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Occupational Therapy Assistant: Find Articles

This guide is designed to support Occupational Therapy Assistant program @ Mott Community College


Enter 14 digit number above the barcode on your Mott ID card when prompted to access Mott's research databases.


Listed below are links to online tools that will help those unfamiliar with our databases to use them effectively.


Introduction to EBSCOhost (CINAHL Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature)  These are basic directions one will use to search the CINAHL online database.


Search Options for Nursing and Allied Health Collection (found within Gale PowerSearch)  This link provides viewers with an introduction to the basic mechanics involved in conducting a search on this user-friendly database 


Why use a journal article?

Articles that appear in scholarly journals provide the most up-to-date research on nursing topics.  Scholarly journal articles have went through a publication process that includes fact-checking and editing.  These articles can also be easily cited.

Why use an online database?

Online databases combine the power of the Internet with the content from journals in the field of nursing.  The Mott College Library subscribes to databases that provides access to articles for current students, faculty and staff.

Find Articles

Once at, click on:

  • Full-Text articles under "Using PubMed"
    •  Then click on PubMed Central.
    • Then change the search area to PubMed by using the "pull-down menu". 
    • Type in your search strategy:  "modalities occupational therapy"
    • Narrow search by clicking on "Free Full-Text Article" in left-hand column.
    • "Free PMC article" will follow the article citation if the article is available at no cost.
    • Click on the article title, which will take you to the abstract.  
    • Click on the "Free PMC article" at end of abstract to take you to the full-text article and abstract.

Subject Guide

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