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Physical Therapy

This page is for physical therapy resources and research guides housed in Dr. Charles F. Grabske Library on the Graceland University Independence campus. The library is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m


Textbook Resources


AccessPhysiotherapy provides PT students with instant access to videos, self-assessment, and leading physical therapy textbooks

F.A. Davis PT Collection

This partnership between F.A. Davis and McGraw-Hill Education brings you a comprehensive online PT resource that covers the entire spectrum of physical therapy—for viewing on any device.

Complete Anatomy

Take the dissection table outside the lab with full 3D gross anatomical models, available as female and male.


CINAHL Complete

EBSCO Platform for Index, abstracts, and full text of the literature of and allied health.


Provided by the Sport Information Resource Centre, SPORTDiscus offers comprehensive, bibliographic coverage of sport, fitness and related disciplines. This database contains well over 1.7 million records with journal and monograph coverage going back to 1800; over 22,000 dissertations and theses and reference to articles in 60 different languages.


PubMed® comprises more than 35 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

Ovid Nursing Essentials and Cochrane Library

Academic and scholarly resources, government and scientific web sites, subject portals, encyclopedias and much more

Shirley Ryan Rehabilitation Measurements

Containing over 500 measures and supported by some of the world's best doctors, therapists, researchers, and educators, the Rehabilitation Measures Database (RMD) is the go-to resource for measuring benchmarks and outcomes in physical medicine and rehabilitation.


Whether you’re working in a hospital, a lab, a healthcare business, or undergoing training, UpToDate provides the evidence-based resources you need to support your clinical decisions and inform your research. UpToDate Login Instructions

Grey Literature

Grey Literature can be in either print or electronic formats and  is produced on all levels of government, academics, business and industry, but is not controlled by commercial publishers.


PEDro is a free database of over 34,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.

ClinicalTrials.Gov is a database of privately and publicly funded clinical studies conducted around the world.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. Some articles may be available for direct access and others may require interlibrary loan services.

Library Help

Levels of Evidence

The OCEBM is a hierarchy of the likely best evidence. Designed so that it can be used as a short-cut for busy clinicians, researchers, or patients to find the likely best evidence.

Find the Introductory document here and the Levels here

Citations and
Reference Help

​Mendeley Cite speeds up the process of referencing when writing, giving researchers the tools to quickly and easily insert references from their Mendeley library directly into their Microsoft Word document.

The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects.

Putting Evidence Into Practice 

Request books, articles and media from libraries outside the Graceland University

The Graceland University Doctor of Physical Therapy program delivers an innovative, evidence-based, and student-centered curriculum in a community where all belong. To learn more about the program, please visit: Graduate Programs: Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Degree | Graceland University

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