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Physical Thearpy Features in the Library

You can find many resources to help you graduate.


  • Check out a reserve text book to use in the library. Ask for them at the front desk.
  • Gather with fellow PTA students to study in groups.


  • Use the library's databases to find the latest articles from important nursing journals.
  • Print journals for nursing topics are available in the library's Bound Room.
  • The nursing book collection gets new additions each year. Borrow these books for 4 weeks to read when it is convenient for you.

    Medical Reference Books

    Reference books may not be checked out which means that the book is somewhere in the library. Start with the collection on the first floor on the shelves next to the Information Commons.

    Stedman's Medical Dictionary 28th Edition - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
    Call Number: Middletown & Newburgh Ready Reference 610.3 ST31M 2006
    ISBN: 020533511X
    This dictionary covers all the important terms you need to know. It is especially useful when reading journal articles. Three illustrated sections cover anatomy, diagnostic techniques and color images of medical conditions.

    Gray's Anatomy - Editor in Chief Susan Standring
    Call Number: Middletown & Newburgh READY REF 611 G792a 2005
    ISBN: 0443071683
    This classic Anatomical reference has over 1500 pages of illustrations and descriptions for every part of the body.


    Physical Therapy books you can check out

    The library constantly adds new books to the nursing collection. Take a look at the newest books in the Newburgh and Middletown libraries. You can check out these books for 28 days and renew them if you need extra time. If you aren't in the library the book is in you can go to that library and check it out with your student ID. The books can also be sent via interlibrary loan through the ILLiad system.

    The picture below is a sample search of the library's book catalog. 

    Book catalog list
    The Call Number column is where the location of the book is identified. Check here for the campus library the book is in and the exact call number on the shelf the book can be found. If the call number has REF it is part of the Reference Collection and the book must stay in the library. The first and third books on this list are in the Middletown Library, the second in Newburgh. The Copies Owned/Out is where to look for if the book is available if the last number 0 (zero) the book is available. 

    Google Books Preview exampleIs your book is checked out or not where you are? The catalog links to Google Books where there is a picture of the book's cover. If your book looks like it has a corner turned at the bottom right, you can read pages that the publisher selected for viewing.



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