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Researching in Physical Therapy

Conducting Research for DPT

Using Personalization Features

Most databases allow you to make an account where you can save and organize articles and searches.

  • CINAHL, MEDLINE, SPORTDiscus - Click Sign In to create a MyEBSCOhost account (Video Tutorial)
  • Cochrane Library - Click Sign In > Register to create a Wiley Online Library account
  • ProQuest Central - Click on the user icon in the upper right to Sign In/Create a MyResearch Account
  • PubMed - Click Sign In > Choose the account type you want to use.  See FAQs from NCBI


What can I do with an account?

  • Save articles to your folder so you can easily find them again. 
  • In some accounts, you can create different folders for different projects and share those folders if you're working in a group. 
  • You can save complex searches so you can run them again.
  • You can set up recurring search alerts, which will run searches for you.


Zotero is a reference manager that can help you organize your citations and create a bibliography.