Occupational Therapy

This guide lists sources of information for occupational therapy. It is not inclusive, but is meant to provide a starting place when you are looking for information. For additional information, please talk with a librarian.

Locating Books

Use Minerva, the library's online catalog, to search for books owned by the library. To search Minerva, click on Finding Books and then "Access Minerva Now". Typical subject headings to search under include: Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation, Recreational Therapy, etc. Also, try combining the term Occupational Therapy with other terms to narrow your search results. For browsing purposes, the call number range for the majority of occupational therapy books is WB 555.

Locating Journal Articles

Click on Finding Articles. Scroll down and click on the Go to Online Resources and Journal Indexes Now link. To find articles in journals, choose an index or resource from the alphabetical list. Or, click on one of the subject areas to see only the indexes and resources appropriate for that subject. A few of the appropriate resources for occupational therapy topics are listed below. You have to check our List of Journal Subscriptions to see if Sawyer Library owns the journal an article is in.

The list may be accessed from the Finding Articles page. Printed copies are also available.

Health Source Plus
An index of articles from more than 270 health journals, 1,100 health pamphlets, and 20 health reference books. *It includes the full text of many articles. Searches may be limited to only peer reviewed articles.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection - Basic
A full-text index of articles from 100 journals covering the areas of nursing, biomedicine, health sciences, consumer health and allied health disciplines. Searches may be limited to only peer reviewed articles.

OT Search
A bibliographic database that covers the literature of occupational therapy and subjects such as rehabilitation, education and health care delivery. The database contains bibliographic citations for books, journal articles, conference papers, reports, dissertations and pamphlets

PubMed (Medline)
A free internet version of the National Library of Medicine's MEDLINE database, it is an index of articles covering the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, and the preclinical sciences. *Articles can be ordered via the interlibrary loan service called Lonesome Doc. To register, follow on-screen registration directions. The library's LIBID is MEUHUS.

FirstSearch
A service which provides access to approximately 60 bibliographic and full-text databases. *Searches may be limited to articles found only in journals owned by the Husson Library. It includes the following indexes that are most appropriate for occupational therapy:

Article1st
A bibliographic index to articles from nearly 12,500 journals.

CINAHL
A bibliographic index to nearly 800 rehabilitation, nursing, allied health, biomedical, and consumer health journals.

PsychINFO
A bibliographic index to articles on the subject of psychology and the psychological aspects of other topics from over 1,400 American and international journals.

Some of the journals owned by Husson's Library in the occupational therapy area include:

American Journal of Occupational Therapy

British Journal of Occupational Therapy

Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy

Closing the Gap

Occupational Therapy in Health Care

Occupational Therapy Journal of Research

Occupational Therapy in Mental Health

Ragged Edge

World Wide Web Sites

American Occupational Therapy Association [ http://www.aota.org/ ]

Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man [ www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Omim/]

The National Rehabilitation Inform ation Center [ http://www.naric.com/ ]

The REHABDATA Literature Database [ http://www.naric.com/research/default.cfm?search=2 ]