MEM1

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a time to honor our veterans. Check out our yearbooks to learn more about the “The Glory of Carrying On” and the “Veterans Organization of the P.S.C.” which started early on in honor of those students that served in World War I. We have some promotional pamphlets and articles in the National Chiropractic Journal, International Review of Chiropractic and…

bochair

Bo, the Library Cat of Palmer West

Cats and libraries are natural partners. Cats are drawn to our quiet spaces, with shelves for climbing and peaceful nooks for taking naps. Even Wikipedia has its own entry for library cats, and Dewey was probably the most famous one of all. So, I was amused, yet not surprised, to find evidence that our Palmer campus once had its own library…

mablenecklacecard

Happy Birthday, Mabel Palmer!

This Sunday is Mabel Palmer’s Birthday, and we wanted to highlight some of her accomplishments in honor of that. She received special training in Chicago for anatomy and dissection in 1906 and returned to Davenport to obtain her doctor of chiropractic degree. She became an early faculty member at Palmer, and taught anatomy at Palmer for almost 40 years. She wrote the Textbook…

referee

Refereed or Peer-Reviewed?

PLEASE HELP!  My instructor just told me I needed refereed journal articles!  I’ve found all of these that are on topic, but I don’t actually know what being refereed, or peer-reviewed means, and I can’t really tell if these papers are from refereed journals.   No problem, the library can help you out.  First of all, you should understand that…

hysteria4 copy

Mental Health Month

To celebrate Mental Health Month and National Women’s Health Week, we are coordinating this post with our National Library of Medicine display, “The Literature of Prescription”. It discusses women and the role of doctors in using the idea of female weakness to discourage women from participating in professional, creative, and intellectual life. The exhibit focuses on the story behind Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s indictment of…

NLM Exhibit copy

The Literature of Prescription

In Celebration of Mental Health Month, the David D. Palmer Library is hosting “The Literature of Prescription”, an exhibit by the U.S. National Library of Medicine. The Literature of Prescription: Charlotte Perkins Gilman and “The Yellow Wall-Paper” reviews the role of late nineteenth-century medical and scientific experts in using the idea of female weakness to discourage women from participating in…

6 pink

Celebrating Correct Posture Month with Posture Queens!

  Posture Queen contests started with the ‘Most Perfect Spine Contest’ in 1927, held by the ACA, and a few more contests were held throughout the 20’s and 30’s including ‘Perfect Spine’, ‘Perfect Back’, and ‘Miss Perfection’. Men initially had their own division early on, but they were no longer considered by 1931. These contests were held as a sort of marketing…

photo-1423666639041-f56000c27a9a

Keeping Up with Chiropractic

Evidence-based practice requires keeping up with research in the field—hardly an easy feat!  Here’s a quick guide to some of the best ways to keep tabs on the latest in chiropractic and related research. Most of the databases in the David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library allow users to set up an alert for articles on the keywords. This prompts…

4

Preservation Week – The Importance of Preservation Awareness

Over 630 million items in libraries, museums, etc. require immediate attention. These places are often understaffed, and have no one specifically assigned to the care of the collection. These resources are in jeopardy if something should happen, for example natural disasters, and this doesn’t just include archives and museums. Personal collections of books, photos, or data are are risk as well. ALA…

WhatIsMEDLINEresize

PubMed and MEDLINE: What Is the Difference?

Once upon a time, in the land of Bethesda, Maryland, the United States National Library of Medicine created a groundbreaking database of journal article data. The year was 1964, and most people had never used a computer or even heard the word “database.” The database became MEDLINE, and it was available to a few select librarians and researchers, who accessed…