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The SCO library is home to VISIONET, a highly regarded comprehensive database of optometric and vision literature. The database is produced by staff at the SCO library, and is used internationally. VISIONET utilizes the entire journal collection of the SCO library. VISIONET now operates on the Millennium platform, which enables more sophisticated searching of the database than the previous platform.

VISIONET services include Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery of articles from journals that SCO subscribes to. Document Delivery charges are $10.00 for handling, in addition to copyright fees as determined by the Copyright Clearance Center. Practitioners, students, faculty, researchers and manufacturers may use information from these journals to help promote optimum patient care.

VISIONET subscription cost for institutions is $1,350 per year, and includes an unlimited number of searches and simultaneous users. Subscription cost for individuals varies based on individual needs. For individual subscription information, please contact us at the contact information listed below.

FAQ: What is the difference between VISIONET and VISIONET Spectrum?

Answer: VISIONET is SCO's index to journal articles in the field of optometric and vision literature. It indexes the journal collection of the SCO Library. VISIONET Spectrum is SCO Library's entire online catalog, which includes VISIONET journal articles, as well as books, slides, CDs/DVDs, electronic materials, etc. In other words, VISIONET is one part of VISIONET Spectrum.

VISIONET Contact Information:

To become a VISIONET customer, or for more information, please contact us at [email protected], or call Leslie Holland at (901) 722-3238.