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CINAHL Complete* This link opens in a new window
Provides indexing for 1,835 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health. Contains searchable cited references for more than 930 journals and provides full text for hundreds of journals, plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, and more. PDF backfiles to 1982 are also included.
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Provides in-depth research summaries, data, and interpretations of clinical trial results with a focus on evidence-based medicine and healthcare.
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Another source of medicine and health related information in journals. Includes 3,800 current biomedical journals published in the U.S. and 70 foreign countries. Includes dentistry and nursing.
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Provides users with reliable healthcare information covering nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine, and much more. Provides abstracting and indexing for more than 850 titles, with over 715 titles in full-text, plus more than 12,000 full text dissertations representing the most rigorous scholarship in nursing and related fields. (Select Medical Sciences - Nursing & Allied Health Source from drop-down menu.)
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Comprehensive index to journal articles in the fields of medicine and health. Coverage begins in 1966. Contains the full text of some articles.
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Scopus is a large abstract and citation database with more than 75 million records of journal articles, books, and conference papers. Scopus is unique in its features of discovery and analysis of shared authors, keywords, references, and citations.
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Provides citations and full-text for an integrated collection of general interest health and fitness magazines, medical and professional periodicals, nursing and allied health journals, reference books, pamphlets, and newspaper articles.
ICE Video Learning Library* This link opens in a new window
The ICE Video Library provides excellent visual resources to both faculty and students in physical and occupational therapy. All videos are filmed with actual patients and therapists in real-life treatment settings including acute care, skilled nursing, outpatient, home health and ICU. Diagnoses include, musculoskeletal, nervous system, mental & behavioral disorders, respiratory, and pediatrics.
For Qualitative Research Topics, cut and paste the following in the second or third search box in the Advanced Search in EBSCOHOST or Proquest:
(interview* OR discussion* OR “focus group” OR “focus groups” OR qualitative OR ethnograph* OR fieldwork OR “field work” OR “key informant” OR “interviews as topic” OR “focus groups” OR narration OR "qualitative research" OR "personal narratives as topic" OR "phenomenological" OR "case study")
The Core Concepts of Occupational Therapy by
Publication Date: 2010
The profession of occupational therapy has a highly specialised language, but until now there have been no standard definitions of its key terms. Based on the work of the terminology project group of the European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (ENOTHE), this book selects and defines the core building blocks of occupational therapy theory. Consensus definitions of a wide range of terms are developed through an analysis of published definitions from around the world. Concepts with similar meanings are clustered into groups, and the clusters are then arranged into a conceptual map. The book provides an analysis of what each term means in common usage, how it is used in occupational therapy, and its implications for therapeutic practice. The conceptual framework that emerges represents an important contribution to the profession's understanding of the fundamental concepts of occupational therapy. The consensus definitions presented in this book will facilitate communication between professionals as well as with clients and others, and will be of interest to occupational therapy practitioners, students, educators and researchers.
Conceptual Foundations of Occupational Therapy Practice by
Publication Date: 2009-06-19
PREPARE YOUR OT STUDENTS TO BECOME OT THINKERS. Thoroughly revised and updated, the 4th Edition of this groundbreaking text traces the historical development of the foundations of modern occupational therapy theory; examines its status today; and looks to its future. Dr. Kielhofner compares and contrasts eight well-known models, using diagrams to illustrate their practical applications and to highlight their similarities and differences. Well organized chapters are supported by extensive references.
Research in Occupational Therapy by
Publication Date: 2006-06-06
Withan international team of expert contributors, renowned author Gary Kielhofner has put together a comprehensive research methodologies text that bridges the gap between theorists and practitioners. Emphasis is placed on the relevance and logic of research to provide a practical, demystified approach for graduate students and clinicians to shape their practice. It covers all thekey topics that should be covered in OT courses related to research and evidence-based practice, including qualitative and quantitative designs, thus sparing instructors of having to adopt two or three separate books to cover this in-depth coursework.
Occupational Therapy in Community-Based Practice Settings by
Publication Date: 2013-08-20
Be prepared for the growing opportunities to practice in community-based settings with the 2nd Edition of this groundbreaking resource. From basic principles and policy issues through the variety of settings to the future role of the OT, a noted authority in the field introduces you to all aspects of this rapidly expanding field of practice. You'll be prepared to take on new roles, to take unusual risks, and to envision service in creative ways. Reviews of the 1st Edition; "This book is highly recommended not only to occupational therapy students and educators but to occupational therapy practitioners as well. For those employed in traditional hospital settings, the abundance of information may certainly help them expand their thinking about the scope of occupational therapy practice."; --Karen Butler Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy "The text is easily readable and contains chapter key terms and learning objectives which help accentuate information. This text provides a much needed resource for occupational therapists who currently are, or plan to in the future, practice in the community."; --Peggy Wittman, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA Occupational Therapy in Health Care Journal; "Very comprehensive. Reviews a variety of possible settings for community practice and appears to cover the process from the beginning on through.; --Anne Marie Knecht, MA, OTR/L Florida International University, Miami, FL;
Understanding and Using Subject Headings
One trick to becoming a good researcher is learning how to use MESH subject headings in your CINAHL searches. This short video explains it all.