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Physical Therapy: Books

A research guide for IRSC's Physical Therapist Assistant students and information for clinical faculty for the PTA program on how to access the libraries' resources.

Check Out Policy for Miley Library

Students

  • Books: 3 weeks (renew twice)
  • Reserve Books: 2 days (no renewal)
  • Check-out five books at a time

Community

  • Books: 3 weeks (renew twice)
  • Reserve Books: 2 days (no renewal)
  • Check-out three books at a time

Faculty

  • Books: Semester-long

Request an Item

IRSC can borrow many different titles from other libraries. If you have a specific title you want, you can search for it using the IRSC full catalog by changing the At search to All 28 Colleges. If you find the title there, click on the college name at the bottom of the record and then click 'Request' to request the book from that college. If you are looking for a specific article or book not found in the catalog, use the Request an Item form below to borrow the material from another library.

The Physical Therapy Reserve Collection

The Miley Library keeps a core collection of essential physical therapy books on reserve just for you. These books are chosen by PT instructors and librarians for quick access to crucial clinical information. As such, they cannot be checked out so they will always be there when you need them. They are located on the first floor.

Search for Books

Click to search the

IRSC Library Catalog

for physical materials found at the libraries.

Find eBooks at IRSC

To get to the databases, start at www.irsc.edu

Click Libraries on the bottom left

Click Find eResources (Articles)

Click Databases by Subject

Login to the databases.

The database login screen looks like this.

Your Borrower ID is your student ID (for employees it is your PID).

Your PIN is your 4-digit birthdate (MMDD).

eBook Collection EBSCO

When to Use the Online Catalog

The catalog is your main access point to locate physical materials found within the library, as well as eBooks and eAudiobooks. Print books, eBooks, print journals, DVDs, audiobooks, and government publications can all be found by conducting a keyword, author, title, or subject search in the catalog. You may also find Internet resources in the catalog. Click here to access IRSC's online library catalog

The catalog search will look for words in the title, abstract, major subject headings, and (sometimes) tables of content. When searching the catalog, it is important to remember that you are not searching the full text of these items. For this reason, you will get a much smaller, but more precise, return on a search than you would in a database or Internet search. If you have a very narrow search term, you will need to use broader terms to find materials on the subject.