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OTH 716: Occupational Therapy Foundations


  • CINAHL, Medline, and PubMed thoroughly index AJOT, so you will discover relevant articles while comprehensively searching the health sciences literature in those databases. See Essential Databases below.
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Essential Databases

  • When you find an article of interest in NARIC's REHABDATA, use the title of the journal to search Journals at CSU.

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Search Tips

Productive and effective searching:

  • Start with one or two keywords 
    • Add terms with AND to narrow results (exercise AND fatigue)
    • If needed, combine synonyms with OR to include related terms (neurological OR neuromuscular)
  • Review results to brainstorm additional or alternate keyword options
  • Consider different ways to describe the essential elements of your topic using keywords and controlled vocabulary terms (e.g., MeSH terms/headings)
  • Explore more than one database
  • Apply limiters thoughtfully
    • After seeing how productive your keywords are, limit by date range and English language
    • Other limiters to try:
      • Peer Reviewed (articles must be approved by other scholars before publication)
      • Other database-specific limit options (age range, type of study, etc.)
Can't access the article you need? Use our Inter-library loan (ILL) service!