Palmer Health Sciences Library's Circulating Collection is continually developed primarily for its students, faculty and staff. The collection is the most comprehensive on-campus chiropractic and health sciences collection in the chiropractic profession. The collection focuses upon all aspects of chiropractic. There is a strong collection in anatomy, osteology, neurology, physiology and other basic sciences disciplines. There also is a good practical collection within the disciplines of the clinical sciences.
Palmer Health Sciences Library maintains more than 650 active chiropractic and biomedical serial title subscriptions with about 15,000 bound volumes. The Library's journals holdings is one of the most comprehensive collections of chiropractic journals in the world with titles dating back to 1890s. Like the book collection, the journals collection focuses upon all aspects of chiropractic. There is a strong fundamental collection of journals in anatomy, osteology, neurology, physiology and other basic sciences disciplines. There also is a wide ranging practical collection of titles within the clinical sciences. The library also provides access to several full-text electronic journals.
The David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library serves as an information resource for the students, faculty, staff and alumni of Palmer College, and the surrounding community.
David D. Palmer Health Sciences LibraryPalmer College of Chiropractic1000 Brady StreetDavenport, Iowa 52803-5214
The David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library maintains resource sharing and cooperative agreements with several important academic and health sciences library consortia throughout Iowa and the United States.Please visit professional affiliations for a list of some of those consortia.
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Palmer Health Sciences Library service venues are located on all three floors of the David D. Palmer Library building.
Special Collections & Archives
Reserve Desk/Reserve Bone CollectionAudio-Visual Collection & Viewing AreaRecreational, Leisure & Newspapers CollectionCenter for Teaching & Learning Computing LabLibrary Administrative offices
* Group study tables are located on the 2nd floor for Group Study
Reference DeskReference Database Computer LabReference Book CollectionCirculation Desk & Inter-Library Loan OfficeCurrent Journal ShelvesBound Journal CollectionA-Z Circulating Book CollectionMcNaughton Leisure Reading CollectionTechnical Services Offices
* Individual study carrels are located on the 3rd floor for Quiet Study
If you need assistance finding materials, please inquire at any of the service desks in the library. Additional service changes are being reviewed for implementation in the next few months.
Circulation Desk: (563) 884-5641Telefax:(563) 884-5897Reference Desk: (563) 884-5896Interlibrary Loan: (563) 884-5641Document Delivery: (563) 884-5896Special Collections& Archives: (563) 884-5893Library Director: (563) 884-5442
The caliber of a college's library is an important indicator of its intellectual strength. Palmer's West campus library is a dynamic, 14,000- square-foot learning center that has large windows and picturesque views of the South Bay area and nearby mountain ranges, and occupies nearly 15 percent of the campus. The Library houses 9,650 books and more than 12,000 periodicals. Its assets include nearly 1,000 video and audio tapes on chiropractic history, practice management, and patient care procedures as well as a journal center that subscribes to more than 300 magazines, trade publications, and chiropractic association newsletters from around the world. The newly installed on-line patron computer station provides Library visitors immediate status regarding the availability of a journal, book or video.
Natural Standard Database is linked on each Campus Library’s Core Resources page. Natural Standard Database provides evidence-based information on dietary supplements (including herbs, vitamins, and minerals), functional foods, diets, complementary practices (modalities), exercises, and medical conditions. Natural Standard Database is composed of six databases: Herbs & Supplements; Health & Wellness; Comparative Effectiveness; Medical Conditions; Brand Names and Interactions.
In addition, Natural Standard Database contains
As a service to all its users, it has an interactive Demo link for a basic tutorial. If you have either questions about or problems linking to Natural Standard Database, please contact Collection Management Librarian Phyllis Harvey on the Davenport campus.
The Palmer's West campus Library maintains professional relationships with the Medical Library Association; CLIBCON (the Chiropractic Library Consortium); and the Northern California Medical Library Group (NCMLG). Membership in the NCMLG facilitates inter-library exchanges of books and related materials between Palmer West and local hospital libraries, to which students have access privileges.
The Palmer's Florida Campus Library serves as an information resource for the students, faculty and staff of Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida Campus. PFCL serves as a resource for the general and chiropractic communities of Port Orange, Daytona Beach and the Central Florida area.
Palmer's Florida Campus LibraryPalmer College of Chiropractic, Florida Campus4777 City Center ParkwayPort Orange, FL 32129-4153
*PFL hours of 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. the two Saturdays prior to Finals week.2012 Library Hours Service Calendar
The Palmer Florida Library service venues are located in the Library on the first floor of Academic Building Two on campus located at 4777 City Center Parkway. These service points include:
Davenport, Iowa, CampusAcademic Affairs(563) 884-5466
San Jose, Calif., CampusAcademic Administration(408) 944-6000
Port Orange, Fla., CampusAcademic Affairs(386) 763-2760
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