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Last Updated: Mar 17, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Frequently Used Databases

  • PubMed
    National Library of Medicine.

    NLM's interface to MEDLINE, the premiere database of the health sciences. Includes abstracts and extensive links to the full-text in the Library's collections. Good coverage of ophthalmology, but does not completely cover optometric topics.
  • PubMed Online Training
    Provides a general tutorial on PubMed, plus brief instructional videos on searching PubMed and using My NCBI and the MeSH Database.
  • VisionCite  Icon
    Compiled by Illinois College of Optometry Library, VisionCite is a citation index to the vision science literature including topics such as contact lenses, optometry, and practice management, in addition to the treatment and management of eye disease. VisionCite contains citations to over 175,000 articles.
  • VisionCite Help
    Dujsik, Gerald.

    Provides assistance in searching VisionCite effectively.
  • Cochrane Library  Icon
    A source of reliable and up-to-date information on the effects of interventions in health care. Provides access to: the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Cochrane Database of Methodology Reviews, Health Technology Assessment Database, and the NHS Economic Evaluations Database.
  • Cochrane Library Quick Reference Guide
    Provides information on what the Cochrane Library is, and how to use it effectively.
  • Scopus  Icon
    Offers indexing for 14,000 peer-reviewed titles from more than 4,000 international publishers, including many optics and physics titles. Permits citing and cited-by searches, and citation tracking.
  • Scopus Help
    Provides assistance in conducting a basic search, plus an interactive tutorial.
  • Google Scholar
    "Use Google Scholar to find articles from a wide variety of academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories and universities, as well as scholarly articles available across the web."

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Setting Up Google Scholar for Off-Campus Use

Using Google Scholar from on campus at NECO will bring up the library's electronic holdings.  If you want to use Google Scholar from off campus, however, you will need to follow these simple steps:

1. Go to Google Scholar and conduct your search.

2. Click the down arrow in the upper-right corner; choose Settings.

3. In the list on the left, choose Library Links.

4. Search for New England College of Optometry.  When it comes up, select it and click Save.  This will bring up NECO's electronic holdings when you search.

To see if the library owns the item in print, or to request an article we don't own either electronically or in print: click on More under the article title, and then Find at NECO or request.

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