OTA Guide

Villa Maria College Library

The journal articles you need for your assignments can be found in our online databases.

The complete list of databases available can be found on our website.

Articles not available in full text can be requested through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Contact the library for help with ILL.

Off-campus access to most online databases is available using your VMC username and password.

Online Video

Search for Books, eBooks and DVDs

The library's online catalog, Alexandria, can be used to find both books and ebooks.

Books in the standard collection may be borrowed for three weeks. Books placed on reserve by your professor will have a shorter loan period. Books not available from the library can be borrowed through AcademicSHARE or Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Contact the library for help. To find items held by Villa and other libraries, try WorldCat.

Don't forget your Villa Maria College ID card to check out books!


Search for ebooks directly:

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)

Online Encyclopedias

With quick, factual questions or to get a basic overview of a topic, try an encyclopedia:

Britannica Online

Additional Resources

American Occupational Therapy Association

The national professional association for OTA, the AOTA provides a number of resources for professionals and students. Get information about regulations, policies, education, careers, conferences and events.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Health, United States

Health, United States is an annual report on trends in health statistics across the country.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)

This agency provides certification for occupational therapy. Find out more about certification, careers in OTA and other professional organizations.

US Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides

The official government statistics for careers in the OTA field.