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Electronic Databases

Online databases provide citations, abstracts and/or full-text articles and documents. Detailed instructions on how to search these databases are available online and in hard copy in the Library.

In addition, Library staff is happy to provide individualized and/or group instruction for any of these electronic resources. For more information or to arrange a consultation, please contact Elaine Wells, Library Director, at ext. 5691.

The databases listed below are available through any computer with Internet access. Some will require authentication. If presented with a log in screen, enter your SUNY College of Optometry network user name and password.

Medical/Health/Science Databases [Key: FT = Some full-text included]

Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor or other health care provider.

(FT access available when LinkOut logo appears)


The National Library of Medicine's database of biomedical literature.


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Features over 230,000 articles in 110 vision science periodicals. Some full-text available.

The Cochrane Library

Quick Reference Guide


Independent, high quality evidence for health-care decision making. Includes systematic reviews specific to eyes and vision.

Alt Health Watch (EBSCO)


International journals and reports, pamphlets, original research and book excerpts, focusing on complementary, holistic and integrated approaches.

CINAHL Plus with Full Text - Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (EBSCO)


Nursing, biomedicine, allied health, complementary medicine, and consumer health; including Evidence-Based Care Sheets.

Health Reference Center Academic (Gale-nys)


Nursing and allied health journals, variety of personal health information sources.

Health Source: Consumer Edition (EBSCO)


Consumer health magazines and related resources (Information provided in this database should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.)

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO)


Nearly 550 scholarly full-text journals and 822 abstracted and indexed journals. Strong on nursing and allied health.

Scitable - Nature Publishing Group


Science reference resource, currently covering genetics, but expanding to include other sciences; peer-reviewed.


General Reference Databases [Key: FT = Some full-text included]


SUNY Digital Repository - DSpace


A SUNY-wide online archive of research materials, including full-text of Optometry MS and PhD theses.

Academic OneFile (Gale-nys)


Peer-reviewed journals and reference sources covering physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences and other subjects; updated daily.

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)


More than 6,100 multidisciplinary scholarly journals, plus indexing and abstracts from others. Access to monographs, reports, and conference proceedings.

Applied Science & Technology Source (EBSCO)


Wide variety of applied science specialties - from acoustics and aeronautics, to neural networks and nuclear & civil engineering

Business and Company Resource Center, incl. Business ASAP (Gale-nys)


Company and industry news and information - SEC reports, histories, chronologies.

Business Source Complete (EBSCO)


Scholarly journals, trade publications and top management journals. Also non-journal content, including financial data, research reports, company profiles.

Canadian Reference Centre (EBSCO)


Leading Canadian and international (U.S. & U.K.) periodicals, reference books, biographies and an image collection.

Computer Source (EBSCO)


Nearly 300 journals and magazines, technical and consumer titles.

Education Source (EBSCO)


Wide range of topics, including adult education, continuing education, literacy standards, multicultural/ethnic education, secondary education, teaching methods and much more.

ERIC - Educational Resource Information Center (EBSCO)


Journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index -  records and links to documents dating back to 1966.

Energy & Power Source (EBSCO)


Information relevant to many areas integral to the energy and power industries, encompassing all component industries within

FirstSearch WorldCat


Searches books around the world by author, subject and title (similar to Books In Print).

Environment Complete (EBSCO)


More than 680 full-text journals and other resources, providing deep coverage of environmental issues, including public policy, social impacts, urban planning.

Entrepreneurial Studies Source (EBSCO)


Topics relevant to entrepreneurship and small businesses: company profiles, videos with transcripts, and related articles from the Harvard Faculty Seminar Series and Vator.TV, one of the world's largest social network sites for high-tech entrepreneurs.

General OneFile (Gale-nys)


News and periodical articles on current events, economics, education, environment, healthcare, science, technology, and other general interest topics; updated daily.



Global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling.

Humanities Source (EBSCO)


Feature articles, interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas and more.

JSTOR - The Scholarly Journal Archive


Arts and sciences, including archives of historical journals.

LGBT Life with Full Text (EBSCO)


Index to the world's literature regarding Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues: traditional academic, cultural, lifestyle, and regional publications

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text (EBSCO)


Full-text journals and monographs, covering topics in librarianship, information retrieval and management.

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO)


General reference, business, health and multicultural issues. Includes full-text reference books and an image collection.

Military and Government Collection (EBSCO)


Current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.

NetLibrary - eBook Collection (EBSCO)


Collection of electronic books covering medicine and health, social sciences, computer sciences and general reference.

InfoTrac Newsstand (Gale-nys)


More than 1,000 major U.S. regional, national and local newspapers as well as leading titles from around the world.

National Newspaper Index (Gale-nys)


Citations of articles from newspapers around the country.

New York State Newspapers (Gale-nys)


Full-text articles from over 20 New York State Newspapers, including the New York Times, Albany Times Union and Daily News.

Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO)


Major national (U.S.) and international newspapers (New York Times from 1985 to present) - television and radio news transcripts, videos and podcasts.

Points of View Reference Center (EBSCO)


Balance of materials from all viewpoints, including leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books.

Professional Development Collection (EBSCO)


For professional educators and education researchers. Covers children's health and development to pedagogical theory and practice.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO)


Journals, magazines, health reports and monographs. Strong in child and adolescent psychology and various areas of counseling.

Regional Business News (EBSCO)


Comprehensive coverage from regional business publications.

Social Sciences Full Text (Wilson)


Latest concepts, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences.

Vocational and Career Collection (EBSCO)


Trade and industry-related periodicals, covering many vocational topics.

Many of our databases are provided through SUNYConnect (SUNY-wide initiative to share collections and services across campuses) as well as NOVEL (New York Online Virtual Electronic Library), a program of the New York Public Library. We are indeed grateful for their generosity and commitment to Libraries throughout the state.