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Introduction to Occupational Therapy - OTAH101

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Alyssa Valenti
Library, L118

Welcome to the Library!

what is occupational therapy

We're so glad you're here!

Occupational Therapy Program Guide:

A guide listing the textbooks, circulating books, journals, and other resources available to you in the library.

Librarians are ready to work with you!

Students in the OTA Program at RVCC can work with any of the librarians if they have questions or research problems. Librarians are available for one-on-one help, email help, chat and phone help. 

At the top of every page on the library website you will see the Ask us! option that you can use to either start a live chat with a librarian or email your question and one of us will reply promptly.

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You can also schedule an appointment with a librarian to meet one-on-one, in-person or on zoom, for in-depth assistance.

Other ways to get in touch:

Phone - 908-218-8865
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Text message - 908-838-0766


Our goals for today's class:

  • Understand scholarly communication in the occupational therapy discipline
  • Identify different source types and understand why you would choose to use one or the other
  • Understand how scholarly journals are organized
  • Deconstruct and interpret a specific scholarly journal
  • Discover OT journals available in the library and how to find them
  • Know the basic databases available for OT research