OTBS 10600: Introduction to Occupational Therapy

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This is a great tool for finding education, health promotion, and psychosocial health articles along with research articles.
This is a great tool for finding the psychology literature from 1887 to present.
This is a great tool for finding the biomedical research literature.
ERIC (Ebsco interface)
This is a great tool for finding articles about education.
SocINDEX with Full Text
This is a great tool for finding sociology articles. 


Search Tips

Have fun with your search by "OR-ing" terms, trying truncation using the * symbol, and changing the drop-down menu to abstract or title 

Search Strategy:
1. outside OR outdoor* OR nature OR playground OR fort* OR wood* OR natural playground* OR natural environment
2. play* OR imagin*
3. psycholog* OR cognitive
4. research

Don't forget to select Peer-Reviewed when searching the databases


Don't forget to select Research Article when searching CINAHL 

Don't forget to select Journal Article or Article

Don't forget to select an Age Group if it's relevant to your search


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Scholarly vs. Popular

Here is a very short and helpful tutorial explaining Scholarly vs. Popular Journals: