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Below you will find commonly asked questions that have been submitted to the Library recently. Click on a question to reveal the answer. To ask a question of your own to our librarians, please email us now!

My instructor has assigned a specific journal article for me to read. How do I find the article?

From the library home page library.palmer.edu, select eJournals from under the Search drop down box (you will be prompted to sign into the Palmer network).

Search the eJournals list to find the journal and the coverage.

When you find the journal, click on *Full text access* from the listed links, you should be able to navigate to the year, volume or issue needed.

The Library may have access to older journals or volumes not available electronically, so if you still cannot locate the article, contact us for assistance.

How do I access online journals and articles that require a subscription?

You can access Palmer's databases from this page: Databases

Most of the databases will require a Palmer network login. With PubMed, you won't be prompted to log in until you try to access an article from one of our journal subscriptions.

If you have any other questions, please let us know.

What is interlibrary loan?

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is when Palmer borrows an item from another library for a patron.

For example, if we don't have an article you're looking for, we can request it from another library.

We can also request books from other Palmer campuses.

For more information about interlibrary loan, or ILL, see this page

How do I find the Index to Chiropractic Literature?

The ICL is available on the open web: http://www.chiroindex.org

It is also available from the Palmer library's databases page.

How do I use MIRC, The Medical Imaging Resource Center from my personal computer?

The MIRC version that is available through the library's webpage does not require any additional program to view.

Clicking on the MIRC link brings you to the MIRC Search page. From there, just clicking on *GO* without a search returns all the cases to which you have access.

Clicking on any case title will bring up the radiological imaging files.

MIRC is only accessible from an on-campus location and not from outside the Palmer network.

How can I access journals off campus?

If you have a citation or are looking for a specific journal, start at the Library's homepage.

From the search widget choose “eJournals & OneSearch” (you will be prompted to sign into the Palmer network).

Type in the journal you are looking for in the search box. If we have any electronic coverage of the journal it will be listed.

I am not a currently enrolled student. Is it possible for me to use the Library?

While Palmer College of Chiropractic is a closed campus, visitor privileges may be given by visiting the campus security desk and obtaining a Visitor badge. Visitors may use all Palmer Library's resources while on campus including books, scholarly and leisure journals, audio-visual items and anatomical models. Please check with your local Palmer library branch for its visitor borrowing privileges.

Do we have access to JOSPT (Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy)?

The JOSPT is an "open access" journal or makes quite a lot of their material (with author's permission) freely available in full text. The Library links directly to the publisher's page which has the archived articles from 1979 to the present.

How can I access OneSearch, or EverythingSearch?

From the library's webpage (library.palmer.edu) look for the search widget. OneSearch is the option for the "eJournals & OneSearch" tab.

Does the Library have any published papers about Chiropractic research?

Most of the Library's research databases are for members of the Palmer College of Chiropractic community. You would need network login privileges to access the full text of most of the documents found.

You may search the college catalog or use the college's Palmer OneSearch function from the Library's homepage to see what may be available.

A simple search for the term subluxation AND chiropractic limited to full text availability and from scholarly and peer reviewed publications returns over 5,000 results.

The college does make quite a lot of original research conducted by the college freely available from their research institute website, those papers are located here: http://www.palmer.edu/research/publications/

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