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Occupational Therapy Guide: Getting Started

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The ‘Find It’ icon (or ‘Find It @ JCU Library’ link) is available in many databases. It will provide a link to the full text of a citation or reference where we have a subscription. Click on it when it appears next to the article you want. If the full text is not available digitally it will give you options for locating the item in the print collection or from other sources.

Hints and tips

Found a reference or citation but can't find the full text?

  1. Do a journal title search in the Library catalogue to see if we have a paper subscription. If the paper copy is on another campus, complete a journal article request form and the article will be emailed to you. (This service is only available to students in Australia).
  2. Try One Search or Google with the title in "inverted commas" to force a phrase search - you might get lucky and find the full text online.

InfoSkills Toolkit

Go to the InfoSkills Toolkit by clicking hereInfoSkills Toolkit

The InfoSkills Toolkit is a self-paced training tool to help you understand what is needed to unpack your assignment question, work out the keywords for your research, find good quality sources and reference them appropriately.

There are four modules, and you can work through them in order, or jump straight to the part you need. Come back to the guide whenever you need a refresher on basic searching skills.

Occupational Therapy Databases

Please see below for video tutorials on how to search Medline, CINAHL, Scopus and Informit, as well as a video lecture on the Basics of Searching.

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Video Tutorials for Finding Articles



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