Other Resources for OT Research


Pathfinders are guides to information sources on specific topics often researched by occupational therapists.  They include resources that can be found in The Wilma L. West Library/OTSEARCH, and on the internet. Pathfinders direct you to specific and reliable sources of information on a topic.  The books, videos, websites and other sources that are included on the pathfinders have been evaluated and selected by librarians at the Wilma L. West Library, so you can be confident that the information will be current, reliable and credible. 


The Wilma L. West Library is pleased to release the Archives of Occupational Therapy, edited by Wm. R. Dunton, Jr., MD,  Volumes I-III, 1922-1924.     
The digitization and open access of the Archives was made possible with the generosity of donors through Causes.com, summer of 2011.

Research Competencies

Developed by AOTF's Academic Development Committee, these Research Competencies were approved by the AOTA Representative Assembly in 1998. They are intended to provide support for educators working to meet the ACOTE Standards for Education.
Research is a way of discovering knowledge through the systematic investigation of a phenomenon or problem.