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:
|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.)
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.
- Academic Search Complete
Articles from journals, magazines, newspapers; many scholarly journals
- 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)
PRINT JOURNALS FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
_____________________________________________________________________________________________ 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
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
From Stanford University, HighWire Press includes the largest archive of free full-text science journals, with one million plus free full-text articles.
MedlinePlus (National Institutes of Health)
Contains extensive information on over 740 diseases/conditions and prescription and nonprescription drugs.
Other key features are a medical encyclopedia, a medical dictionary, and hundreds of videos of actual surgical procedures performed at U.S. medical centers in recent years.
PubMed (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
Provides over 17 million citations for biomedical articles back to the 1950s. Limited full-text.
Executive Council of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Examiners
This Texas state agency is responsible for licensing OTAs in Texas. OTA licensure and other information can be found here.
- National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy Inc.
NBCOT is the credentialing agency that provides certification for the OT profession.
Americans with Disabilities Act
Search this site for ADA information, including updates.
National Health Information Center
NHIC publishes a directory of organizations able to provide answers to health questions.
National Rehabilitation and Information Center
NRIC offers an abundance of disability- and rehabilitation-oriented resources.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration – Ergonomics Information
OSHA’s site provides information for reducing musculoskeletal injuries and illnesses in the workplace.
Other Useful Sites
- Cornucopia of Disability Information
CODI serves as a directory of disability information and a repository of electronic disability documents.
- The Hosford Muscle Tables: Skeletal Muscles of the Human Body
This site is an index of detailed information about the musculoskeletal system of the body.
- OT Assessment and Outcome Measures
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.”
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."
The AOTA has created this page specifically for OTAs. There is a wealth of information here about OTA practice, regulation and supervision.
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.”
“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.
TOTA is our state affiliate organization of AOTA (see above).
"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."
APA Citation Help
- APA Reference List (PDF)
- APA Sample Research Paper (from Diana Hacker, former English faculty member at Prince George's Community College in Maryland)
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