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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 in it using search words (keywords) that describe your topic, then refine your results to 'Books' and 'Book chapters' under Resource Type. If you only want online resources (e.g. e-books and online book chapters), further limit your results to 'Online' under Show Only.

  • Combine your keywords with AND to find all the search words.
  • Use OR to find any of the words (e.g. synonyms, abbreviations vs full names, related words).
  • Find "exact phrases" with quotation marks.
  • Add an asterisk * to part of a word to find different endings and plurals.

Further information: Tips for using LibrarySearch

An example search: 

osteopath* AND (treatment OR manipulation OR therapy OR adjustment OR alignment) AND ("low* back" OR "lumbar spine" OR spinal) AND (pain OR ache)

Suggested search words

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

  • "cranial manipulation"
  • "craniosacral therapy"
  • osteopathy adjustment
  • osteopathy alignment 
  • osteopathy backache  
  • osteopathy children 
  • osteopathy complications 
  • osteopathy (cranial OR cranium)
  • osteopathy diagnosis 
  • osteopathy dislocations 
  • osteopathy headache
  • osteopathy (handbooks OR manuals) 
  • osteopathy joints 
  • osteopathy (law OR legislation) 
  • osteopathy malpractice
  • osteopathy manipulation 
  • osteopathy methods
  • osteopathy "myofascial pain syndromes" 
  • osteopathy neck
  • osteopathy pelvis 
  • osteopathy practice 
  • osteopathy "professional ethics" 
  • osteopathy "soft tissue" injuries
  • osteopathy (spinal OR spine)
  • osteopathy sports injuries
  • osteopathy stretching 
  • osteopathy technique 
  • osteopathy therapy 
  • osteopathy treatment
  • osteopathy viscera manipulation 
  • osteopathy 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.