OTseeker is a free Australian online database of evidence-based practice material related to occupational therapy.
This resource gives access to citations and (sometimes) abstracts of journal articles.
Pros and cons: advantages of using OTseeker:
Pros and cons: disadvantages of using OTseeker:
OTseeker defaults to Basic Search. You can use the search box to retrieve articles that contain, in their abstract or title, the keyword/s you specified.
You can use Advanced Search. There are four types of searching you can do:
You can combine the different lines of search using Boolean (combining) operators.
NOTE: if you are using the Any Field box, and wish search for a specific phrase, you need to enclose it in double quotation marks. But if you are using a text field box, OTseeker will search for the exact phrase of the words you enter (and you mustn't use double quotation marks).
Your results will be presented as brief records. They are sorted by relevance, but you can change this. You can click on a title to view the article details. You can select certain records, and View Selected.
At the bottom of a results list, you can email results. If you have selected only certain records, you can email those.
From a detailed record, you can export to EndNote.
You shouldn't expect to get the full articles in your results. In most cases, you will need to search for the articles in Primo Search to get the full-text.