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Use keywords or subject headings in the Lone Star College Library Catalog to locate occupational therapy materials.

A few key concepts/terms for occupational therapy:

 Diabetes   Arthritis  Breast cancer
 Range of motion  Stroke rehabilitation   Learning disabilities
 Assistive devices  Brain injuries  Autism
 Low vision  Alzheimer’s disease  Carpal tunnel syndrome
 Spinal cord injury  Patient assessment  Therapeutic modalities


Journal, Newspaper and Magazine articles in databases – (Use Ebsco A-to-Z Journal List to search for specific full-text journal titles in our databases.)

Most useful:

  • Anatomy.TV
    Articles from journals, magazines, and newspapers on a variety of subjects.
  • CINAHL Plus with full text
    Authoritative resource for nursing and allied health, providing the full text of articles for more than 560 nursing and allied health journals.
  • Health Reference Center Academic
    Includes the abstracts and indexing for nearly 850 journals in a variety of medical disciplines and the full text of 550 journals.

  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic
    Features integrated access to the full text and images of nursing, allied health and medical journals; consumer health magazines; newsletters; pamphlets; newspaper articles; topical overviews, and reference books.
  • Micromedex HealthCare Series and CareNotes
    Provides integrated searching of 10 clinical information resources on drugs, toxicology, diseases, laboratory tests, patient education and care.
  • OT Search
    Index and abstracts of resources in the field of occupational therapy. No full-text.  Use the catalog and Ebsco A to Z to see if full-text of the articles is available here at Tomball, from one of the other campuses, or from one of our databases. If unable to access, please ask for user name and password at the reference desk.
  • STAT! Ref    
    Provides the complete contents of the current editions of 35 leading medical reference titles focusing on diagnosis, treatment and patient care.  Also includes Stedman’s Medical Dictionary, MedCalc2000, and guidelines for evidence-based medicine.

Also try:

  • Alt Health Watch
    Articles on complementary and alternative medicine

  • Consumer Health Complete
    Articles on areas of interest to consumers in health/medicine; includes complete evidence-based health reports.
  •  Health & Wellness Resource Center
    Web sources and publications of general interest to the public.
  • Medline with MeSH
    Indexes the information on medicine, nursing, and the health care system from over 4,800 biomedical journals.  Features medical subject headings (MeSH)

Lone Star College-Tomball Community Library subscribes to a number of occupational therapy and health-related journals.  The print journals are located on the 2nd floor in the periodicals area (near the copy room) and are shelved in broad subject categories; for OT-associated titles, look in the “Health Sciences” section. 
Journal articles not available here at LSC-Tomball can be requested through InterLibrary Loan (
http://www.lonestar.edu/library/interlibrary-request.htm). If not familiar with this process, a librarian will be happy to assist you.

Print journal titles:

 American Journal of Occupational Therapy  New Mobility
 British Journal of Occupational Therapy  Occupational Therapy in Health Care
 Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy  Occupational Therapy in Mental Health
 Journal of Hand Therapy  OT Practice
 Journal of Rehabilitation  OT Week

AOTA: Special Interest Quarterly – Administration & Management, Developmental Disabilities, Education, Gerontology, Home & Community Health, Mental Health, Physical Disabilities, School System, Sensory Integration, Technology, Work Programs 

Books, Videos and More available from the Library home page: http://www.lonestar.edu/library/

Search for materials in the Library Catalog.

Search STAT!Ref and NetLibrary for full-text electronic books.

Internet Resources

A database containing abstracts of reviews and trials relevant to occupational therapy. Not Full-text.  Use the catalog to see if full-text of the articles is available in print here at Tomball or from one of the other campuses, or check Ebsco A-to-Z to see if full-text of the article is available from one of our subscription databases.

    Associations & Organizations

    • Alzheimer’s Association
      This searchable web site includes general information, programs, news stories, medical information as well as research updates.
    • American Dance Therapy Association
      This organization “works to establish and maintain high standards of professional education and competence in the field of dance/movement therapy.”
    • American Occupational Therapy Association
      AOTA is "the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services."
    • AOTA site for Occupational Therapy Assistants
      The AOTA has created this page specifically for OTAs.  There is a wealth of information here about OTA practice, regulation and supervision.
    • American Psychiatric Association
      The APA is “a medical specialty society recognized world-wide.  Its 40,500 U.S. and international physicians specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional illnesses and substance use disorders.”
    • Society for the Study of Occupation: USA
      “The mission of SSO:USA is to facilitate high quality scholarship and a dynamic exchange of ideas that support the discipline of occupational science.”  Mostly information about the Society.
    • Texas Occupational Therapy Association
      TOTA is our state affiliate organization of AOTA (see above).
    • World Federation of Occupational Therapists
      "The World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) is the key international representative for Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy around the world and the official international organization for the promotion of Occupational Therapy."

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