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For students, academics and researchers within the Optometry and Visual Sciences Division.

What are Databases?

Databases allow you to search for articles from a large number of journal titles at the same time. The Library subscribes to a number of databases which you can access with your City username and password. There are also databases available online which are free to use.

Below you can discover recommended databases for your course.

Recommended Databases


EBSCOhost and Ovid Online

A number of health databases are available under the EBSCOhost and Ovid Online platforms. You can create an account in each platform to save and edit any searches you make.

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Multidisciplinary databases

The following databases cover all subjects but can be useful for finding papers covering health management and policy topics.

Google Scholar
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Web of Science
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