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ODT 712: Occupational Therapy Theory: Searching by Concepts

ODT 712 Occupational Therapy Theory

Perhaps one of the most difficult parts of searching is deciding how to break the search down into logical and searchable concept groups.  Let's try breaking a few searches down for practice.  Please refer to the chat box for a link to a group activity.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Help, I am not finding enough results!

Help, I am not finding enough results!
I hear this often.  Here are a few tips:
  • Try using another database
  • Try using alternative search terms
  • Try taking out one of your search parameters
  • Ask your helpful librarian for assistance!

Help, I am getting way too many results!

Help, I am getting way too many results!
I hear this often.  Here are a few tips:
  • Try adding another parameter - Focus your question
    • population, location, age group, specific medication, etc.
  • Try limiting your search to only titles and abstracts instead of looking at all terms
  • Ask your helpful librarian for assistance!

Searching is an Iterative Process

Searching is an iterative process.  There is no real "right way" to search.  It is very much trial and error.  Try something.  If it doesn't work, try something else.  When you find something that works, build on it.  If you need help, reach out.