Library staff is happy to provide resources to facilitate lifelong learning, evidence-informed patient care and successful practice.
If you are a recent graduate of Life Chiropractic College West, please use the Alumni tab to view discounted services.
Copy Service is provided as long as requests are within these guidelines:
Interlibrary Loan Service provides materials ordered from other libraries.
Copyright Compliance implies that copies should not substitute for needed journal subscriptions or book purchases. Chiropractors do well to support authors and publishers who produce and distribute relevant material on chiropractic care.
Costs for copies and interlibrary loans are explained in Fees for Service tab.
These databases can link directly to available full text of journal articles.
Learn more at Find Full Text tab.
Review the tabs for easiest methods to use within each database.
Submit accurate citations copied from research databases whenever possible, using the most concise but complete format.
Send complete citations via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send citation exactly as they appear. We will attempt to verify any incorrect or incomplete citations.
Most research databases and journal sites enable exporting a citation. Copy & paste the complete citation into your email message.
Important things to include when requesting journal articles:
Important things to include when requesting book or media resources:
The more information you have access to and provide to us, the easier it is for us to find what you are looking for!
Scroll down to the tutorials, or request a demonstration at the reference desk to clarify these instructions.
TIP: Even if you prefer to send your request directly from PubMed to email@example.com, you can still save a list of which requests you already submitted for interlibrary loan by saving the selected citations to a custom MyNCBI Collection named ILL requests. A free personal MyNCBI account is needed to use Collections feature.
Request a demonstration at the reference desk to clarify these instructions.
Life West library owns 99% of journal articles in the Index to Chiropractic Literature.
It is rare that you will need to request an interlibrary loan.
But...just in case the link to an online article fails, or you cannot find an older issue on the shelf...
Reminder: Only faculty, students and staff can request a book from another library.
Online booksellers and publisher websites will have accurate title, author, edition and ISBN number. All of these elements help identify the book you need.
Email feature at OCLC WorldCat database will generate and send a citation
We primarily accept requests that relate to the mission of the college. For strictly personal needs, please contact your local public library or talk to us about fee for service.
All journal articles. book chapters or other material under copyright duplicated at Life West Library, or received through interlibrary loan, are for your personal study and use only. Copies can not be redistributed without permission of the copyright holder.
Turnaround time for copies is typically 2-5 days.
We deliver copies as .pdf documents via email; by OCLC Article Exchange when publisher's license requires secure transmission; and by mail when license explicitly prohibits file sharing.
A nationwide community of libraries participates in interlibrary loan. Most libraries do not share audiovisual materials; however Life West Library will place the request.
Turnaround time for returnable loans is usually 2-4 weeks.
Please Email Us
The staff acknowledges your request within 24 hours.
Circulation Department: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interlibrary loan requests: email@example.com
Reference Assistance, Off-Campus Access and Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Life West Library is committed to preserving the history and evolution of chiropractic represented in print journals many of which are unavailable as electronic documents. We will scan and send articles in .pdf format upon request to the Life West Community and affliated patrons only.