PTA 109 Guide

Villa Maria College Library

The journal articles you need for your assignments can be found in our online databases.

The complete list of databases available can be found on our website.

Articles not available in full text can be requested through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Contact the library for help with ILL.

Off-campus access to most online databases requires a username and password. Drop by the library to get this information.

Search for Books, eBooks and DVDs

The library's online catalog, Alexandria, can be used to find both books and ebooks.

Books in the standard collection may be borrowed for three weeks. Books placed on reserve by your professor will have a shorter loan period. Books not available from the library can be borrowed through AcademicSHARE or Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Contact the library for help. To find items held by Villa and other libraries, try WorldCat.

Don't forget your Villa Maria College ID card to check out books!


Search for ebooks directly:

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

Online Encyclopedias

With quick, factual questions or to get a basic overview of a topic, try an encyclopedia:

Britannica Online

Additional Resources

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

The APTA is a professional organization for professionals and students in the field of physical therapy. Check their website for resources on recent news and publications, policies, trends and career information.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Health, United States

Health, United States is an annual report on trends in health statistics across the country.

New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA)

The NYPTA is a professional organization for New York-based physical therapy professionals and students. This organization offers resources on legislation, news, events and other groups.

US Bureau of Labor Statistics: Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides

The official government statistics for careers in the PTA field.