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Occupational Therapy: Getting Started

Key resources and tips for researching and finding literature for Occupational Therapy.

Getting Started Guide

This getting started packet details how to access eBooks, electronic journals, databases, and library help from on or off campus.

The research process

Steps for locating information for a research paper/project:

  1. Select a topic of interest and then state your topic as a question
  2. Identify the key concepts and words that describe your question
  3. Locate and retrieve information sources that support the topic question; this includes using library catalogs to locate reference books, encyclopedias, bibliographies, handbooks, statistics, videos, and other media
  4. Use online databases to find journal articles, newspapers, statistics, and other kinds of supporting materials
  5. Find Internet resources; this may include government documents, images, graphs, data, maps and more
  6. Evaluate what you find; take detailed notes; summarize and quote source material accurately
  7. Cite your sources of information accurately
    • Use a bibliographic management program such as EndNote to organize materials and write your paper with properly formatted citations

Connect to UofU Network

When off campus, click the Off Campus Access button below or from  Eccles Library home page to connect to the University of Utah Network. This will grant you full text access to Library subscriptions!         

Off Campus Access


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