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OTH 716: Occupational Therapy Foundations

Welcome

Welcome to your Research Guide for OTH 716!

This guide will make it easier to find the best articles and other resources for your class assignments. Use the navigation tabs on the left to find what you need.
For personalized research help, schedule time to meet with me. I'm looking forward to talking with you about your research!

Library PIN

Are you off campus?

You may be prompted to enter your Library PIN to access some resources. Don't have a PIN? It's easy to create one!
  1. Start at MY ACCOUNT in Scholar.
  2. Fill in your name and CSU ID number, but leave the PIN field blank. Then click the Submit button.
  3. You will then be prompted to create a new PIN. 
  4. Remember your PIN. You are the only person who will know it!

Visit library.csuohio.edu/services/pin.html for more information.

Systematic Research Strategy

A thorough review of the literature includes:
  • Searching multiple databases
  • Using synonyms, related terms, and controlled vocabulary (e.g. MeSH terms/headings) in addition to your topic keywords
  • Searching concepts separately to reveal limiting variables
  • Combining concepts strategically to focus results without over-narrowing
  • Using database limiters/filters thoughtfully
  • Applying inclusion/exclusion criteria as you skim result lists 
  • Scheduling a research appointment to brainstorm search options with your Personal Librarian