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Doctor of Occupational Therapy

This guide is a collection of helpful databases, books, websites, and other information resources for students & faculty in the Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) program at SJSU.

New books

Using the SJSU King Library

1) Log in on our library website with your SJSU ID number and SJSUOne password to access our databases from anywhere off-campus. Are you having trouble accessing your library account? Contact:

Jeff Frank
Senior Customer Services Coordinator for Access
Phone: (408) 808-2326

2) Use Interlibrary Loan (ILL) to request access to something we don't have in our library, like a book or journal article. You will need to set up an account the first time you use ILL. Note: Be sure to set your status correctly. SJSU Distance indicates students members who are exclusively engaged in online classes. DNP students and faculty should select:

  • SJSU Distance Graduate Students
  • SJSU Distance Faculty   

3) Our Online Students' Guide has more tips and tricks for our SJSU distance faculty and students.

Easier off-campus access with the proxy bookmarklet!

Most online journal articles require subscriptions to get access. If SJSU Library subscribes to the journal in question, this tool will help you access the article off-site without first looking it up on the library website.

Drag this button up to your bookmarks toolbar in your browser (or right-click to save it to your favorites toolbar).

Now, when you're on a website that you'd like to redirect through the Library's proxy server, clicking this button will automatically reload the page.

If the full-text still won't open, we might not subscribe to this item. Look it up on OneSearch or submit an Interlibrary Loans request to get access.

Starting your research project

Coming up with a topic
Brainstorming search terms

Mapping out your project

More info about research methods

Finding journal articles

Looking for journal articles on a topic?

Start with one of these library databases.

You can also try any of the following:

Do you need more help searching our databases? Try one of these tutorials first. If you still need help, contact your librarian!

Finding research instruments

The SJSU Library has several resources that can be used to identify assessments and other instruments to support research and patient-care.

Caution: you may need to contact the author or publisher of a tool to 1) have access to the complete instrument and 2) get permission to reuse it.

Finding health statistics and open datasets

State & local
Additional resources

More sources can be found on the following SJSU research guides:

Using Zotero to organize your citations

Use a citation management software like Zotero to organize your body of knowledge, share citations within a research group, and format your citations in a given style.