Welcome to the Occupational Therapy Guide.

Audience: Pre-OT & MOT students.

Help Available: please contact librarians at Ask a Librarian or on the Library Tab in the Portal (phone, email, chat)

How to Use: Click a tab to learn more.

APA Citation Style Guide

Evidence Based Practice Guide

Finding Primary Research Articles

Use these search techniques to locate primary research articles inside databases.

  1. Add the following row of keywords to your search: (methods AND results) OR methodology OR “research” OR “study”. You will want to copy and paste this entire row of keywords into its own search box in the advanced search.

Important! From your list of results, you will still need to examine each article to see if it is primary research.

  1. Filter by Document/Article/Publication type: health sciences databases often let you limit results by article type. Common options include:
    • Clinical Trials
    • Randomized Controlled Trial
    • Cohort Study
    • Case study/Case Report

Search for article in Primo & library databases (see databases tab)

Instructions for finding, accessing, & requesting: Finding Journal Articles

Journal Titles

Occupational Therapy EJournals Shelf

Finding Journal Articles By Journal Title in Primo

  1. Open  Primo Journal Title Search
  2. Search for the Journal’s TitlePrimo Journal Title Search Box
  3. Click on the Journal in the search results.
  4. Search inside the journal for keywords on the journal page.

Search Inside this journal search box

 

Books and websites are a great resource for reviewing and mastering course concepts.



LC Call Numbers

  • RJ 52-53           Pediatric Therapeutics
  • RM 735            Occupational Therapy
  • RM930-931      Rehabilitation therapy


Ebooks



Quick Reference Books

Occupational Therapy and Neurological ConditionsEbook
Core Concepts of Occupational Therapy: A Dynamic Framework for PracticeEbook
Occupational Therapy HandbookEbook
Human Anatomy OnlineWebsite
NLM’s MedlinePlus Medical EncyclopediaWebsite

NIH Finding and Using Data Free Online Course

Background Information

 

Research Search Tools

Working on a literature review? Try one of these online tools to find additional research studies and grey literature. Search for the article title in Primo to find to full-text.

 

PICO Search Tools

  • PEDro (Physiotherapy Evidence Database):
    free database of over 19,000 randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.
  • Trip Database – Clinical Search Engine  Clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice. Registered users (registration is free) benefit from extra features such as CPD, search history, and collaborative tools.
  • SumSearch
    Search Pubmed using PICO
 

Other Guides

 

Video Tutorials

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