A-Z Databases

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

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FTThe National Library of Medicine’s database of biomedical literature.
SUNYOptSearchFTSUNY Optometry’s online search tool. Searches for books, eBooks, articles, and journals. Provides full-text access to articles.

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FTFeatures over 230,000 articles in 110 vision science periodicals. Some full-text available.
The Cochrane Library

Quick Reference Guide

FTIndependent, high quality evidence for health-care decision making. Includes systematic reviews specific to eyes and vision.
Alt Health Watch
FTInternational 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)
FTNursing, biomedicine, allied health, complementary medicine, and consumer health; including Evidence-Based Care Sheets.
Health Reference Center Academic (Gale-nys)FTNursing and allied health journals, variety of personal health information sources.
Health Source: Consumer Edition
FTConsumer 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)FTNearly 550 scholarly full-text journals and 822 abstracted and indexed journals. Strong on nursing and allied health.
Scitable – Nature Publishing Group
FTScience reference resource, currently covering genetics, but expanding to include other sciences; peer-reviewed.
STAT!Ref – the premier healthcare e-resourceFTFull-text titles, journals and evidence-based point-of-care authoritative resources. With 600+ and growing resources within over 50 healthcare disciplines, STAT!Ref provides the latest healthcare information in a customizable and convenient format.

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

SOAR - SUNY Open Access RepositoryFTA SUNY-wide online archive of research materials, including full-text of Optometry MS and PhD theses.
Academic OneFile
FTPeer-reviewed journals and reference sources covering physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences and other subjects; updated daily.
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)FTMore than 6,100 multidisciplinary scholarly journals, plus indexing and abstracts from others. Access to monographs, reports, and conference proceedings.
Applied Science & Technology Source
FTWide variety of applied science specialties – from acoustics and aeronautics, to neural networks and nuclear & civil engineering
Business and Company Resource Center, incl. Business ASAP
FTCompany and industry news and information – SEC reports, histories, chronologies.
Business Source Complete (EBSCO)FTScholarly journals, trade publications and top management journals. Also non-journal content, including financial data, research reports, company profiles.
Canadian Reference Centre (EBSCO)FTLeading Canadian and international (U.S. & U.K.) periodicals, reference books, biographies and an image collection.
Computer Source
FTNearly 300 journals and magazines, technical and consumer titles.
Education Source
FTWide 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)FTJournals 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 (EBSCOFTInformation relevant to many areas integral to the energy and power industries, encompassing all component industries within
FirstSearch WorldCatFTSearches books around the world by author, subject and title (similar to Books In Print).
Environment Complete (EBSCO)FTMore than 680 full-text journals and other resources, providing deep coverage of environmental issues, including public policy, social impacts, urban planning.
Entrepreneurial Studies Source
FTTopics 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.
Google ScholarFTSearches for scholarly articles. Click “See it @ SUNY” for full text access.
General OneFile
FTNews and periodical articles on current events, economics, education, environment, healthcare, science, technology, and other general interest topics; updated daily.
GreenFILE (EBSCO)FTGlobal warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling.
Humanities Source
FTFeature 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 ArchiveFTArts and sciences, including archives of historical journals.
LGBT+ Source (EBSCO)FT 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)FTFull-text journals and monographs, covering topics in librarianship, information retrieval and management.
MasterFILE Premier
FTGeneral reference, business, health and multicultural issues. Includes full-text reference books and an image collection.
Military and Government Collection (EBSCO)FT Current news pertaining to all branches of the military and government.
NetLibrary – eBook Collection (EBSCO)FT Collection of electronic books covering medicine and health, social sciences, computer sciences and general reference.
InfoTrac Newsstand
FT 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)FTCitations of articles from newspapers around the country.
New York State Newspapers (Gale-nys)FTFull-text articles from over 20 New York State Newspapers, including the New York Times, Albany Times Union and Daily News.
Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO)FTMajor 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
FTBalance 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)FTFor professional educators and education researchers. Covers children’s health and development to pedagogical theory and practice.
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (EBSCO)FTJournals, magazines, health reports and monographs. Strong in child and adolescent psychology and various areas of counseling.
Regional Business News (EBSCO)FTComprehensive coverage from regional business publications.
Social Sciences Full Text (Wilson)FTLatest concepts, theories and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences.
Vocational and Career Collection
FTTrade and industry-related periodicals, covering many vocational topics.