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Physical Therapist Assistant

Use this guide to help you research information using the WCC Bailey Library resources.


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Welcome to the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) learning guide. Use this guide to learning about Evidence-Based Practice, how to search for journal articles using the library databases, and much more. 

Locating books in the Library

Search the WCC Bailey Library online catalog to find books about physical therapist assistant.  You can search by keyword or use the assigned Library of Congress Subject headings such as:

  • Exercise -- physiological therapy
  • Exercise therapy
  • Medical rehabilitation
  • Medicine, physical
  • Musculoskeletal system Wounds and injuries Exercise therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Physical therapists 
  • Rehabilitation
  • Spinal cord wounds and injuries - patients rehabilitation

Remember, you can access the online catalog from home 24/7 from the Library's homepage.


Michigan eLibrary   

If you can't find the book you need at WCC's library, you can borrow books from other Michigan libraries through MelCat.  The books will be delivered to WCC for pick-up at the User Service Desk. Most books arrive within 5-7 days.  You will be notified by your WCC e-mail when your books have arrived.