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Occupational Therapy (Undergraduate & Graduate))

General Search Tips

  1. State what you need in a sentence.
  2. Select keywords from your statement.
  3. Use these keywords as search terms.
  4. If searching a phrase, enclose the phrase in "quotation marks". (not all databases offer this feature)
  5. Use truncation * , if relevant --- example: nurs* ; therap* ; librar* (not all database offer the truncation feature)

Finding OT journal articles

These databases/indexes will assist with locating journal articles.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

OT Journal Titles

This is a list of journals possibly useful for future OTA's and OT's. This is not an exhaustive list, but the major journals available in the library databases.

AJOT (American Journal of Occupational Therapy)

American Journal of Physical Med & Rehab

American Rehabilitation

Australian Occupational Therapy Journal


British Journal of Occupational Therapy

British Medical Journal

Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy

Child Development

Child Development perspectives

Clinical Rehabilitation

Disability and Rehabilitation

Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

Monographs of Society for Research in Child Development

Journal of Hand Therapy

Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation

Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation

Journal of Rehabilitation

Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine

Journal of Rehabilitation Research & Development

Neuropsychological Rehabilitation

Occupational Therapy International

Occupational Therapy in Mental Health

OT Practice


Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal

Rehabilitation Psychology

Rehabilitation R&D Progress Reports

Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy

Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation

Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation

Have Citation, Need Journal Article

Steps to take if you have a journal article citation and you need the full-text article.


Step 1: Try Googling the article title. Often the article is available via the Internet. If not for free go to Step 2.

Step 2: Try pasting article title in the OneSearch  box on Library Home page. This will search all the library databases to see if available full-text. If article doesn't show then go to Step 3.

Step 3: Go to E-Journals on the library page found under FIND. Type in journal title, if listed then select from options go to year, volume, issue etc.  On last place to try in Step 4.

Step 4: Try Pub Med. Pub Med also has free, full-text articles. Single citation matcher helps verify an article citation.

Step 5: If you cannot locate the article via the above, then request the article via Request an article on the library home page. Remember it can take several days maybe more to get an article. Article is usually sent to you PDF.

Resources listed on these guides are compiled by librarians at the R.A. Williams Library. We accept content recommendations, and after review, may include suggested resources on a guide. Our time is limited, so we generally do not reply to unsolicited recommendations from individuals not affiliated with AdventHealth University or notify them regarding whether or not we have linked to suggested content.