Finding the latest evidence-based research as a practicing optometrist

Friday, March 28, 2014

As more peer-reviewed journals are becoming freely available (see our previous news item), how can researchers and clinicians identify the best portals for searching this literature? We recently analyzed four of our most popular search interfaces (research databases) to compare their coverage of our vision science journal collection. While it might be assumed that a paid-for subscription database would index more sources, we were surprised to find how well free research databases were, based on the number of optometric journals indexed. Read more about this comparison in a recent article entitled "Finding the Latest Evidence-based Research" (PDF), written my WLRC staff and published in the School of Optometry and Vision Science Newsletter (PDF).