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Occupational Science/Occupational Therapy Resources: Databases

Resources for the Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy Division programs.

Created by Health Science Librarians

Intro to Using the Library

Major Medical & Interdisciplinary Databases

OT-Specific Database

Other Core Databases for OS/OT

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.  

See Link on this page for the OT - Specific Databases, OT Seeker.

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:


More guides from the libraries

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

  • E-Research by Discipline pages includes subject specialist librarian contacts, databases, e-journals, guides, related resources.

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:

Learn How to Use Library Databases

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

A to Z Databases

All campus databases

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

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.

Anatomy & Physiology Resources

Some Food for Thought on Searching for Disability Research

For UNC Chapel Hill Users FIND@UNC link for Full Text.