Occupational Therapy Resources on the Web

Faculty Liaison: Prof. Kim Henrichon

General Sites

AOTA: The American Occupational Therapy Association - Information about this important professional organization, and many resources for OTs, OTAs, and students, including a job database.

OT Seeker - Abstracts of systematic reviews and randomized controlled trials relevant to occupational therapy.


American Occupational Therapy Association
American Physical Therapy Association
American Society of Hand Therapists
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
American Therapeutic Recreation Association
Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists
Hand Therapy Certification Commission
National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation

Medical Reference

MedTerms Medical Dictionary - Find definitions for medical terms on this physician-sponsored site.

Merck Manual Professional Version - Find information on medical topics, symptoms, drugs, procedures, news and more, written for the health care professional.

Merriam Webster Dictionary - Very brief definitions from Webster.

Quackwatch - "Your Guide to Quackery, Health Fraud, and Intelligent Decisions."


The Whole Brain Atlas - View the healthy brain as well as a brain affected by various disorders.

Hosford Muscle Tables - A clickable map and detailed information on the skeletal muscles. Does not provide images.

Anatomy of the Human Body - The classic Gray's Anatomy.

Diseases & Disorders

Note: See also the General Medical Sites section below for information on diseases & disorders.

Medline Plus: Health Topics - Links to quality web resources containing substantial information about various disorders.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Data and reports on diseases & health topics; includes Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, a good source of statistics and information on disease trends.

Evidence-Based Practice

Please Note: You can search for evidence-based research in our research databases as well.

Centre For Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM)
Cochrane Library
Evidence-based practice and research - AOTA
National Guideline Clearinghouse
OTseeker - Occupational Therapy Systematic Evaluation of Evidence
Physiotherapy Evidence Database  (PEDro)

General Medical Sites

HardinMD - This is a metadirectory of Internet health resources. Leads to pages of links on topics you select. A service of Hardin Library at the University of Iowa

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine - Government information on approaches to health care that are outside the scope of traditional medicine.

National Health Information Center - Maintains a calendar of National Health Observances. Connects health professionals and consumers to the organizations that can best answer their questions.

National Library of Medicine - A huge site of helpful health information collected and organized by the National Library of Medicine.

Office on Women's Health - A metasite for health professionals & consumers; has news, FAQs, reports; covers general & special health topics like disabilities and women of color; links to medical journals, reference materials, and more.

NARIC: National Rehabilitation Information Center - NARIC is the library of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR.).  Sections include: Disability Resources; Publications; Knowledgebase; and Articles, Books, and Reports.  Use the REHABDATA search tool to locate materials in the Articles, Books and Reports section.

Journal and Citations Databases

American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) Resource Notes - "offer insights into human occupation as it relates to current societal issues."

Baystate Health Sciences Library - Visit this site to get directions, hours and access to the Health Sciences Library Online Catalog. The Library is open to the public but you need to pay for copies and can not check out books.

BioMed Central - An online database that provides free, full-text access to over 290 peer-reviewed open access journals across all areas of biology and medicine. Includes commentary, reviews, and more.

ERIC - Search for OT materials from an educational perspective.

Free Medical Journals - Site dedicated to the promotion of free access to medical journals over the Internet.

PubMed - "comprises more than 26 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 web sites."

PubMed Central - "a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM)." - "searches over 60 databases and over 2200 selected websites from 15 federal agencies, offering 200 million pages of authoritative U.S. government science information including research and development results."

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