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Occupational Therapy: Find Articles

A resource guide to support research in the area of occupational therapy

Research Tips

Start your information-seeking by doing a keyword search in the library catalog or research databases [example:"occupational therapy"]. To narrow your search, combine terms with "AND" [example: Occupational therapy AND mental health]. To broaden your search, combine terms with "OR" [example: therapy AND (occupational OR vocational)].

Selected searches by subject:

Other key words:

  • Administration
  • Disability
  • Function
  • Leisure
  • Mobility
  • Organization
  • Relaxation
  • Stress management
  • Therapeutic
  • Work

Essential Research Databases

Below is a select list of research databases from which to begin searching for articles. To view more databases in other disciplines visit OhioLINK Databases by Subject.

Anatomy Sources

See also: College of Medicine and Life Sciences Website:

Evidence-Based Practice / Levels of Evidence

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Peer-Reviewed Publications

[Search for these journal titles and other occupational therapy-related publications in the Online (Electronic) Journals List]

1. Occupational therapy international
2. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy

3. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics

4. Open Journal of Occupational Therapy

5. Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy

6. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics

7. American Journal of Occupational Therapy

8. The British Journal of Occupational Therapy

9. Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy

10. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal

11. Cadernos de Terapia Ocupacional da UFSCar

12. Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy

13. New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy

14. Hong Kong Journal of Occupational Therapy

15. South African Journal of Occupational Therapy

16. Acta Scientiarum. Health Science

17. Kinesiology Review

18. Brain Impairment

19. The Internet journal of allied health sciences & practice

20. Clinical Rehabilitation

21. Mental Retardation