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This guide will help you find information on osteopathic medicine.

Search tips

You can search for physical books, e-books and book chapters in LibrarySearch. Login and search using keywords that describe your topic, then refine your results to 'Books' and 'Book chapters' under Resource Type. If you only want online resources such as e-books and online book chapters, further limit your results to 'Online' under Show Only.

In your search box:

  • There is a default AND relationship between search terms separated by a space
  • Use OR to find any of your keywords.
  • Group OR words using brackets.
  • Find "exact phrases" with double quotation marks.
  • Add an asterisk * to part of a word to find different endings and plurals.

Further information: Tips for using LibrarySearch

Suggested search words

You can search for the following words in LibrarySearch (not case-sensitive):

  • "cranial manipulation"
  • "craniosacral therapy"
  • osteopath* "back pain"
  • osteopath* (cranial OR cranium)
  • osteopath* diagnos*
  • osteopath* dislocation* 
  • osteopath* (headache* OR migraine*)
  • osteopath* (handbook* OR manual*) 
  • osteopath* joint*
  • osteopath* (law OR legislation) 
  • osteopath* malpractice
  • osteopath* "myofascial pain syndromes" 
  • osteopath* (neck OR cervical)
  • osteopath* pelvi*
  • osteopath* "professional ethics" 
  • osteopath* "soft tissue injuries"
  • osteopath* (spine OR spinal)
  • osteopath* treatment
  • osteopath* viscera* manipulation
  • osteopath* whiplash
  • "manipulation therapeutics"
  • "spinal adjustment"

e-Book collections

e-Books guide

See the Library’s e-Book guide for tips on using e-books.

Search skills

Assignments: get started- find out how to research your topic to find suitable information.