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Physical Therapist Assistant Resources : Reference for Background Information

Reference Resources

Use reference sources (like encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, almanacs, atlases, handbooks, etc.) as a way to gain background information on a topic.  Reference sources provides factual information that can supplement your research. You can also use reference sources to help find additional sources for your research.

Many reference sources are considered tertiary resources so do not rely solely on them for academic research. 

Below are a few of the reference sources in our catalog. Please browse the database links and the library catalog for more.

Reference Databases

Women's Health

Wellness

Medicine

Anatomy and Physiology

Medical Dictionaries