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Occupational Therapy: OT Databases & Journals

This guide will help you find the resources your professors expect you to use in your OT program. These resources can help from beginning your evidence-based practice to finalizing your thesis!

You will find:

  • Databases and journals for scholarly OT-related articles
  • Websites and videos for clinical resources
  • Guides for specific OT classes and assignments
  • Resources for OT professionals
  • Support for APA citations and Zotero research support

START HERE: Databases with General OT Content

These databases have a lot of articles on OT and other allied health fields. They are a good place to start your search. 

Medical Databases with Some OT Content

Psychology Databases with Some OT Content

These databases are primarily intended for psychology research. If your OT topic overlaps with psychology research, try searching these. 

Education Databases with Some OT Content

These databases are primarily intended for education research. If your OT topic overlaps with education research, try searching these. 

Database Search Tips

Database Searching
  • Look for Advanced Search option
  • Combine search terms (AND)
  • Use alternative terms (OR)
  • Limit: peer-reviewed, publication date
  • Avoid limiting by full-text availability
  • Get better keywords from subject headings
  • Truncation/wildcard (adolesc*)
Citation Trails
  • Check introduction, lit review, and references of helpful articles
  • Use Google Scholar “cited by” for more recent
We Don’t Have It?
  • Check for Full-Text Finder
  • Copy-paste article title in library catalog and in Google Scholar
  • Interlibrary Loan / Information Delivery service

Your OT Librarian

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Emily Thornton
Gainesville Campus, Trustee Library
Norcross Campus, Room 448
(770) 531-3165