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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…

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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…

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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…

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National Poetry Month

April is NATIONAL POETRY MONTH, and in honor of that, the Special Services department is highlighting some of the amazing poetry we have in our collection that is either written by D.C.’s, written about chiropractic, or inspired by Palmer in one way or another. In the 1920’s a proud Palmer graduate, William H. Rauchfuss, wrote a whopping 75 poems and…

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Palmer Library History

The library has been part of Palmer since at least 1904, originally located at 828 Brady Street. The library had 897 volumes at this point, enclosed in “Globe-Wernecke Book Case Units” and by 1911 the library’s collection had grown to several thousand volumes.  The Library was located in the B.J. Palmer classroom building during the 1920s and 1930s, and later…

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National Library Week

  National Library week is coming up, and we have some events planned for that week including a snack day, trading canned foods for fines, and a movie night! Come and join us and be sure to check out the display case on the 3rd floor of the Davenport campus library to see where the David D. Palmer Library started…

Yearbook Selection

Digitize This!

New online content is now available to our students, faculty and chiropractic history enthusiasts! This month we have seven yearbooks that are now available in a searchable Flipbook format: Palmer Yearbook, 1938  Palmer Yearbook, 1939 Palmer Yearbook, 1943 Palmer Yearbook, 1944 Palmer Yearbook, 1948 Palmer Yearbook, 1963 Palmer Yearbook, 1967 And the following three Palmer Publications, including a green book:…

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African Americans in Chiropractic History

In honor of Black History Month, our 2nd floor display case is highlighting some significant people and moments in chiropractic and African-American history. Harvey Lillard, the first person to be adjusted was African-American, and he played a huge role in the founding of chiropractic. Rubel College was the first Chiropractic College to accept African-Americans into the program. It was founded…