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For off-campus access to resources requiring a login, use your SCO email login credentials for access.


AVSL Vetted List of Vision Science Journals

A list of journals in optometry, ophthalmology and vision science that has been vetted by the Association of Vision Science Librarians (AVSL) for quality, transparency, and non-predatory practices.


Canopy Speak

Via the Apple store

Via Google Play

Free medical translation mobile app available in over 15 languages, including Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, French, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Portuguese, etc. and developed in conjunction with the NIH.



The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making.  It includes the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), and Cochrane Clinical Answers.


DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals)

Open access journals that are vetted and reviewed for quality.



DynaMed is a clinical point-of-care tool that provides accurate, evidence-based content which is updated daily. There is an app for phones and tablets that you may download once you have created an account from within the SCO network.



Link directly to all EBSCO resources including ERIC, MEDLINE with Full-text, and DynaMed.



ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. It includes some full-text.


Gale OneFile Health and Medicine

Multi-source database of nursing and allied health journals with some full-text.


Gale OneFile via the TEL (Tennessee Electronic Library)

A comprehensive database that covers academic journals, magazines, news, books, audio files, and other media formats on a broad spectrum of topics including humanities, social science, history, health sciences, and more. Includes some full-text.


Google Scholar

This link to Google Scholar provides direct links to our electronic full-text subscriptions.


LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning, formerly, provides over 3,400 tutorials on creative and business software applications. Complimentary access to a portion of their tutorials is available via the Memphis Public Library system.* If you are faculty or staff, please contact the library for access to our campus account.



Search MEDLINE, the NLM/NIH database of medical literature, via the Ovid interface. Some full-text links.



MedlinePlus is a service of the NIH to provide quality, vetted health information for patients and their families in both Spanish and English.


MEDLINE Ultimate

Search the MEDLINE, the NLM/NIH database of medical literature, with links to full-text journals provided by the SCO Library.



Mendeley is a free reference manager that simplifies research management and generating formatted citations and bibliographies.


New York Times

Provided by the Memphis Public Library.*


Ovid Ophthalmology Ebook Collection

A collection of core titles in ophthalmology and optometry.



PubMed is the database produced by the National Library of Medicine, a division of the NIH, and is the most comprehensive source of medical literature. Some full-text provided via PubMed Central.


R2 ebooks

A curated collection of ebooks covering optometry, ophthalmology, and vision science.



VisionCite is a citation index of optometric, ophthalmic, and vision science literature. Please contact the library for username/password.



The Visionet archive is a database of over 200,000 citation records of optometric, ophthalmic, and vision science literature. Please contact the library for access.


 *You may apply for a library card with the Memphis Public Library system online and immediately access online resources here: The card will be valid for two years before you are required to bring in proof of residency in Memphis, Bartlett, or unincorporated Shelby County.