Guidelines for Physical Therapy
Table of Contents1. Purpose
2. General Collection Guidelines
D. Publication Date
E. Treatment of Subject
F. Types of Materials and Formats
3. Area Resources
4. Subjects and Collecting Levels
To support study, instruction, clinical research and practice for the Master of Science in Physical Therapy and the PhD in anatomy-physical therapy.
The Physical Therapy Department offers opportunities for study and research in the regular didactic and clinical components of physical therapy including the opportunity for experience in physical therapy clinics throughout Virginia and the United States. Areas of specialization have been devleoped in adult neurology, general kinesiology and biomechanics, pediatric physical therapy, orthopedic rehabilitation, and hand management. The doctoral program in anatomy-orthopedic physical therapy is offered jointly by the Schools of Basic Sciences and Allied Health Professions.
2. General Collection Guidelines.
English is the primary language of the monograph collection. Foreign journal titles are acquired only if the majority of articles are in English. Translations into English are in all cases preferred over the original language.
Emphasis is on the past thirty years. Special efforts are made to obtain the most current materials dealing with the technical aspects of occupational therapy. Historical works are obtained on a selective basis.
Primary emphasis is on physical therapy literature published in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and other English-speaking nations. There is general interst in world-wide physical therapy practice and patient care.
Types of Materials and Formats.
The majority of the materials acquired are in the form of books and periodicals. Indexes, abstracts, encyclopedias, handbooks, proceedings, and publications of private agencies and professional associations are also collected. Other acquired instructional and research formats for the collection include microform research collections, online databases, CD-ROM products, films, videos, and audiocassettes. Non-print materials are housed in the Tompkins-McCaw Learning Resource Center.
3. Area Resources.
ULS is a depository library for U.S. Government Documents and Virginia State Documents. ULS collects extensively from the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services and Education and from the U.S. Administration on Aging.
4. Subjects and Collecting Levels.
|Subject||Call Number Range||Present||Desired|
|Exercise for Health||RA781||C2||B|
|Hospital PT Departments||RA795.5P6||B||B|
|Neurology. Exercise Therapy||RC346-350.E85||B||B|
|Cardiology, Exercise Therapy||RC684.E9||C1||B|
|Respiratory Physical Therapy||RC735.P58||C1||B|
|Surgical therapeutics, Physical Therapy||RD52.P59||C1||B|
|Orthopedics, Exercise Therapy||RD736||C1||B|
|Pediatrics, Physical Therapy||RJ53||C1||B|
|Physical Therapy (includes Physical Medicine)||RM695-999||B||B|
Collection-centered; list checking, either in its entirety or using samplings from:
- Haselbauer, Kathleen.
A Research Guide
to the Health Sciences: Medical, Nutritional, and Environmental. New
York: Greenwood Press, 1987.
Nursing and Allied Health Literature. [CD-ROM.] Lowell, MA: SilverPlatter, 1987-1989.