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*Occupational Therapy: Evidence-Based Practice

Library and web resources to support the Occupational Therapy graduate degree program.

What is Evidence Based Practice?

These resources are excellent: 

Guide from Green River College uses occupational therapy examples.  For a handy review on how to search for evidence, see Section 4: How do I search for EBM articles?

2 x 4 word searching with PICO clinical question.  


Evidence Pyramid

Other EBP Websites or Search Engines

AOTA Evidence-Based Resources

AOTA's website has an excellent EBP Resource Directory, as well as an Evidence Exchange for CAPs. CATs are found in the EBP Topics. Use your student AOTA login to access these.


AOTA has also published a series of EBP can find these in URSUS by doing a title or keyword search for Practice guidelines series. Note: all the current guidelines are Reference:Library Use Only.

Finding the Evidence

A helpful guide on Resources for Evidence-Based Practice: the 6S Pyramid with PICO was developed by the Health Sciences Library at McMaster University. Keep in mind that they may have links that do not open for USM students.