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Life West Library encourages lifelong learning by keeping fees for service low, and by offering selected free services to recent graduates.
Copy Requests for material found in Life West Library collections
Recent graduates: 10 free articles annually from journals available at Life West, during five years following graduation (diverse articles - requests cannot replace a subscription)
All Life West alumni: five free literature searches annually
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You can always drop in, but making an appointment ensures that a librarian will be available and aware of your goals.
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Wherever you choose to practice, remember to try Open Access databases to identify journals articles. Then you can order full text from Life West, using the information at Interlibrary Loan & Copy Requests as a guide.
If you would like to do more extensive research, explore what your local public libraries can offer in databases and interlibrary loan service. Also contact libraries at your local college, university and teaching hospital. Public access rights vary. While one library might be closed to visitors or require a password for online resources, another may have fewer restrictions. Some academic libraries offer annual passes as well.