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Occupational Therapy Subject Guide LRC@TCC

Scope of this guide: find books, articles, and other information for the study of occupational therapy.

Call number areas to browse:


RM 930-950

Keywords to search: neural circuitry, neurotransmitters, neurology, sensory stimulation, perceptual motor processes, vocational and occupational skills, sensory integration, neurodevelopment treatment, spinal cord injury, strokes, amputations, aging, crafts, wellness, normal development, special education, daily living activities, environmental adaptations, ergonomics, occupation therapy, art therapy, rehabilitation, sensorimotor integration, spinal cord, names of specific disorders (e.g. multiple sclerosis), names of specific modes of therapy

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Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,990 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,030 peer-reviewed journals.


CINAHL is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. This database provides indexing for 2,928 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics. Consumer Health Complete provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines .Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

Highwire Press
Look for full-text peer-reviewed articles from a variety of disciplines, including health sciences. Noted journals include Annals of Occupational Hygiene, International Journal for Quality in Health Care, and Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, just to name a few.


Get access to a large number of journals in the fields of clinical medicine, life sciences, and nursing. Use Your Journals@Ovid to limit to the full-text articles.

MEDLINE (or PubMed)

Free and open to the public, PubMed includes MEDLINE. MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Full text can be requested through interlibrary loan.

For other health-related subject guides, see the Health Portal.

Selected resources from the Web:
AOTA - American Occupational Therapy Association

Evidence-Based Occupational Therapy

OT Evidence-Based Practice Research Group from McMaster University

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy is an extensive resource for the OT professional, patients, and families.

Sensory Integration International features training, database of therapists and other resources on Sensory Integration.

ABLEDATA is a national database of information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment.

National Rehabilitation Information Center

Disability Statistics Center offers full-text of detailed research reports and short research briefs dealing with statistical information.

Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners is the U.S. magazine for Occupational Therapists

OT Practice current issue with some full-text available.