Life West Library’s eBook Collection
The button will lead you to all titles sorted by classification (call number), so that similar topics are together FYI: Any author, title, or subject search on the online catalog can be limited to the eBook format.
This is a growing collection. Almost all titles are in PDF format, although some titles are in HTML or ePub format. These books are primarily used for reference.
On Campus Use: Any library user has access to eBooks.
Off Campus Use: Most titles are restricted to Students and Faculty. See open-access (free) eBooks below. A limited number of pages can be downloaded or printed out.
Unrestricted eBooks: Open-access eBooks are available in the online catalog for everyone to view. This is a growing collection. Almost all titles are in PDF format, although some titles are in HTML or ePub format. These books are used for reference. They are not available for download. If a book is already in use and unavailable, try again later. A limited number of pages can be printed out.
eReference Books for Health Center
- Differential Diagnosis and Management for the Chiropractor: Protocols and Algorithms / TA Souza, 4th ed., 2009
- Fitzpatrick’s Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology / K Wolff, RA Johnson, 6th ed., 2009
- Yochum & Rowe’s Essentials of Skeletal Radiology / TR Yochum, L Rowe, 3rd ed., 2005
The site has links to almost 400 books, categorized by over 100 topics, with information on impact, publication date, language, and rating (1-3 stars). The search feature does not effectively discover content within all the books, because the books come from many different sources. Some of the listed e-book providers display content with unobtrusive advertising. These books supplement our local library collections, especially since only a few titles are represented in our catalog.
The National Library of Medicine provides this growing collection of open-access biomedical books. Search across all titles, or within individual books Titles are added regularly. These are examples of available titles.
- Acute Low-back Problems in Adults (archived AHCPR Clinical Practice Guideline 14)
- A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia (consumer level database)
- Cardiology Explained
- The Cell – A Molecular Approach
- Citing Medicine: The NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers.2nd ed.
- Developing a Protocol for Observational Comparative Effectiveness Research: A User’s Guide / P Velentgas, 2013)
- Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects: Oxidative Stress and Disease/ Iris Benzie and Sissi Wachtel-Galor, 2nd ed., 2011
- How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease
- Inflammation and the Microcirculation / DM Granger and E Senchenkova, 2010
- Know Your Chances: Understanding Health Statistics / S Woloshin, LM Schwartz, HG Welch, 2008 (advanced consumer level)
- Low Back Pain (NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 88) chapter from National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (UK)
- Molecular Biology of the Cell
- Neural Plasticity and Memory
- Neurobiology of Chemical Communication / M Mucingnat-Caretta, 2014
- Skeletal Muscle Circulation / Ronald J. Korthuis, 2011
- Smart Health Choices: Making Sense of Health Advice / L Irwig, et al., 2008 (advanced consumer level)
What is an eBook?
eBooks are either electronic versions of printed books or books that were originally published in digital format. Keyword searching is a typical feature.
What are the system requirements for viewing eBooks?
Since most e-books at Life West library are in PDF or HTML format, any Internet-connected device with a large enough screen for reading is suitable. The emerging ePub format configures its display to the device being used. The library has not purchased any eBooks that require proprietary readers.
Can the library purchase required and recommended textbooks in eBook format, for easier access by all students?
Textbook publishers frequently sell eBook versions enhanced with study aids to individual users, and only sometimes to libraries. The librarians do check for availability of digital texts and are glad to follow up on suggestions. Publishers adjust their product lines regularly, and you might notice availability of an eBook before we do! Keep in mind that the library provides eBooks for reference only, generally for one user at a time, and does not “checkout” any eBooks via temporary download at this time. However, our licenses often permit saving small portions of an eBook as a PDF.
Can I search all eBooks simultaneously?
There is no method available at this time to search across all titles regardless of source. Typically, you can search for text inside one book, or across all of the books offered by that particular publisher.