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Physiotherapy Guide: Clinical Placements

Find targeted resources for research and referencing

Welcome to the Clinical Placements Page

Welcome to the JCU Library Clinical Placement Guide.  This guide will help you answer some questions you may have about accessing JCU Library resources whilst on clinical placement.

Use the tabs above to navigate these pages; click on the down arrow in the Key Resources for Websites, and use the Research tabs to find all sorts of useful information.
If you need information beyond this guide or would like clarification, contact details are under my name. Happy searching!

Stephen Anderson - Librarian For the Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

Off Campus access to journals, books and databases

Databases/ E-Journals/e-books

Students are able to access e-journals, e-books and databases subscribed to by the University while on placement.  When you first log in you will be asked to enable remote access with your JCU username (login ID) and password (what you use to access email or LearnJCU).

To identify the best databases for your subject area, access the “Journal articles” tab in this Libguide.

Textbooks/print journals

If you are on placement more than 50km from either the JCU Townsville or Cairns Campuses, you can have JCU library books sent to you via the Off campus library service. When you request books to be sent  via the off-campus form, make sure you choose “Clinical placement” and add the address of where you want the books to be sent whilst on placement.

Free Health eJournals

The following are free ejournals from the web that do not require any login/authentication process.

Access to computers at hospitals/clinics

Students need to be aware that they may not have access to computers while on placement. Before going on placement, students need to ask their placement location if there will be computers with Internet access available to them.  If not, identify alternative places where free internet is available in (in some cases you may need to pay) .  Examples are: local libraries, web cafes, MacDonalds restaurants (if you have your own wireless laptop etc).

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