few online resources that can be used to discover this type of unpublished research.


Publication h5-index h5-median
1. British Journal of Sports Medicine 123 192
2. Sports Medicine 114 170
3. The American Journal of Sports Medicine 86 115
4. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity 74 121
5. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research 73 90
6. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 72 113
7. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy 72 95
8. Journal of Sports Sciences 67 91
9. Psychology of Sport and Exercise 64 85
10. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports 63 81
11. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 60 88
12. Journal of Sport and Health Science 59 84
13. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery 58 70
14. European Journal of Sport Science 57 78
15. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance 56 81
16. Physical Therapy 54 89
17. Gait & Posture 54 75
18. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine 52 78
19. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy 52 77
20. Sport Management Review 51 73