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Occupational Therapy PP-OTD

OT-891 Part 1: Modules 1 & 2

This supplementary content coincides with Modules 1 and 2 in your OT 891 D2L course. On this page you will find additional information on APA 7, using Zotero and locating background information to inform your Innovation Project Proposal.


Zotero Logo. The Z is in burgundy and the rest of the letters are in black.

Zotero is a free citation management tool whose central feature is that it can easily and accurately import items directly from the web. It has a desktop application as well as a "Browser Connector" to make it work with most major browsers. Zotero also integrates into Microsoft Word and GoogleDocs for easy citation insertion and reference list creation.

New to Zotero? Take the D2L workshop!

Quick Set-Up Instructions

  1. Create your Zotero account. 
    1. An account isn't required, but in order to sync your account across multiple devices, youll need to register.
    2. You are not restricted to your IHP email and may use whichever email address you prefer.
  2. At the Zotero Download page, you can choose which version(s) you want.

Do you need to import your library from RefWorks? Take a look at our page about Transitioning from RefWorks to Zotero for step-by-step instructions.

More Help

Our Complete Guide to Zotero will take you step by step through all of its features.

For in-person assistance, please request an appointment with a librarian.

Answering Background Questions

Background questions tend to be informational questions that ask for general information. 

Answers to background questions are best found in secondary and tertiary sources, such as review articles and clinical guidelines, textbooks, and reference materials (e.g. encyclopedias, etc.)

Use these databases to find answers to background questions.

Locating Literature Reviews

Literature reviews are great places to start your search for information. They provide an overview of current research and can help you identify vocabulary for your searches.

Searching for Reviews in PubMed

1. Search for your topic. 

2. Select Review from the filters in the left sidebar. 

Searching for Reviews in CINAHL

1. Search for your topic. 

2. Look at the Refine Results column on the left and select Show More

3. Select Review in the Publications box and then Search