The mission of the Meharry Medical College Library is to support students, faculty, researchers, and clinicians by providing access to current, authoritative biomedical information resources that effectively integrate technology to promote best practices.


The Library aspires to strengthen its role as an essential partner in student learning, research and clinical care through exceptional services.


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8:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

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COVID-19 Electronic Information Resources

Unfiltered Resources

The following resources are unfiltered, meaning reports of primary research, individual studies that have not undergone systematic quality appraisal. Use these resources when you are having trouble finding answers in filtered resources.



Built by NLM, collated all articles in Pubmed about COVID-19


PubMed COVID-19 search

Search query recommended by NLM.


MedRxiv and Biorxiv Covid-19 search

Preprint repository built by Yale. These are studies that are not yet peer-reviewed but have gone through an initial vet. Built by Yale & BMJ. Search functionality is available from the homepage,


COVID-19 Open Research Dataset (CORD-19)

A free resource of over 29,000 scholarly articles, including over 13,000 with full text, about COVID-19 and the coronavirus family of viruses for use by the global research community.


WHO Database of global COVID-19 research


Preprints with The Lancet

These preprint papers are not peer-reviewed and are posted by The Lancet as part of a 12-month trial.


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (JAMA)

JAMA Network’s updates on coronavirus diagnosis and treatment, along with recent articles.


Coronavirus (Covid-19) (New England Journal of Medicine)

A collection of articles and other resources on the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, including clinical reports, management guidelines, and commentary.


IHME COVID-19 Projections

Projections on hospital resource use based on COVID-19 deaths


Global Cases Map


Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE

In response to this ongoing public health emergency, Johns Hopkins has developed an interactive web-based dashboard hosted by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University, to visualize and track reported cases in real-time.


European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Guidance from the EU’s public health agency.

Filtered Resources

The following are filtered resources, i.e. summaries and analysis of the current evidence on COVID-19.


DynaMed COVID-19 Entry


COVID-19 Resource Center (ECRI)

Includes collections of evidence assessments and summaries of interest to clinicians and healthcare administrators.


Rapid Reviews

The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine created this resource for evidence synthesis and dissemination to the effort against the current COVID-19 pandemic

Source: Seton Hall University Interprofessional Health Sciences Library

Related Reading and Listening

Elsevier COVID-19 Clinical Toolkit

Includes clinical overviews, guidelines, order sets, procedure videos, diagnoses, prescribed medications, imaging, drug monographs, patient education, and more for health care professionals treating patients in the Emergency Department and Inpatient Care and Intensive Care units.


Expert Insights Podcasts on COVID-19 with Elsevier

Elsevier has created a new podcast series for front-line clinicians and providers. In this this three-part series, experts share their insights into the mode of transmission and pathophysiology of the virus, how medical informatics and telemedicine are used to manage the pandemic, and best practices for emergency nursing crisis preparedness.


View all available episodes

  • Episode 1:  SARS-CoV-2 Infection: Transmissibility, Pathophysiology and Treatment — features Dr. Stanley Perlman, MD, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and  Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Perlman, who has studied coronaviruses for 4 decades, discusses mode of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 during asymptomatic and presymptomatic state, pathophysiology and disease progression, and touches on treatment options and vaccine development. He is interviewed by Margaret Trexler Hessen, MD, Director, Point of Care, for Elsevier.
  • Episode 2 : COVID-19 and Emergency Preparedness — features Dr. Daniel Nadworny, DNP, RN, Director of Emergency and Patient Care Services at Beth Israel Deaconess Milton Hospital in Massachusetts. Dr. Nadworny, an expert on emergency crisis preparedness, discusses best practices and standards of care regarding isolations, triage, testing, the changing dynamic of PPE, and supporting patients, families and staff in the current crisis. The host is Dr. Julibeth Lauren, PhD, APRN, ACNS-BC, Vice President, Editor-in-Chief, Nursing and Allied Health Practice and Patient Education at Elsevier.
  • Episode 3: Medical Informatics and COVID-19: Role and Utility of Hospital Digital Resources and Telemedicine in Managing the Pandemic features Dr. Rebecca G. Mishuris, MD, Associate Chief Medical Information Officer at Boston Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine. In this episode, Dr. Mishuris highlights the current state of EHR use to identify and track patients on the population level, advising and alerting patients, the role of telemedicine, and communication between providers and hospitals. The host is Dr. Sandy Falk, MD, Executive Editor-in-Chief, Clinical Practice Content at Elsevier.


SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 Preprints found at

Includes more than 200 articles added in the past week under review or accepted by such peer-reviewed journals as Nature Research, Journal of Translational Medicine, BMC Infectious Diseases, Respiratory Research, BMC Public Health, Infectious Diseases of Poverty, BMC Neurology, Virology Journal, BMC Health Services Research, BMC Psychiatry.

NOTE: Preprints are preliminary reports that have not undergone peer review. They should not be considered conclusive, used to inform clinical practice, or referenced by the media as validated information.

Meharry Medical College Library’s COVID-19 Bibliography | April 7, 2020

  1. Ahmed F, Ahmed, N, Pissarides C, et al. Why inequality could spread COVID-19. Lancet Public Health. 2020. April 2, 2020. doi:10.1016/S2468-2667(20)30085-2 
  2. Cao Y, Deng Q, Dai S. Remdesivir for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 causing COVID-19: an evaluation of the evidence. Trav Med Infect Dis. 2020. doi:10.1016/j.tmaid.2020.101647
  3. Dondorp AM, Schultz, MJ. Early lessons on the importance of lung imaging in novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Am J Trop Med. 2020: 1-2. doi:10.4269/ajtmh.20-0225
  4. Elsevier COVID-19 Clinical Toolkit. 2020. Coronavirus: novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. clinical overview. March 27, 2020. Accessed April 7, 2020.
  5. Ferioli M, Cisternino C, Leo V, et al. Protecting healthcare workers from SARS-CoV-2 infection: practical indications. Eur Respir Rev. April 6, 2020. doi:10.1183/16000617.0068-2020
  6. Marchese M, Capannolo A, Lombardi L, et al. Use of a modified ventilation mask to avoid aerosolizing spread of droplets for short endoscopic procedures during coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. Gastrointest Endosc. April 6, 2020. doi:10.1016/j.gie.2020.03.3853
  7. Representatives of the STARSurg Collaborative, EuroSurg Collaborative, and TASMAN Collaborative. Medical student involvement in the COVID-19 response. Lancet. April 6, 2020. doi: 10.1016/ S0140-6736(20)30795-9
  8. Sahu KK, Mishra AK, Lal A. A twin challenge to handle: COVID‐19 with pregnancy. J Med Virol. April 5, 2020. doi:10.1002/jmv.25784


Digital Resources
The MMCL is increasingly focusing its collection on electronic resources to maximize the utility and accessibility of information across the campus and from home. MMCL provides access to 5,634 electronic journals, 6,526 eBooks, 260 databases, and 1,064 web resources available via an integrated Digital Library. The digital library provides fast access and multiple routes to electronic resources including tools to support evidence-based practice. These tools include a suite of evidence-based medicine Cochrane databases; UpToDate expert reviewed clinical medicine database; the differential diagnosis tool DXplain; A.D.A.M. a human anatomy database; and a wealth of clinical textbooks and journals available via ClinicalKey.


The MMCL also provides access to full-text journals through the Ovid system as well as over 1,000 clinical and research-focused full-text journals through the ScienceDirect database. AccessMedicine provides users with clinical textbooks including Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine and Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment. Users can also access health-focused databases such as Health Reference Center Academic and Health and Wellness Resource Center via the Tennessee Electronic Library.

Education and Information Services
The core priorities for the Meharry Medical Library are:

  • Information: providing health and life sciences information that advances research, scholarship, education, and patient-care;
  • Education: developing and implementing programs to train and educate faculty, staff, and students in the skills needed to effectively find, evaluate, and manage health and life sciences information; and
  • Communication: partnering with patrons, being familiar with their needs, and providing and promoting resources and services that meet those needs.


Services and resources include circulation, collection development, reference, computerized bibliographic searching, instruction in information retrieval and use, integrated library system, reserve and special collections. Materials unavailable in the collection are obtained from other medical libraries at no cost through cooperative arrangements (interlibrary loan). Computer-based bibliographic retrieval services are available through the National Library of Medicine.

Library Technologies
Laptops, Tablets, and smartphones are supported by a strong bandwidth access throughout the library. To meet students where they are in the mobile realm, the library created the mobile technology website using LibGuides (

This web site highlights free and subscription based recommended mobile apps. Other important topics include EBM resources, Citation Management Tools, Copyright, and Consumer Health resources.

Total Volumes
MMCL’s collection of 68,127 volumes includes essential resources for healthcare scholarship and research, with a focus on health disparities and minority health. Users can locate library holdings via MMCL’s online catalog. MMCL also participates in consortia agreements to offer its users interlibrary loan access to print resources not held at Meharry.

