Health sciences and Optometry

We have gathered some useful resources for health sciences and optometry. At the bottom of the page you will find databases that are especially relevant to you.

Academic journals are an important source for students; It's where you will find the latest research. Use Oria or the databases to search for journal articles.

Public information is a valuable information source. We have gathered some of them on this page.

You also find websites of interest, guides, courses and videoes, as well as useful tools as the PICO record and search record.


Need search help?

Read more about how to search for articles or contact your campus library.

Do you need to talk to a librarian that specializes in health science or optometry? Please feel free to request a librarian!

You are also welcome to e-mail the subject librarians.

Can't find what you are looking for?




Search record

A search record is a useful tool when searching databases. You can register the keywords you have used and how many results you get with different searches.

Subject databases

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    • BMJ Best Practice

      Medical and health encyclopedia for primary and specialist health services. The content in BMJ Best Practice is based on an international, up-to-date knowledge base. Redeemed by Helsebiblioteket (The Norwegian Electronic Health Library) from December 2009 for everyone with a Norwegian IP address.

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    • CINAHL

      Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health (CINAHL) is among the world's most comprehensive and authoritative research databases.

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    • Epistemonikos

      Gratis. Epistemonikos gir rask tilgang til systematiske oversikter om kliniske spørsmål. En unik funksjon i Epistemonikos er at den kobler sammen systematiske oversikter, oversikter over oversikter og enkeltstudier, noe som gjør det lettere å finne dokumenter som er relatert til hverandre.

    • Epistemonikos

      Free. Combines the best of Evidence-Based Health Care and information technologies to provide a unique tool for people making decisions concerning clinical or health-policy questions.

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    • Helsebiblioteket (The Norwegian Electronic Health Library)

      A publicly funded online knowledge service for healthcare professionals and students in Norway. The website provides free access to point-of-care tools, guidelines, systematic reviews, scientific journals, and a wide variety of other full-text resources for health-care professionals and students. Some sources require skills in the Norwegian language, but others are pointers to databases in English.

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    • Maternity and Infant Care

      Maternity and Infant Care is an important resource in midwifery profession. The database contains more than 217,000 references with abstracts to journal articles from over 550 international English language journals, books, and grey literature relating to the midwifery profession and post- and neonatal care. 3 simultaneous users can access the database.


      Bibliographic database that contains citations and abstracts from biomedical and health journals. Password is required when off-campus.

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    • Nature complete

      Nature complete is a collection of some the world's most prestigeous scientific journals. In addittion to the main journal Nature, the database includes titles like Nature Energy, Nature Genetics, Nature Materials, Nature Medicine, Nature Microbiology , Eye and Scientific American.

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    • Ovid

      This offers a joint-user interface with many databases in health and medical sciences. Password is required when off-campus.

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    • PsycINFO (Ovid)

      Bibliographic database providing abstracts and citations from academic literature in the psychological, social, behavioral, and health sciences. Password is required when off-campus.

    • PubMed

      Free. More than 23 million citations from biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text.

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    • ScienceDirect

      Science Direct is one of the world's largest collections of full-text scholarly journals in the sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences and economics. Password is required when off-campus.

    • SciFinder-n (CAS)

      Chemistry database. Also covers related disciplines such as biomedicine and materials science. Create a free user account to be able to search.

    • Scopus

      Bibliographic database. It focuses on the sciences, medicine and social sciences. It's primary source are academic journals. Citation search is possible. Password is required when off-campus.

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    • Trip

      A free clinical search engine.

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    • Visible Body: Human Anatomy Atlas

      Visible Body is a digital resource in anatomy. We have access to the module called Human Anatomy Atlas, which offers an interactive 3D-model of the human body and provides information in detail about the human body.