Occupational Science/Occupational Therapy Resources: Databases


Major Medical & Interdisciplinary Databases

Anatomy & Physiology Resources

Occupations Search (including Leisure/Recreation Related Topics)

Some databases to try, depending upon the focus of your search. Remember that IF you need scholarly journal articles, you may have to filter or limit your results.  

OT - Specific Databases include OT Search and OT Seeker (see links on this page)

Some General Databases include these:

Some additional databases to try, depending upon your topic/occupation include these: 

Some potential search terms that may help focus your search (check each database's subject headings or thesaurus for more). Depending upon the occupation you are searching and the database, it sometimes helps to narrow your search by pairing one or another of these terms with your occupation term. 

  • amusements
  • games
  • hobbies
  • leisure or leisure time
  • recreation
  • recreational activities
  • relaxation

See, also:


OT-Specific Databases

Other Core Databases for OS/OT

More guides from Main Library & HSL

To broaden your research, use E-Research by Discipline  from Davis Library and the additional HSL guides, below.

  • Each E-Research Discipline includes librarian contacts, databases, e-journals, guides, related resources.

Implicit Bias Resources Guide

"Implicit biases are discriminatory biases based on implicit attitudes or implicit stereotypes. Implicit biases are especially intriguing, and also especially problematic, because they can produce behavior that diverges from a person's avowed or endorsed beliefs or principles."  

Greenwald, Anthony G., and Linda Hamilton Krieger. "Implicit Bias: Scientific Foundations." California Law Review 94, no. 4 (2006): 945-67. doi:10.2307/20439056.

Learn How to Use Library Databases

A to Z Databases

All campus databases

  • browse by title
  • browse by subject
  • search by database name

Aids for Organizing Your Search

Use this guide to help visualize and plan your search:

Use this log to keep your search organized and to document your search strategy for reporting:

Find @ UNC

Click on the Find @ UNC button button in database results to:

  • Go directly to most online articles
  • Export article citations to Endnote or to formats for other reference managers
  • Use Google Scholar or the Google Scholar Button browser add-in to find free full text.
  • Search the UNC-CH Library Catalog to find the print journal
  • Send an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request if the journal is not owned by UNC-CH