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  • *PubMed is free through the National Library of Medicine(NLM). It does not include a large percentage of free full-text articles, but if you click on PubMed from Cincinnati State’s Library page you will be linked to our full-text subscriptions. (see slide 19)
  • Use to review your disease/topic for background information and keywords BEFORE searching in a database. Link on slide 31
  • If you would like to search several databases at the same time, – click on “Choose Databases” and a list of indexes will appear.
  • “Boolean logic” was used in the search box to combine concepts (disabilities and occupational therapy) using the word “and”.
  • To print this article you would click on “PDF Full Text” and follow the print commands. Other options are available to you for printing the citation and abstract, saving to your flash drive, and finding the correct citation format. (see arrow above)
  • Journal articles are the best place to find reports of current evidence.
  • Explain levels of evidence and how the journal literature combines with clinical expertise and patient concerns to create a recommendation for care.
  • These Evidence-Based Care Sheets have been designed for nursing care.
    When searching this database, experiment with limits to “research article” , “peer-reviewed journal” or
    “evidence-based practice”.
  • Xavier has OT Search as well as books and journals on Occupational Therapy. Most books could be checked out by our students with their Surge card through OhioLINK.
  • My email address is:
  • Library class for occupational therapy students

    1. 1. Brigid Almaguer, MLS Reference Librarian Johnnie Mae Berry Library, Cincinnati State Fall Semester 2015* Library Class for Occupational Therapy Students *Note: This PowerPoint presentation is updated regularly and older versions may contain information that is no longer accurate.
    2. 2. Objectives: Evidence-based Information and OT websites Books Journal Articles How To Find
    3. 3. First Step: Use the customized library guide for OTA
    4. 4. Finding Books  BLINK - Cincinnati State Library Catalog  OhioLINK - Borrow books from other college libraries in Ohio
    5. 5. The Library Catalog - BLINK
    6. 6. Search BLINK using keywords or subject headings OT Sample Keywords OT Sample Subject Headings  activities of daily living  assistive devices  adapted equipment  home management  human activities  movement analysis  self-efficacy  motor control  leisure benefits  Occupational Therapy  Self-help Devices for Children With Disabilities  Home Care Services  Cerebrovascular disease—patients— rehabilitation  Brain damage— patients—rehabilitation  Exercise therapy  Handicraft—therapeutic use  Movement Disorders
    7. 7. Finding Books in OhioLINK OhioLINK is a consortium of Ohio college libraries. It can be used to borrow books that the Cincinnati State Library does not own. If you do not find a book you are looking for in our catalog (BLINK), or the book is checked out: 1. Click on the “OhioLINK” box 2. Click on “REQUEST THIS ITEM” 3. Choose “Cincinnati State” from the dropdown menu 4. Type in your name and your 7-digit student id number
    8. 8. Using BLINK to order from OhioLINK This book is checked out – order from OhioLINK
    9. 9. Requesting From OhioLINK
    10. 10. OhioLINK (conti.)  The book you order will be sent to Cincinnati State’s library in 3-5 days (called Johnnie Mae Berry Library)  We will send you an email at your college email address when it arrives  Use your Surge card to check it out at the Circulation Desk.  Make sure to return it or renew it within 3 weeks – we’ll send you a reminder email when it is coming due
    11. 11. Finding Full-text Journal Articles OPTIONS  Search the Periodical Indexes  Order hard-to-find articles through Interlibrary Loan(ILL)  Visit local university libraries  Use free web-based databases  Check publisher’s websites
    12. 12. What Are Periodical Indexes?  A periodical index includes scholarly journal articles, magazine articles, and newspaper articles.  Periodical Indexes are also called “databases”.  They are usually developed around subject areas such as medicine (MEDLINE), nursing and allied health (CINAHL)  They are an easy place to go to find out what has been published on your topic and, if the databases include full-text, print out the articles.
    13. 13. About Periodical Indexes  Periodical indexes look different depending on who owns them  All of the EBSCO databases will have the same interface, examples: CINAHL, Medline With Full Text, Academic Search Complete, Health Source/Nursing Academic  Each database will have “search tips” or a help screen.  Ask a librarian if you need help selecting the correct database or finding the correct keyword or subject heading to use.
