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Occupational Therapy Assistant: Getting Started

This guide will help you to navigate many of the resources and services available to you through the BCC Libraries.

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Fall River Campus Library: 508-678-2811 x2108

New Bedford Campus Library:  508-678-2811 x4009

Attleboro Campus Library:   508-678-2811 x3745

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Occupational Therapy

 Welcome to the library resources subject guide for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program.  Here you will find information resources compiled to assist you with your OT research.

What is evidenced based practice?

The key skills required for professional decision-making in an allied health career is Evidence-Based Practice (EBP). EBP is the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values.


Evidence Based Research


Steps of Evidence-based Practice


  1. Ask the question based on clinical scenario
  2. Acquire the evidence using EBP resources
  3. Appraise the evidence
  4. Apply the information to the patient
  5. Assess the results