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Physical Therapy: Finding Books

Recent Acquisitions

The title below represent a small precentage of recent additions ot the physical therapy collection.

Finding Books

Books are important sources of basic information on a topic, providing necessary definitions, background ifnormation, and statistics. They can provide a foundation for research which can be supplemented by more current information from journal articles. Books also often contain useful bibliographies which may lead to additional research  material. To locate books, use DELCAT, the Library catalog. You may also use WorldCat Local.

Sample subject terms that might be of use when searching DELCAT or WorldCat Local are:

human mechanics physical education, training
physical fitness sports injuries, rehabilitation
sports, psychology exercise therapy
muscle strength biomechanics, movement
human anatomy human physiology


The UD Library uses the Library of Congress Classification System to arrange books and print journals on the shelves. This system uses letters and numbers to complete the Call Number. A call number is like an address: it tells us where the book is located in the library.

To find information on the following subjects see the designated call numbers:

Subject Call Number Ranges Location
Physical Fitness Testing GV 435 - GV 436 2nd Floor
Anatomy (muscle-skeletal) QM 100 - QM 105 2nd Floor
Physiology/Kinesiology QP 301 - QP 341 2nd Floor
Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy RC 735 - RC 953.8 Lower Level
Orthopedics RD 680 - RD 795 Lower Level
Physical Medicine RM 695 - RM 950 Lower Level
Chiropractic RZ 201 - RZ 275 Lower Level


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Books and other materials not held by the UD Library may be obtained by Interlibrary Loan. This service is available to UD faculty, students, and staff.

Requests may be submitted by going to Interlibrary Loan

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