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Find Ebooks: Overview

Welcome to the convenience of eBooks:  available anytime and easy to "search inside."

Myth: All eBooks are free

Fact: Libraries purchase eBooks from publishers usually at a greater cost than a print edition. 

Purchased eBooks are available via commercial platforms, such as Ebsco or Ovid. These vendors' licensing agreements do not allow entire downloads to individual users. Printing or saving a limited number of pages is permitted.

Each vendor's platform contains a Help option to assist in optimizing the features of each platform, such as individual login for keeping personal notes and bookmarks.

Who can use our ebooks?

On Campus:   All ebooks are available for everyone to use.

Off Campus:   Open-access ebooks are available for everyone.  Purchased ebooks are available for current Life West students and faculty.

Find Ebooks at Life West

The library catalog includes:

  • Purchased eBooks 

  • Selected open-access eBooks 

Search for an eBooks title in the library catalog

Enter an Author, Title, or Subject keyword > scroll down to Limits > select eBook

Shows Keyword search boxes and Limits menu where eBook is highlighted

TIP  After finding an eBook, scroll down to see the URL for full text.  Here is an example:

URLs to open ebooks from ON CAMPUS and OFF CAMPUS are at bottom of catalog record 


Please open in New Tab or Window: Selected Ebooks

Book cover links to Differential diagnosis and management for the chiropractor by Souza


5th edition, 2016  

Book cover links to Essentials of skeletal radiology by Yochum and Rowe

Yochum & Rowe

3rd edition, 2005

Book cover links to Clinical anatomy: spine, spinal cord and ANS by Cramer


3rd edition, 2014

Book cover links to How to read a paper by Greenhalgh


5th edition, 2014

Book cover links to Skeletal imaging : atlas of the spine and extremities by Taylor, Hughes and Resnick

Skeletal Imaging

2nd edition, 2010

Book cover links to Netter's Anatomy Flash Cards by John T Hansen

Netter 4th edition, (edited by Hansen)

4th edition, 2014 flash cards 
correlate with Netter's Anatomy, 6th edition