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Learning Commons: Faculty

Information about services and resources

Welcome Faculty!


The Learning Commons collection includes printed books, anatomical models, electronic books, journals, and more.   Your faculty ID also becomes a library card. Stop by the circulation desk, and a staff member can attach a barcode to the back of your ID. You can then borrow the many items available for either classroom instruction or research.

Interlibrary Loan
Speaking of research, do you need an article from a journal not in our collection? The library director can request materials from other institutions using the National Library of Medicine's document routing system – Docline. Please stop by the Director's office or email them at

Reserve Collection
This printed book collection is located behind the circulation desk, and the titles are the required textbooks listed on the course syllabus. These textbooks are primarily for the students. Contact the publisher for a desk copy if you need the title for class instruction. Many publishers provide the instructor with a free copy when used as a course text.

Our electronic resources are available through an authentication system, Ezproxy. Please see the library director to set up an account and for training.

Online Catalog

Picture of monitor with books

Search the Life West Library Catalog by keyword, title, or author to locate a variety of materials.  Limit your search by collection (book-reserve or e-book) and by format (model). 

Search the Databases for Articles

Search MEDLINE, PubMed or Index to Chiropractic Literature (ICL) 

Here is a link to our databases.   

Note: Login required when searching off-campus. Please see: Off Campus Access to eResources.

List of databases

Journal List

Search for a journal by exact title or keyword to find which online and print journals are available at Life West. 

Login required when searching off-campus.  Please see: Off Campus Access to eResources

Multimedia Resources

Library Multimedia Resources
Draw It to Know It 
Human Anatomy Atlas: Visible Body's 3D atlas of the human body
Anatomy and Physiology (A&P): Visible Body's e-textbook