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Physical Therapist Assistant: Find Articles

This guide is designed to support the Physical Therapist Assistant Program @ Mott Community College.

Access the databases directly using your Mott4Me portal login.  (Fall 2021)

Discover your 14 digit barcode on your portal page - lower right side.   Use your student ID number and barcode for Koha, MyLibro, and MelCat requests.

Why use a journal article?

Articles that appear in scholarly journals provide the most up-to-date research on nursing topics.  Scholarly journal articles have went through a publication process that includes fact-checking and editing.  These articles can also be easily cited.

Why use an online database?

Online databases combine the power of the Internet with the content from journals in the field of nursing.  The Mott College Library subscribes to databases that provides access to articles for current students, faculty and staff.



Listed below are links to online tools that will help those unfamiliar with our databases to use them effectively. 


Introduction to EBSCOhost (CINAHL Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)

These are basic directions one will use to search the CINAHL online database.


Search Options for Nursing and Allied Health Collection and Health Reference Center Academic (found within Thomson Gale PowerSearch)

 This link provides viewers with a general introduction to the basic mechanics involved in conducting a search within the Thomson-Gale PowerSearch databases.   



Searching CINAHL

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