While you are at NAU, you will have access to a wide range of academic databases; however, the vast majority of these resources come with large, institutional costs, and are not feasible for individual consumers.
Thankfully, there are a growing number of databases and online resources that are free to the public.
The following list provides a few of the top-tier options. Before that, one note: if you ever need to access a paper for research or personal use, it never hurts to email the author/s and ask for a draft copy.
Trip is not fully open access, but it is still useful for nonpaying users. Trip functions similar to Cochrane and other "best evidence" databases, in that it delivers information ranked by its level of evidence.
Whether for yourself or for a patient, at some point, you will likely need to find consumer health information that is easy to read, understand, and share. Thankfully, there are several high quality consumer health websites on the Internet.
Move Forward PT is a public-facing side of APTA, and provides access to consumer health information related to diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and awareness, specific to physical care and rehabilitation.