This is the "Home" page of the "Occupational Therapy" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content

Occupational Therapy  

Last Updated: May 21, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

Home Print Page

Occupational Therapy Home

This LibGuide  provides occupational therapy students links to websites, books, and media within and without the GSU Library. The guide is a starting point on finding scholarly information resources in OT. An attempt has been made to be as comprehensive as possible, but if there are some gaping holes please contact me at Also included are bibliographic management tools like Endnote ONLINE (from Web of Science).


This tutorial will walk you through the process of doing research  in  an assigned topic in Occupational Therapy.




Journal Indexes (Secondary Literature)


  • OTsearch   From the website - The American Occupational Foundation (AOTF) and the American Occupational Therapy Association  (AOTA)  jointly   support OT SEARCH, a bibliographic database covering the literature of occupational therapy and related subject areas. The full  text of the indexed resources is not in this database, only the bibliographic information to identify the material and an author's abstract, when one  exists.  In the  future, links to sources for full-text copies will be added to records in OT SEARCH. Currently, OT SEARCH contains over 41,900 records  of materials dating from 1910 to the present.
  • CINAHL Plus with Full Text   Is the world’s most comprehensive source of full text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 520 journals indexed in CINAHL. Of those, 240 are not found with full text in any version of Academic Search, Health Source, or Nursing & Allied Health Collection. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index - with no embargo. With full-text coverage dating back to 1982, CINAHL with Full Text is the definitive research tool
  • Web of Science  Access the world’s leading scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities

  • ProQuest  Is another databse to look for for information in a wide variety of fields. It helps to look here when the subjects overlap like with psychology or Social work
  • JSTOR   Useful for indexing coverage of health policy, health sciences,  and health economics journals going back to the early 1900's, with some full text  coverage of journals such as American Journal of Nursing.  Keep in mind JSTOR is an archives; consult the "Find Journals" service to locate  current issues.
  • PubMed - Published by the National Library of Medicine, PubMed provides over 20 million to the world's biomedical literature from 1966 to the present, including Pre-1966 and pre-publication citations provided by publisher partners. Full Text articles can be accessed from freely accessible articles, and through the GSU Outside Tool. Please change results display to "Abstract" to view the GSU links to GSU holdings, and to an Interlibrary Loan request form.
  • PsycINFO(EBSCO) PsycINFO contains more than 1.8 million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations and technical reports, in the the multidisciplinary field of behaviorial science and mental health. (PsycInfo links to full text articles in PsycArticles and other EBSCO databases)
  • Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) Academic Search Complete, designed specifically for academic institutions, is the world's largest scholarly, multi-disciplinary full text database containing full text for nearly 4,600 scholarly publications, including more than 3,500 peer-reviewed publications. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for all 8,052 journals in the collection.
  • JSTOR   Useful for indexing coverage of health policy, health sciences,  and health economics journals going back to the early 1900's, with some full text  coverage of journals such as American Journal of Nursing.  Keep in mind JSTOR is an archives; consult the "Find Journals" service to locate  current issues.
  • CIRRIE - Database of rehabilitation research done outside of the United States.

      Tertiary RESOURCES:

        Dictionary of eldercare terminology   

        --  is a freely available work of terms used in elederly healthcare management through the National Council of Aging (NCOA). 

National Guideline Clearinghouse - Freely available database of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Sponsored by AHRQ. (Free)

OT Seeker - OTseeker is a database that contains abstracts of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy.

PsycBITE - database with rated studies related to psychological problems and issues occurring as a consequence of acquired brain injury.

Campbell Collaboration Library of Systematic Reviews - Database of systematic reviews in education, crime and justice, and social welfare.  Use the broad heading of rehabilitation (or other topics) when searching this database.

PubMed Clinical Queries using Research Methodology Filters - Type in your topic and select a pre-formatted search filter to locate evidence-based articles.  Filters include etiology, diagnosis, therapy, prognosis, and clinical prediction guidelines.  

CINAHL Systematic Reviews - type in your topic and choose Systematic Review in the Publication Type in the Limits section.     


Search GSU

For the Library Journals list and access by subject, please click here.

 Other Local Library Catalogs

  • Chicago Public Library
    A link to access your account and the materials of the Chicago Public Library System (login required).
  • SWAN Online Catalog
    Local online catalog for the RAILS Library System, which includes public libraries that serve the Chicago suburbs.
  • WorldCat
    Search more than 1.4 billion library items (not all items are available for interlibrary loan).

New Books/ebooks

E-Books in Ebrary: Selected E-Books. To view e-books you need to create a ID password at:

I searched under subject "Therapy", and from the retrived set narrowed it by Occupational Therapy from the boxes below on the ebrary page.

Copyright © 2014 Governors State University | Privacy Policy
1 University Parkway, University Park, Illinois 60484-0975.

Loading  Loading...