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Optometry Research Literature for Alumni: Start

Welcome Berkeley Optometry Alumni!

Find free research literature for your lifelong optometric learning and evidence-based professional practice.

This guide includes books, journals, articles, drug information, clinical guidelines, evidence based practice sources, and patient education materials.

Visit the Library

Fong Optometry & Health Sciences Library warmly welcomes Berkeley Optometry Alumni.


Visit the Library for our print collections and for access to the vast majority of our online resources through our public computers. Printing and scanning services are available for copies.

Before visiting, use the Library catalog to check that a publication is available.


When you're on campus, visit the Optometry Library Guide for licensed resources available through the Berkeley network only.

Alumni access to online library sources

Due to legal contracts with publishers and information providers, the UC Berkeley Library cannot offer alumni offsite access to paid online books, journals, and databases.

However, alumni have guest access to the majority of subscribed online resources through the public computers at the UC Berkeley libraries.

WiFi internet access at the Library

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CalVisitor provides WiFi Internet access for library visitors.

However, this does not grant access to licensed library resources. Please use public computers at the Berkeley libraries instead.

More library service options

Learn about library card, borrowing, and other privileges for Berkeley alumni.


Visit our guide on freely available research literature for subject areas beyond Optometry.


The National Network of Libraries of Medicine provides health professionals and the general public with health information resources and services. Find an NN/LM member library near you.

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