Doctor of Optometry (OD) Students

This resource page brings together the main resources you will need to complete your optometric studies at uWaterloo. Each of the following sections, categorized by year of study, includes search strategy suggestions and direct links to year-specific optometric resources.


1st year students

  • eReference (electronic dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks etc. that are available and relevant to Optometry)
  • Finding articles (research databases and indexes that are available and relevant to optometric literature searches)
  • Finding books
  • RefWorks (Reference management software that allows you to collect and organize your research materials. RefWorks also generates bibliographies and inserts citations in various citation styles. It is available to all uWaterloo students)

2nd year students

  • eReference (electronic dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks etc. that are available and relevant to Optometry)
  • Ocular Pharmacology (list of key pharmacological resources relevant to Optometrists)

3rd year students


4th year students

The following links may prove useful to students as they begin their Grand Rounds research, and also outlines resources available during externships, and after graduation. Resources to assist with preparing for Board exams are also included.