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A guide to Optometry resources, journal articles, news, and more.

Optometry Databases

Tips for Finding Articles

  • Try using the truncation or wildcard symbol (*) to search variant word endings. Example: optometr* = optometry, optometrist, optometric
  • Combine different concepts using AND. Example: glaucoma AND diagnosis
  • Combine synonyms using OR. Example: therapy OR treatment
  • Limit your results by Date, Peer Reviewed, Publication Type, Age Group, etc.
  • Only use two or three limits at a time to prevent reduced results.
  • Don’t limit your search to full-text articles. ArticleLinker can help you find full text.
  • If you already have a citation, you can see if UMSL has the item by searching for the journal through the linker.
  • If an article or book is not available in print or online at UMSL, request the article through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).
  • If you have an article and you want to see who has cited it, use the Scopus database to see where it has been cited (see below).