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AJOT Search Tips

Note that the first box should have JN "American Journal of Occupational Therapy". This will return articles only from AJOT.

Add SIMPLE KEYWORDS in the next box:

home safety

alzheimer's disease

assistive devices

nursing homes

Use LIMITERS to narrow the results.

AJOT search tips

Research Article Tips

Research articles follow a specific format and are organized into standard sections. Skim the abstract and article for the following sections:








Articles to Skip

Letters to the editor

News articles

Literature reviews

Editorials & opinion pieces

Systematic reviews

Information articles

Care plans

Meta analysis & meta synthesis

Critique the Article

Access Video: How to Read Scholarly Materials

Access Tutorial: How to Read Scholarly Materials

Example Critique

The information below is used for Nursing, but the process of analyzing and critiquing a published research study can be applied to any Allied Health discipline.

The sites below provide guidelines for reading and critiquing research studies:

Brief - Framework for How to Read and Critique a Research Study [PDF]

Detailed - Reading and critiquing a research article

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