OT Search contains bibliographic records for materials in the American Occupation Therapy Foundation's Wilma L. West Library: AOTA serial and monographic publications, non-AOTA journals about occupational therapy, and selected relevant articles from other specialty journals.
Early 1900s to present, updated weekly
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3. Click on O and then click on OT Search
Tips to remember when searching OT Search:
1. Use the OT thesaurus within OT Search. You can also view a PDF of the entire thesaurus.
2. Remember to use Boolean operators to help find precise phrase.
Operators are useful in narrowing down your search strategy. You can use:
Example: The title "The effects of occupational therapy with sensory integration emphasis on preschool-age children with autism" could be searched as follows: Occupational ADJ1 Therapy ADJ3 Integration
3. Use the $ for truncation for finding variations of root words (Example: toxi$ will retrieve toxic, toxicity, etc.)
4. Avoid stop words such as: a, and, no, with, etc. They will give you error messages