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This guide contains information and resources for UWS students in the Massage Therapy program.
Last Updated: Aug 24, 2017 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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How to Access UWS Library Massage Resources

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W. A. Budden Library

2900 NE 132nd Avenue

Portland, OR 97230-3099



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Welcome to the W.A. Budden Library

In this guide, you will find information and resources for Massage Therapy courses at the University of Western States, including:

  • About the Library
    Hours, contact information, library tour, UWS discovery search
  • Databases
    Key databases and other electronic resources for massage therapy
  • Books
    Recommended books and e-books
  • Journals
    Key journal titles in massage therapy
  • Videos
    Recommended videos for massage therapy
  • Web Resources
    Recommended online resources for massage therapy professionals
  • Course Reserves
    Course reserve materials for the massage therapy program.

Key Search Terms for Massage Therapy

Here are some general key search terms for massage therapy. Note that several of these search terms focus on specific types of massage therapies.

  • Massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Massotherapy
  • Clinical massage
  • Sports massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Reflexology
  • Therapeutic massage
  • Massage therapy
  • Massage techniques

If you want to get more specific in your searching, you may consider a search strategy like the following:

massage AND therap* AND [specific body area or condition]

For assistance with search terms or strategies for your specific topic, please contact a librarian.

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