Occupational Therapy

Electronic Resources

The NHS subscribes to key healthcare databases, full text journals, e-books and more for its staff. To access these you need to have an Athens username and password. You can obtain one by self-registering at: www.evidence.nhs.uk

An Athens Self-Registration leaflet is available from the Education Centre Libraries at Good Hope, Heartlands, Solihull and Queen Elizabeth hospital

E-Books Collection

(Require Athens Registration)


Staff can access the following Occupational Therapy full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

  • American Journal of Occupational Therapy

  • Australian Occupational Therapy Journal

  • Arthritis Research and Therapy

  • Canadian Occupational Therapy Journal

  • Disability and Health Journal

  • International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research

  • Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness

  • NZ Journal of Occupational Therapy

Useful Websites

This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Occupational Therapy professionals.

Anatomy TV


The 3D anatomy resource features anatomical pictures that can be rotated, and layers can be removed in order to expose underlying structures. Access via Athens.

Australian Association of OTs


Aims to support, promote and represent the profession as a key element of the AH sector.

British Association of & College of OTs


The British Association is the professional body representing the community staff across the UK

Clinical Key


Clinical Key enables searching from a single platform across eBooks, eJournals, procedural videos, drug information, patient information and images. Access via Athens.

The Cochrane Library


Full-text access to high-quality evidence such as systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials (RCTs). to inform healthcare decision making.

Evidence-based Practice Research in OT


Research to critically review evidence regarding effectiveness of OT interventions.

Health Professionals Council


A register of health professionals who meet the standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health.



A targeted “current awareness” service for high impact documents in your area.

NHS Evidence


24/7 portal available to all NHS staff and students to access nationally procured resources. Access via Athens.

OT JISC Discussion List


Facilitates discussion and generates ideas and information about matters relating to OT.

OT Seeker


A database of abstracts of SRs & RCTs relevant to OTs. Trials have been critically appraised.



A smart, fast tool for you to find high-quality clinical research evidence. Provided by HEE