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Therapist Assistant

This guide will help Therapist Assistant students find research information in the OC Library collections and on the Internet.


Want to Improve Your Research Learn How to Use the OCtopus Advanced Search

Search Features Include:

  • Boolean Operators (AND, OR, and NOT)
  • Search In Specific Field (Title, Author, Subject Terms, Journal Title, Abstract, etc.)  
  • Add Addition Search Boxes

Physiotherapy Resources

Searching with Wildcards and Truncation Symbols


You can use wildcard and truncation symbols to create searches with unknown characters, multiple spellings, or various endings.

  • The asterisk (*) matches multiple characters.
  • The hash sign (#) matches one optional character.
  • The question mark (?) matches exactly one character.

Want to learn more about how to search? 


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