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This guide will help you to find and use all the available useful sources to help you get just what you need fast!

Begin with Library Catalogue

When you get your first assignment, look for information on your topic in Library Catalogue – the Library’s search engine. Remember to log in first, so you can search all collections, place holds, add titles to an eShelf and renew your loans.

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Some suggested terms to use

​TIP: When searching topics with two or more terms it is best to use phase searching. By adding quote marks to your searches, such as "manual therapy" you will be searching for those exact terms, next to one another, rather than randomly found throughout a text.​


Depending on your assignment you may also need to use one of our specialised databases. Databases are extremely useful tools for researching specific information, recent information and scholarly articles.

Featured Databases

Cochrane Library

Information on medical conditions and topics such as injury prevention, depression, juvenile delinquency, jet lag, and obesity. Providing a summary of what is currently known about the effectiveness of a particular intervention.

Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination 

Head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques in a series of 18 videos. Have a look in the Videos & More tab for a full list of the videos available from this great resource.

Access Visible body here:

Using Visible Body on a mobile device? Have a look in the Videos & More tab for more detailed instructions on how to download and access.

This is just a selection of the thousands of ebooks available

Access Visible body here:

Access Visible Body on your mobile device

On campus access

Use the links to download and activate the mobile apps.

  • Make sure you're logged in to your campus' network
  • Download and install the app(s)
  • Make sure you open your app(s) when you're on campus and logged into your campus' network once every 150 days

Human Anatomy Atlas

Apple App Store

Google Play


Muscle Premium

Apple App Store

Google Play


Off campus access

Log into your campus' library portal and follow the steps below to download and activate the mobile apps.

  1. Go to this link 
  2. Login with your CAS username and password (same details as Blackboard).
  3. Scroll down to and tap on the orange button 'Off Campus'.
  4. Select the app you want to download.
  5. In the pop up that appears enter and submit your email. Notice that a "Verification Code" option appears. Leave this web page open.
  6. Check your email for a verification code. Copy that code to your clipboard. Paste it into the "Verification Code" option on the web page and submit.
  7. Save the username and password provided.
  8. Use the link provided to download the mobile app. Launch the app. On the activation screen, enter the username and password provided.


The British Journal of Sports Medicine Podcast

Discussions relating to original research, reviews and debate on clinically relevant aspects of sports and exercise medicine.

Physio Edge Podcast

Inspiring interviews with leading Physiotherapists, discussing assessment and treatment, clinical issues and ways to give you an edge in your Physiotherapy clinical practice.

The Sports Physiotherapist Podcast

Cutting-edge information on the world of sports physiotherapy, physical therapy, and sports medicine.

Physical Therapy Journal Podcast 

Clinical summaries that translate study findings for application to practice; and special features

American Journal of Sports Medicine Podcast

An important forum for independent orthopaedic sports medicine research and education, allowing clinical practitioners the ability to make decisions based on sound scientific information.


Health Databases

New Clinical Myotherapy Items