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Therapist Assistant: Background sources

This guide will help Therapist Assistant students find research information in the OC Library collections and on the Internet.

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Reference Sources to Get Started

Health dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks may be a useful starting point. Many of these resources provide basic information, overviews of topics, or introduce specialized terminology.


These books can be found in the reference section. Check availability with the links below.

Atlas of human anatomy. Netter Ref QM 25 .N46 2010
Gray's anatomy Ref QM 23.2 .G73 2016 (Penticton)
  Ref QM 23.2 .G73 2008 (Vernon/Kelowna/Salmon Arm)
Dorland's illustrated medical dictionary Ref R 121 .D73 2012 (Kelowna)
  Ref R 121 .D73 2007 (Penticton/Vernon)
Professional guide to diseases Ref RT 65 .P69 2012
Quick reference dictionary for physical therapy Ref RM 696.5 .Q53 2013
Quick reference dictionary for occupational therapy    Ref RM 735 .J345 2015
Glossary of recreation and occupational therapy Ref RM 736.7 .A97 2001
Mosby's dictionary of medicine, nursing, & health professions Ref R 121 .M89 2013



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