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Databases for finding articles

APA PsycINFO - American Psychological Association PyscInfo contains citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, and technical reports in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines including medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business, and law. Previously know as PsycINFO in 2020 the name was changed to APA PsycInfo.  APA PsychInfo (Ebsco platform) video tutorial 

APA PsycTESTS - The APA PsycTests database is an extensive collection of items associated with psychological measures, scales, surveys, and other instruments essential to the research needs of professionals, students, and educators across the behavioral and social sciences. Previously know as PsycTESTS in 2020 the name was changed to APA PsycTests.

CINAHL Plus - CINAHL Plus provides indexing for 3,123 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health (including occupational therapy), with indexing back to 1937. In addition, this database offers access to health care books, nursing dissertations, selected conference proceedings, standards of practice, educational software, audiovisuals and book chapters, as well as Evidence-Based Care Sheets. Searchable cited references for more than 1,190 journals are also included. Full text material includes nearly 80 journals plus legal cases, clinical innovations, critical paths, drug records, research instruments and clinical trials.  CINAHL Search video tutorial 

MOHO-IRM Web - Model of Human Occupation is a confidential online resource for occupational therapy practitioners, educators, students, and researchers. Here you may access and use all of the MOHO assessments and interventions that are supported for distribution through the University of Illinois at Chicago. Assessments for sale have been psychometrically validated using classical test theory and RASCH approaches. References to this research and other evidence for the use of MOHO throughout the world are available in the Scholarship section.

NARIC - The National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC) is the library of the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). We collect, catalog, and disseminate the articles, reports, curricula, guides, and other publications and products of the research projects funded by NIDILRR. NIDILRR funds more than 250 projects each year that conduct research on a wide range of issues including technology, health and function, independent living, and capacity building. 

OTSeeker  - OTseeker is a database that contains abstracts of systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials and other resources relevant to occupational therapy interventions. Most trials have been critically appraised for their validity and interpretability. In one database, OTseeker provides fast and easy access to information from a wide range of sources to inform occupational therapy.  Basic Search Help 

PubMed - The National Library of Medicine's free article database covering a wide range of biomedical and life sciences literature. PubMed tutorial 

Scopus - SCOPUS is a large bibliographic database of scientific, technical, medical and social sciences literature and includes abstracts to conference proceedings, trade publications, books and patents.  Scopus tutorial 

Web of Science - Web of Science allows for concurrent searching of the following bibliographic databases: Science Citation Index,
Social Sciences Citation Index and the Arts & Humanities Citation Index.

Health & Psychosocial Instruments (HAPI) - Provides measurement instruments (i.e., questionnaires, checklists, index measures, rating scales, projective techniques, vignettes/scenarios and tests)  in the health fields, psychosocial sciences or organizational behavior.    

Finding background information on diseases/conditions/drugs

Professional Associations


Please contact Denise Hannibal for recommendations for additional resources at email

Contact Debbie Thomas for help with literature searches at email