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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)

Training guide: M in Occupational Therapy

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


Introduction to Mendeley, a free reference management tool (Mendeley guide and pre-recorded session)

Overview of Library website

Orientation to Library guide, resources and tools:  Postgraduate guide,  Help: Make an online appointment

Databases: Ebscohost Research Databases:  Cinahl,  Africa-Wide; Pubmed; Sabinet

Questions,  Feedback, Closing

Boolean operators

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.

Stellenbosch Harvard Referencing Technique

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.

Research Guides

Multimedia and images

Occupational Therapy (5172)  - from OVID Lippincott

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Storing and sharing of large files

Research Process: Plan and design

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*" )

Engage with the literature (look at synonyms, narrower, broader, alternative or additional terms in title, abstract, keywords, incl MeSH and author terms) and adapt strategy accordingly.

Search Ebscohost

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

Ebscohost Tutorials

How to find Books and Full-text articles

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Faculty librarian

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Ingrid van der Westhuizen
PO Box 19091, Tygerberg, 7505
+2721 21 938 9435

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