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Finding information for OTA students.

Find Library Resources

Find articles, books, media and more from a range of selected sources.


  Advanced Search

Search for pages on the Parkland Library web site. Does not find books or articles.

Overview of How It Works

Search Strategies:
  • Use a few keywords that express the "high concept" of your topic.
    • Examples:
      • occupational therapy
      • occupational therapy vocational guidance


  • traumatic brain injury
  • learning disabilities

For searches like the second two, you may wish to add occupational therapy, theraputic interventions, or another term to narrow your search.

Types of things you might find:

  • Physical books that are located in the Parkland Library. These will have a call number, more information about locating them is below.
  • Ebooks--either whole ones or entries from things like dictionaries and encyclopedias
  • Streaming video
  • Articles from Magazines and Journals


  • Go to the Library. Most Occupational Therapy books start with a "R" call number, and will be found on the upper floor of the library.
  • Click on "Request Item" to ask for the item to be pulled off the shelf and held for you at the Desk.  Please allow about 24 hours.
  • Remember you must have your Parkland ID with you to check out library materials.

No Full Text?

Discover an article you want, but no full text links in our databases?

Request the material through "Interlibrary Loan."

We look for another library that does have the article, and ask them to send us a copy.

This is a great way to get access to more stuff, but warning: IT CAN TAKE SEVERAL DAYS for materials to be sent.

Parkland College Library
2400 West Bradley Avenue
Champaign, IL 61821