    14. 14. Periodical Indexes Some periodical indexes that include OT information:  CINAHL Plus  PubMed*  OVID (nursing journals)  Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition  Academic Search Complete  Medline with Full Text  Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection  ERIC (education database)
    15. 15. How to Find Periodical Indexes use the OTA Library Guide – Finding Articles tab
    16. 16. How to Use CINAHL 1. Click on CINAHL 2. Enter your search terms, such as “occupation al therapy and disabilities”
    17. 17. •There are 281 articles on “disabilities and occupational therapy” •Notice that the full-text box is checked in order to get the articles available to print out Using CINAHL
    18. 18. Using CINAHL •Browse through your list of titles •Once you have found a title that you are interested in; click on it •You will see citation information including authors and source, as well as, subject headings that were assigned to the article and an abstract of the article
    19. 19. Using PubMed
    20. 20. Another strategy for finding full-text journal articles: Google the Journal Title: Sometimes going to the publisher’s website can give you valuable information. Occasionally you will find selected articles available to print for free. (don’t spend your own money for articles -- we might be able to help you find them through the library – ask first!)
    21. 21. Two Occupational Therapy Journals we have in the library:  American Journal of Occupational Therapy – current year on journal shelf  OT Practice (AOTA) – January 1998 –present on journal shelf
    22. 22.  EJC (Electronic Journal Center- OhioLINK)  DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)  A-Z Journal Finder (from Cincinnati State)  Google Scholar If you're working from off-campus, be sure to set your Google Scholar settings so that they link to the full-text of articles owned by Cincinnati State. It's easy!  Start at Google Scholar  Click the "Settings" link  Click on "Library Links"  Type "Cincinnati State" in the search box  Check the box next to Cincinnati State's result, then "Save"  When searching, you'll see a link for "Find It!@CinState" if you have access to the article through our library. If you're off-campus, you'll need to enter your name & 7 digit college ID to connect. Once connected, look for the .pdf link to open the full-text article More free, full-text article sources:
    23. 23. Before requesting that we get an article from another library: 1) look in our catalog (BLINK) and OhioLINK 2) look at the suggestions on previous slides 3) If you still cannot find the full-text (and you have a two week or more lead time) you can order the article through ILL. Access the eform through your Blackboard account using eforms and keyword search for “Interlibrary” Make sure you have all of the identifying information with you, such as journal title, volume #, dates, page numbers and title of article and the source of your citation. Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
    24. 24. Why do you need to know how to find journal articles? Evidence-Based Practice
    25. 25. What is Evidence-based practice? “Evidence-based practice” (EBP) uses evidence (from published journal articles) to form the basis of treatment for patients . “The Evidence-based approach recognizes that clinicians can never be completely current with all conditions, medications, materials, or available products, and provides a mechanism for assimilating current research findings into everyday practice in order to provide the best possible care.” Forrest, JL & Miller, SA. (2004) Part 1: the anatomy of evidence-based publications: article summaries and systematic reviews. Journal of Dental Hygiene, 78(2), 343-348.
    26. 26. “In an effort to be more efficient and reduce costs, occupational therapists must be able to document that the therapy they provide a given patient is the most appropriate and has the highest likelihood of success.” [J Med Libr Assoc 95(4) October 2007 p399]. Meta analysis, systematic reviews, randomized clinical trials, and evidence-based care sheets are all used to provide the best information to select care plans for patients in medicine and nursing, as well as occupational therapy. EBP in Occupational Therapy
    27. 27. IMPORTANT: go to AOTA’s website first to see if there is research available on your topic!!! American Occupational Therapy Association click on “Practice” and “Evidence-Based Practice & Research” (use your own student login to access some information) Places to Find Evidence-based Information
    28. 28. Evidence-based Information  OTCATs (University of Western Sydney, Australia) click on “Topics”  WFOT – World Federation of Occupational Therapists  PEDro (Physiotherapy Evidence Database)
    29. 29. Evidence-based Information  StrokEngine (from Canada)  TRIP (evidence-based medicine database from the UK)
    30. 30. Evidence-Based Care Sheets- CINAHL
    31. 31. Useful Databases That Are Free:  The Cochrane Collaboration (free summaries only)  National Guideline Clearinghouse (public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines)  MedlinePlus (very good consumer information from NIH & NLM – a great place to start!)  OTSeeker Univ. of Queensland & Univ. of Western Sydney  PSYCBITE (Psychological Database for Brain Impairment Treatment Efficacy, Australia)
    32. 32. Local Resources  With your Surge card (proving you are a member of OhioLINK) you may also use other local OhioLINK university libraries such as Xavier and UC.  Xavier University has a graduate program in Occupational Therapy and therefore has a large collection of OT books and journals. When you are on their campus, you will also have access to databases that are not available at Cincinnati State such as OT Search.
    33. 33. Xavier Library hours Xavier University Library Guide for Occupational Therapy
    34. 34. Feel free to contact the Cincinnati State Library if you have a question!!!