Skip to Main Content

Occupational Therapy - Dallas

Occupational therapy research guide for TWU Dallas students, faculty and staff.

Recommended Resources

Best Bets

Other Recommended Databases

Specialist Databases



For Rehabilitation Therapists

For Medical and Scientific Information

Accessing Journals through TWU Libraries

Look for relevant journals by entering in their title, a general subject such as occupational or physical therapy, or the topic you are investigating, e.g. stroke.

Screen grab of TWU Libraries website showing journal search

Common Publications for Occupational Therapy

Accessing eBooks through TWU Libraries

Screen grab of search engine on TWU Libraries website

  • Once you have your search results, use the options on the left to select for "full text online" and "books." (You can access these options through the filter or funnel icon toward the top of your screen on your mobile device.)
  • Click on "apply filters" to see your new results.

Screen grab of TWU Libraries online catalog and filters for full text online and books

Other Ways to Search for eBooks

Anatomy and Physical Examinations

Other Educational Video Collections

What Is Grey Literature?

Put simply, grey literature is scholarly material that hasn't been peer reviewed and/or published, like government documents, white papers, student dissertations, or conference proceedings and minutes. 

Why Use Grey Literature?


Even if an article or book chapter is eventually produced from grey literature,  this by definition is a secondary source and the original works from which it is derived can contain information that is never included in the journal article. 


Grey literature can offer a broader view on topics, such as websites for organizations or community blog postings.


Results of studies may appear in grey literature 12 to 18 months before being published via traditional channels.


Rather than waiting years for the publication of a revised edition, authors, editors, and content creators can update information when needed, a factor that reinforces the timeliness of grey literature.

Open Access

There is a great abundance of grey literature that is freely available online.

Where to Look for Grey Literature

Finding these studies can be difficult, but there are a few online resources that can be used to discover this type of unpublished research.