Skip to Main Content

Occupational Therapy Research Guide: Overview


Start your topic research in Health & Medicine with an encyclopedic or similar resource from Credo Reference!

Cross-searches over 60 full text reference books with a single search. Find facts and background material, images, sound files, animations, videos and topic pages that organize research tools available for your topic. There is also a concept map, interactive software to map out and focus your chosen research topic.

Credo Health & Medicine Topic Pages

With one click, get encyclopedia summary articles, Mind Maps, charts and graphs, related articles, and more on your research topic!

Access Science - Medicine & Health Sciences by McGraw Hill provides access to more than 8500 articles and Research Reviews covering all major scientific disciplines and encompassing the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology and the McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology; 115,000+ definitions from the McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms; 3000 biographies of well-known scientific figures; 18,000+ downloadable videos, images and animations illustrating key topics.

Research 101 - Getting Started in Library Research

Try the steps outlined in this guide for a simple and effective search strategy to find information for your research paper, project or presentation.

Getting Started in Library Research

International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF)

Mapping the Literature

Core Databases for Occupational Therapy

Search Library Resources with WSU Discovery Service!

What is Occupational Therapy?

Occupational therapy practitioners ask,

"What matters to you?" not, "What's the matter with you?"


Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations).


From the American Occupational Therapy Association

Health Sciences & Electronic Resources Librarian

Profile Photo
William Lundmark
Learning Resource Center Room 226