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Key Resources

On this page you will find links to the Palmer Health Sciences Library's subscription databases, online journals, and electronic books. 


Electronic Books

Ebsco E Books

Ebsco E Books took on the management of the NetLibrary resources that we own. Palmer College Libraries have access to over 9,000 book titles. For further assistance in using the ebooks, please visit your campus Library's database page and click on the Ebscohost databases. The ebooks resource is one of the listed databases. In addition, all ebook titles are in the online catalog.

Digital Book Index

Digital Book Index provides access to more than 72,000 title records from over 1,800 publishers.

Early American Manual Therapy

This collection includes texts from the formative years of osteopathy, chiropractic, naturopathy, neuropathy, massage, mechanical vibration, and magnetic healing in America.

Free access to more than 650 medical books sorted by specialty.

The Internet Public Library's Online Book Collection

"The Internet Public Library Online Texts Collection contains over 15,000 titles that can be browsed by author, by title, or by Dewey Decimal Classification." - A Digital Library of Authoritative Information

"The goal of is to provide a starting point for entry into medical places of enlightenment, entertainment and education on the Internet."

National Academies Press

"The NAP publishes more than 200 books a year on a wide range of topics in science, engineering, and health, capturing the most authoritative views on important issues in science and health policy." There are over 3,000 free books available.

The Online Books Page

Hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Library, The On-Line Books Page was founded in 1993 as "a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet."

Project Gutenburg

Begun in 1971 on the campus of the University of Illinois, "the Project Gutenberg Philosophy is to make information, books and other materials available to the general public in forms a vast majority of the computers, programs and people can easily read, use, quote, and search."  Most of these books are in the humanities, including some historical medical books.

Homeopathy Collection

The Digital Library Production Service and Taubman Medical Library are pleased to announce the availability of the Homeopathy Collection. A project is currently underway to scan 500 books in the Homeopathy Collection of Taubman Medical Library and make their full text available online. The collection contains items dating from the mid-1800s to the present day.

NCBI Bookshelf

The NCBI Bookshelf is produced by the National Library of Medicine and provides online access to a number of biomedical textbooks. Relevant titles include "Alternative Medicine and Rehabilitation: a Guide for Practitioners," "Global Burden of Disease and Risk Factors," and "Health, United States." Full-text is available through keyword searches, but the collection cannot be browsed.  This database is also accessible through PubMed.


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