Optometry and Vision Science Databases


The Cochrane Library contains high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. It includes reliable evidence from Cochrane and other systematic reviews, clinical trials, and more. Current issue is UCB access only.

Faculty of 1000  UCB access only

Highlights and reviews the most pertinent papers published in the biological sciences and medicine, based on the recommendations of an international faculty of well over 10,000 researchers.

PsychiatryOnline   UCB access only

Contains several full-text psychiatry journals, textbooks, and practice guidelines as well as the the American Psychiatric Association's DSN-IV-TR (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

1840 - current

Indexes over 1,300 journals, conference proceedings, books, reports, and dissertations in psychology and enriched with literature from psychiatry, education, business, medicine, nursing, pharmacology, law, linguistics, and social work.
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The Vision Science Reference Database is a current literature database service provided by the University of Waterloo Centre for Contact Lens Research (CCLR). Includes citations and abstracts from the most current articles on subjects in ophthalmology and optometry from professional journals, including major publications not normally covered by other databases. In addition, the site features a gallery of clinical photos and links to other useful resources. One time free registration is required.

1975 - present

Produced by the Southern College of Optometry Library, Visionet is the only widely available online index to the optometric journal literature. There is some overlap with MEDLINE.
Login and password are required: see Fong Optometry & Health Sciences Library staff for password and further information.

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