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Physical Therapist Assistant - Researching in the Technical Phase

Databases for Physical Therapist Assistants

Finding Systematic Reviews and Clinical Queries in PubMed

PubMed's systematic review articles are highly valued in the physical therapist community, as they demonstrate growing consensus on scientific topics. After running a search in PubMed, go to the sidebar under "Article Type" and check the box to limit to systematic reviews.

check box for systematic reviews 


Also try this search of PubMed Clinical Queries. See the difference in the results when you set the scope to Broad vs Narrow.

Pubmed Clinical Queries

Tutorial: How to find articles

Tutorial: How to analyze scholarly articles