The information needs of occupational therapy students: a case study

Jane Morgan-Daniel, Hugh Preston

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This article summarises a case study on the information needs of Masters level Occupational Therapy 5 (OT) students at one English university. A mixed methods questionnaire was used to explore motivators for information-seeking, preferred information resources and barriers inhibiting the satisfaction of information needs. Thirteen recommendations for practice were formulated, focusing on how information professionals can best facilitate OT students’ learning and evidence-based research skills in preparation for clinical practice. The study was completed by Jane Morgan-Daniel, who received a Distinction for her work from Aberystwyth University, where she graduated with an MSC in Information and Library Studies in December 2016. She has written this article together with her dissertation supervisor, Hugh Preston
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-170
Number of pages6
JournalHealth Information and Libraries Journal
Issue number2
Early online date10 May 2017
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2017


  • case studies
  • information needs analysis
  • libraries
  • health care
  • questionnaires
  • students
  • health


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