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Therapist Assistant: Start

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



Welcome!  This guide will help you find Okanagan College Library resources for physical, occupational and recreational therapy

Use the tabs (above) for help with specific resources

The following documents are to help new TAD students starting in Fall 2018:


Start your Research with OCtopus

Search OCtopus: Find Books, Articles, & More!


OCtopus, the Library search engine, is a good place to start your research.  


Too many results? 

. Use the Peer Reviewed limiter on the left of your results screen.


. Choose the limiter of a specialised health database on the bottom left of your results screen, [you may have to click Show more

select  CINAHL or SPORTDiscus (for articles)

or Nursing Reference Center Plus (for evidence-based care sheets & patient education handouts, ebook chapters)


. add an extra term or phrase in the search box to focus your search results further to your professional area eg. add term therapist*


. Select the Advanced search option and search each concept on a separate line.

Use the drop down 'select a field' limiter and search by Subject.


Doing in-depth research?  Use the Find Articles tab for databases in this guide.


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Many OC Library online library resources included in this guide are licensed for use by students and employees and may require you to log in with your current OC student or employee ID ie. MyOkanagan user name and password.   

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