Last Updated: June 27, 2017


Sandra Parham, MLIS

Library Executive Director
Phone: (615) 327-5770


Clare Kimbro, MLIS

Reference Librarian
Phone: (615) 327-6465


Vanessa Smith, B.S.

Health Information Analyst III/Information Desk
Phone: (615) 327-6463





To have remote access to all available digital resources in the Meharry Digital Library, you must obtain a valid Meharry Computer Account.

Meharry Computer Accounts are issued to individuals who have a direct faculty, student, or work role with Meharry. The licenses for our electronic library resources restrict use to such individuals. Others may use the resources only if they are physically on the campus.


If an individual from such a group has a working relationship with Meharry, they may consult with the department they are working with to request a Computer Account from the Office of Information Technology for the duration of their work relationship.


Remote Access Instructions

  1. Be sure to login with your Meharry Computer ID to get access to MMC Digital Library paid subscription resources.
  2. Click on the link Log in with MMC Computer Account above and to the left of “A B C D … Z” on Digital Library Home Page.


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The Meharry Medical College Archives collects, preserves, organizes, and provides access to archival and historical materials documenting the history of Meharry Medical College and its presidents, alumni and faculty.


Our collections include catalogues, class bulletins, photographs, institutional records, artifacts, and personal papers of notable individuals in the history of the College from its inception in 1876 such as past presidents, former deans and department chairs, departmental records and personal collections including the Matthew Walker, M.D. Collection, and the Hubbard Hospital and Metropolitan Nashville General Hospital merger.


Other holdings include a biographical collection of Meharrians and outstanding African American health professionals, pictures of early faculty and early buildings on the South Nashville Campus and the North Nashville Campus.


Visit the MMC Archives

Meharry Medical College Digital Library


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As part of its service commitment, the library has a collection of service request forms that allow students, faculty, staff and residents to request services of different departments. Each online form is designed to help you inquire a specific request for service.


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The circulation department is the central distribution area of the library. It handles distribution of books, audiovisual materials, and reserved materials as well as handling accounting for overdue charges and copy machine accounts. Here, a variety of material may be reserved, checked out, and returned by patrons of the library.


Circulation Policies and Charges




Reserve Material


Checkout Duration:

28 Days

5 Days

24 Hours

Library Use Only


$0.25 per day

$0.50 per day

$1.00 per hour

Library Use Only



Checkout Duration:

28 Days


$0.25 per day



Checkout Duration:

5 Days


$0.50 per day


Reserve Material

Checkout Duration:

24 Hours


$1.00 per hour



Checkout Duration:

Library Use Only


Library Use Only



Located on the first floor of the library, the Library Computer Lab is the primary center for electronic information access on Meharry’s campus, providing access to library online resources, Microsoft Office Suite software, Computer Based Training/Testing software, and Internet. All workstations have access to a printer in the lab. The Computer Lab is open to all Meharry students, faculty, residents, and staff. The Lab hours are the same as the library hours.

Available and Supported Software:

  • Microsoft Office 2010
  • SPSS and SAS
  • EndNote and RefWorks
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader – PDF reader
  • Internet Explorer
  • Roxio Easy CD creator – CD burning software

The Computer Lab is staffed by library staff and technical support. Please ask for assistance if you need help with literature searching, computer and software use.



The Meharry Librarians are dedicated to informing and educating the Meharry community on the print and web-based tools for clinical, research, and curriculum needs. The MMC library offers training sessions in online resources.

Our Online Resources:

MMC Digital Library

SIRSI Library Catalog




OVID databases



Training on additional resources is available upon request. Classes will be held in the Electronic Classroom (below) of the S.S. Kresge Learning Resource Center, Room 318. Librarians will also conduct remote training sessions (orientations, department meetings, class meetings) upon request.


For questions or scheduling adjustments, please contact:


Christyne Douglas
Phone: 616-327-6454



To support the library and college’s training and education, library patrons have access to a well equipped electronic classroom, which is Room 318 located on the 2nd floor of the library.

Training Workstation Specifications:

  • The electronic classroom utilizes Thin Client PCs for students.
  • The instructor’s workstation features the Smart Board projection software.

Available and Supported Software:

  • Microsoft Office 2010 (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access)
  • Internet Explorer
  • EndNote and RefWorks
  • Statistical Software (SAS,SPSS)

Reserve a Classroom — In addition to scheduled training classes, the library classroom is also available for curriculum-based database training or staff training sessions. Faculty members or department personnel may reserve a classroom by contacting:


Christyne Douglas


Notes: If special software is needed for the training session, please contact Media Services to have the software checked and installed beforehand.


Media Services
Phone: 327-4357