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Occupational Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences: Find Articles/Databases

This guide presents a starting point for Occupational Therapy students and faculty locating health evidence in books, journal articles, databases, and the web.

Selecting a Database

The literature of Occupational Therapy is primarily indexed in  MEDLINE and CINAHLPlus  below.

See also the list below for databases in these categories:

  • Social Sciences, Public Health
  • Rehabilitation

  • Systematic Reviews, Pre-Synthesized Evidence

Health Sciences Databases

Health, Nursing, Allied Health, Medicine

Best Bets (Top Resources)

Social Sciences, Public Health, History Of Medicine

Background Information

Systematic Reviews, Pre-Synthesized Evidence, Point-of-Care

Health Statistics and Data

Patient Information / Consumer Health

Alternative / Complementary Medicine

Rehabilitation

Health and Psychological Instruments

Health Streaming Video

Tools and Test Guides

Youtube Video: the "Bike Helmet Search," Using Boolean Operators (2 min, 38 sec)

A PubMed Search: Falls AND Exercise

Find the Full Text of an Article from a Database?

What is google scholar? How should I use it?

Google Scholar is a time-saving, scholarly search interface accessible from within the Google interface. With Google Scholar, you can access peer-reviewed journal articles, books and book sections.  For literature searching, specialized databases have more functionality and access more comprehensive results, but Google Scholar is a good tool to use for a search for a known item.

You can configure Google Scholar to:

  • Display a link to NYU options for the full-text of an article
  • Export your citations to RefWorks or EndNote

Here's how to display NYU links:

  1. Open scholar.google.com
  2. Go to the left screen, 3 bars, "Settings" 
  3. Click on menu item, "Library Links"
  4. Type in: NYU
  5. From the results, put a check mark next to "New York University Libraries-GetIt at NYU"
  6. Click on Save to save preferences.

The next time you search scholar.google.com, the GetIt at NYU option will be available next to accessible article citations.

 

Here's how to change settings for Bibliography manager:

  1. Open scholar.google.com
  2. Go to the left screen, 3 bars, "Settings" 
  3. In the Search Results, go to Bibliography Manager
  4. Select Show Links  to import citation into: (your choice of bibliography manager, BibTex, Refworks, Endnote, etc.)
  5. Click on Save to save preferences.