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Clinical Reference Core Collection: Reference Books

Convenient resources when more information is needed for case management and patient education

Reference Books at the Health Center

Print books are available to clinicians and faculty at the Health Center.  Borrow them for onsite use at the Records Room.   

Ebooks are available to all Life West affiliated users, both On Campus and Off Campus.  Visitors have access on site in the Library.   

The library purchases updated edition and new titles, based on approval of Health Center faculty.  Suggestions for purchase are welcome.  Ebook format is preferred for its convenience, whenever the publisher offers the title in electronic format to libraries. 


Reference Book List

Listed by call number (shelf order)  


Physicians' desk reference   71st edition
QV 4 P49 2017
ISBN 9781563638381

Comerford K   Nursing drug handbook  37th edition
QV 55 N87 2019
ISBN  9781496384072    
Latest 39th edition 2019 in main library Reference


Fischbach F   A manual of laboratory and diagnostic tests   
not available at Health Center   
Latest 10th edition. 2018  on reserve main library QY 25 F57 2018


American Medical Association Current procedural terminology  
WB 15 C87 2017
ISBN 9781622023981


Bickley L   Bates' guide to physical examination and history-taking  11th edition
WB 205 B53 2013 
ISBN 978 1609137625
Latest 12th edition 2017 in main library on Reserve

Mahan K   Krause's food & the nutrition care process  13th edition 
WB 400 K73 2012
ISBN 9781437722338
Latest 14th edition 2017 in main library on Reserve

Souza T.  Differential diagnosis and management for the chiropractor  5th edition
WB 905.8 S68 2016 
ISBN 9781284022308
Ebook available (unlimited users)


Cleland   Netter's orthopaedic clinical examination 
WE 141 C54n 2016  
ISBN 9780323340632 
Ebook available


Evans R   Illustrated orthopedic physical assessment  3rd edition
WE 141 E93i 2001 
ISBN 9780323045322


Taylor J, Hughes T, Resnick D  Skeletal imaging: atlas of the spine and extremities
WE 225 /t39 2010 in main library on Reserve
ISBN 9781416056232
Ebook available                  


Yochum T, Rowe L   Essentials of skeletal radiology  3rd edition 
WE 225 Y63 1996 v.1-2
ISBN 9780781739467
Ebook available (unlimited users)


Hoppenfeld S   Physical examination of the spine and extremities
WE 800 H67 1976
ISBN 9780838578537

Featured Ebooks

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3rd edition, 2016

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5th edition, 2016

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Yochum & Rowe

3rd edition, 2005

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