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PT 625: Introduction to Critical Inquiry

Use this course guide to get started with your research for PT625!

Requesting Books through Summit

Summit Borrowing allows you to get books from the other libraries that belong to the same consortium of academic libraries in the Pacific Northwest. Instead of just one library, it's like you've got 39!  Books take 3-5 working days to arrive, at which point they will be held for you at the circulation desk for one week, where you can pick them up with your ID card. You may keep Summit books for 6 weeks; there are no renewals. You can see your Summit requests by clicking the 'My Account' link when logged in to Primo. 

 To request an item, click the "Request Item from SUMMIT' link, then enter any comments or request a specific volume if need be, and then click 'request,' as seen below: 


Call Numbers to Browse

If you're interested in a broad topic, or would like to browse for inspiration, try one of these Library of Congress call numbers:

  • RM700:Physical Therapy
  • BF: Psychology
  • L: Education
  • QP: Physiology
  • R: Medicine
  • RJ52-53: Pediatrics - Therapeutics

Locations of books

  • New books are located in the Library lobby and are in call number order.
  • Print Reference books are on the first floor across from the Learning Commons area.
  • Book stacks: Consult the library map; look for location posters; or ask any staff member for help!

Keywords and Subject Headings

You can search the library catalog for keywords and subject headings. What's the difference?


A keyword is a word used anywhere in the catalog record- title, author, summary, wherever. Subject headings are words that are 

specifically applied to express what the book is mostly about. Using both will help you find the most relevant results.

Consider starting with a keyword search to get the broadest range of results. Then, when you find a book that is especially good, look for its subject headings. In the catalog, subject headings are a link you can click to find other books about that same subject. You can also make a note of those headings to use them as search terms in other databases:

Also note that you will usually see a list of chapter titles in the 'Description' section of the book record. This can be very helpful for assessing the content of the book and whether it would be useful for you!