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Occupational Therapy: Getting Started

Occupational Therapy resources

About This Guide

About This Guide: This guide contains links to subscription content provided by North Shore Community College Library, and free and open resources, that are recommended for research and use in your OTA program. Search strategies and tutorials are included to increase success in using these resources.

Off Campus Access: Login to North Shore Community College Library electronic resources with your MyNorthshore account username and password.

Library Card and Account: Your NSCC ID is your library card and must be used to borrow library materials. Off site library use and access to your NSCC library account require a login. Your library account username is the 14 digit barcode on your NSCC ID beginning with 21991. Your library account password is your birthday in the following format MMDDYYYY.  

Personal Librarian: Christine Goodchild is the Personal Librarian for the OTA program at NSCC. Contact her for assistance using occupational therapy resources and library services.

Textbooks and Course Reserves

Course Reserves

Current editions of all OTA course textbooks are available online in an electronic version.

Electronic Textbooks
  • Electronic textbooks may be limited for use by one student at a time

  • There are options to print, email, and sometimes download content


Print Textbooks on Course Reserves (Service currently unavailable)
  • Your NSCC ID is required to check out textbooks from the print course reserves collection 

  • Print textbooks are available for use outside of the Library, are checked out for a two hour loan period, and may be renewed for a second two hour period

Personal Librarian

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Christine Goodchild
Danvers Campus Library, DB 237