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HSC 5006: Introduction to Research and Evidence-Based Practice: Welcome

The Assignment

Learn and review resources and methods to retrieve research in preparation for the capstone project.

PICO Fromat

  • P - Patient, problem, population
  • I - Intervention
  • C - Comparison, control
  • O - Outcome 

For review and practice:

APA Formatting


Lists of all ASU database subscriptions are available at Databases by Title and Databases by Subject.

OT Search

The American Occupational Foundation (AOTF) and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) jointly support OT SEARCH, a bibliographic database covering the literature of occupational therapy and related subject areas. The full text of the indexed resources is not in this database, only the bibliographic information to identify the material and an author's abstract, when one exists. In the future, links to sources for full-text copies will be added to records in OT SEARCH. Currently, OT SEARCH contains over 41,900 records of materials dating from 1910 to the present...

About OT Search, Jan., 7, 2016


OTseeker, Occupational Therapy Systematic Evaluation of Evidence

OTseeker is a database that contains abstracts of systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials and other resources relevant to occupational therapy interventions. Most trials have been critically appraised for their validity and interpretability. In one database, OTseeker provides fast and easy access to information from a wide range of sources to inform occupational therapy.

OTseeker, , Jan. 7, 2016


PubMed comprises more than 25 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher websites., 11/3/2015


  • PMC (PubMed Central) - free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature a the U. S. National Institute of Health's National Library of Medicine, NIH/NLM.
  • BioMed Central ... Publisher with a large portfolio of peer-reviewed open access journals.

PubMed Training - Tutorials help make successful PubMed searches happen. A few key tutorials are listed below:

Health Source: Nursing/Academic 

Over 520 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines and indexing for many more. Includes the AHFS (American Society of Health-System Pharmacists) Consumer Medication Information, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets.

EBSCO, Choose Databases link, Jan. 15, 2016.

Academic Search Premier

An EBSCO multi-disciplinary database provides full-text for more than 4,600 journals including full text for more than 3,900 peer reviewed titles. 


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