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About Access Restrictions to Electronic Resources

Access and use of electronic resources made available by the Becker Medical Library are governed by license agreements between the School of Medicine and publishers or third parties. Several of the electronic resources carry some restriction on their use. Access may be restricted by user location, number of concurrent users, and/or password.

In short, most people experience access limitations based on the network to which their computer is connected. Below is a quick breakdown of what can be accessed from various networks.

BJH (Limited to) SLCH (Limited to) Proxy (Remote Access) WUSM Off Campus
UpToDate Online
American Academy of Pediatrics Journals
Applied Clinical Informatics
Harriet Lane Handbook
Red Book Online
UpToDate Online
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National Occupational Therapy Month

April is National Occupational Therapy month. In honor of  OT month, Becker Library has compiled a set of resources that pertain to the occupational therapy program at Washington University:

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Occupational Therapy at Washington University

Washington University established their Program in Occupational Therapy in 1938.  Seven years later, the St. Louis School for Occupational Therapy (which had been in existence since 1918) merged with the university’s program.  At this point, the program was administered within the School of Medicine, and the curriculum was increased to four years.  Today, the Washington University Program in Occupational Therapy is ranked among the best in the country and offers three degree programs:  Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT), Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD), and Post-Professional Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (PPOTD).

The Becker Library Archives maintains an occupational therapy collection that encompasses both the university’s program and the former St. Louis School of Occupational Therapy.  This collection includes administrative records, student notebooks, accreditation documents, and a number of photographs from the program.  Follow the link below for more information about this archival collection:

Occupational Therapy Program Records at Becker Library

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Becker Library Information Resources for Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy Subject Guide

Becker librarian Kim Lipsey has created a subject guide that is used in conjunction with Occupational Therapy courses.

Select Journals

*Must be on the WUSM network or logged into a proxy account to access full text

American Journal of Occupational Therapy

British Journal of Occupational Therapy

Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation

Occupational Therapy International

Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics

Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics

Select eBooks

*Must be on the WUSM network or logged into a proxy account to access

International Handbook of Occupational Therapy Interventions

Mosby’s Field Guide to Occupational Therapy for Physical Dysfunction

Occupational Therapy in Community-Based Practice Settings

Using Occupational Therapy Theory in Practice

Mobile App Resources

Members of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) can access their recommended lists of apps here:

Here are some other mobile apps/resources you may want to check out:

OTs with Apps Blog

The OTs with Apps blog provides reviews of apps and other technologies for OTs working with children and adults.  Most of the apps reviewed and recommended on the blog are apps that can be used with patients or clients.

OT Kinesiology Pro Consult; Cost: Free, available for iPhone/iPad

OT NBCOT Exam Prep 2015; Cost: $6.99, available for iPhone/iPad

Pocket Anatomy; Cost: $14.99, available for iPhone/iPad

Visual Anatomy; Cost: Free, available for Android devices

Nerve Whiz; Cost: Free, available for Android and Apple devices

You can find additional app recommendations at the Becker Mobile Medicine Resource guide:

Please contact if you have any questions about the resources listed in this brief.

* Please note: Becker Briefs pages may contain links, email addresses or information about resources which are no longer current.