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Research Methodology: Health and Rehabilitation: Workshop: M Occupational therapy

A guide for students of the Faculty of Medicine & health Sciences (created for Research Methodology module)


Welcome to this session and guide that serve as an introduction to the online library, resources and support  available when conducting your research during  your journey as Masters  in Occupational Therapy student.
Interactive floor plan with available spaces, services & resources

Recommended resources customized presentation and library guide,  Databases: Ebscohost, Africa-Wide, Sabinet, Tools: Compile a search strategey: Sheet & Boolean logic, Mendeley, Guides & tutorials Postgraduate guide,  Help: Ask, IL.  Questions.

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Boolean operators

Help with Statistical Analysis

Biostatistics Clinic  - from the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics - runs from 13:00-17:00 every first Wednesday of the month.

Multimedia and images

Occupational Therapy (5172)  - from OVID Lippincott

Watch our videos, and more help on using the library

Off-campus Access for Stellenbosch Registered Users

This guide has been created to assist you with common problems related to accessing Stellenbosch University Library e-resources from off-campus. Some of these problems include:

  • Password related problems
  • Access to full text articles via Google Scholar
  • Web browser preferences
  • Cache/cookies problems

Storing and sharing of large files

Research Guides

Training: Your library online, Services, Spaces, Resources

Class Presentation: Masters in Occupational Therapy

Example: Search string using boolean logic

Available services and programs delivered by occupational therapists for autism

___________ AND ( ___ OR ___) AND _______

(autism OR autistic) AND (service* OR program* OR resources) AND ( "occupational therapy" OR "occupational therapist*" )

Search strategy tutorial

Possible topics to use with the worksheet:

  • Geographic information systems in maternal health
  • Minimally invasive surgery to treat gynecological cancer: conventional laparoscopy and/or robot-assisted surgery

Search Ebscohost

Research databases
Limit Your Results
  • Select / Deselect all
  • Academic Search Premier
  • Africa-Wide Information
  • Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

Ebscohost Tutorials

Referencing styles at Stellenbosch

Authors of academic texts always need to acknowledge the sources they use for their research.

Follow the link below to learn why you need to reference, when and how you should provide references. The book covers the Harvard, APA and Vancouver methods and the footnote system.

Mendeley and referencing

For this part of the session, please follow in our Mendeley library guide

For detailed examples on the Vancouver style: visit the  Referencing libguide and follow the uniform requirements link at bottom of page under Faculty and health Sciences: Vancouver 

Stellenbosch Harvard Referencing Technique

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Faculty librarian

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