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Tom and Mae Bahan Library

The library provides students and faculty with the resources they need to succeed.  For lower quarters, we provide access to anatomy resources online as well as a wide selection of anatomy models. The library also has a collection of basic science books in print and digital formats.  Students in clinic can access research articles through our online databases. The librarian is available for faculty to request bibliographic instruction on how to do research or use specific databases. The library offers a variety of tools and services to increase the knowledge and skills of future chiropractors.

Library Hours

Monday 8:00am-10:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-10:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-10:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-10:00pm
Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday Closed

*Hours subject to change during finals and breaks

Quick Links

*You can pull up a complete list of all eBooks in the catalog by limiting your search to Location=Online Resource

Circulation Services

Borrowing periods for materials

General stacks – 2 weeks
Reserve books – Overnight or library use only. Overnight copies cannot be checked out before noon and must be returned by noon the following day.
NBCE books – 3 days
DVDs – 3 days
Models – 3 hours
Study rooms – 2 hours
Journals – Library use only

Interlibrary Loan

ILL service is available to students and faculty to fill requests for books or articles the library does not have in house. Fill out the request form and bring it to the library or email Chandra Pierce

Chandra Pierce, B.A., M.L.I.S.

Director of Learning Resources

Cassie Traugott, B.A.

Assistant Director of Learning Resources

Library Databases

BioMed Central – BMC is an STM (Science, Technology, and Medicine) publisher with over 290 peer-reviewed open access journals. Our journals span all areas of biology, medicine, and health and articles are made freely accessible online immediately upon publication.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) – DOAJ is a community-curated online directory that indexes and provides access to over 9,000 high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals.


DISCUS – SC’s virtual library, DISCUS (Digital Information for South Carolina Users) is provided through the SC State Library and offers 24/7 access to a variety of subscription databases including Consumer Health Complete, Nursing Resource Center and Science Reference Center.  DISCUS includes access to EBSCOhost Research Databases where you can search Alt HealthWatch, Health Source, MEDLINE, Psychology & Behavioral Sciences and much more.  See a complete list of databases in DISCUS and EBSCOhost.

DITKI is an interactive online resource for nearly 30 medical and biological sciences. It includes video tutorials, notes, quizzes and a drawing pad.

EBSCOhost Electronic Journals Service – Full-text electronic journals subscribed to by the LRC.  To see a list of available journals, click here.

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Index to Chiropractic Literature – The primary goal of the Index to Chiropractic Literature is to provide indexing of the peer-reviewed literature produced by chiropractic publishers. ICL provides full bibliographic records, and abstracts are reproduced with publishers’ permissions.


McCoy Press Journals – Full-text online access to:

Journal of Maternal, Pediatric, and Family Health – Chiropractic; Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research (formerly JVSR); Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research; Dialogues: The Journal of Philosophy, Principles, and Practice of Chiropractic

On Purpose – Each month, On Purpose covers the three most relevant topics that affect Chiropractors around the world: science, politics, and philosophy. Dr. Christopher Kent and Dr. Patrick Gentempo keep you current and connected in the chiropractic profession.  Login information is listed on the remote access sheet.  It will also give you access to Chiro Stroke Myth.

Ovid (part of Wolters Kluwer) provides access to a collection of eBooks, including Souza’s Differential Diagnosis and Anrig’s Pediatric Chiropractic (NBCE). The LRC also has subscriptions to three online journals through Ovid: The Back LetterInternational Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare, and Journal of Manipulative & Physiological Therapeutics.  The login information for Ovid is listed on the remote access sheet.

PEDro is the Physiotherapy Evidence Database. PEDro is a free database of over 34,000 randomized trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy. For each trial, review or guideline, PEDro provides the citation details, the abstract and a link to the full text, where possible.


PubMed comprises over 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals and online books.

What’s the difference between PubMed, PubMed Central, and MEDLINE?

PubMed Central is a free archive of full-text biomedical and life sciences journal articles.


R2 Digital Library is a searchable collection of eBooks in the health sciences including Chiropractic Technique (Bergmann) and Clinical and Radiological Anatomy of the Lumbar Spine (Bogduk).

ScienceDirect – full text articles from over 1,200 health and life science journals.

TRIP (Turning Research Into Practice) – The TRIP Database is a clinical search tool designed to allow health professionals to rapidly identify the highest quality clinical evidence for clinical practice

Visible Body has a comprehensive 3D gross anatomy of the male and female with select microanatomy of the senses and tissues, cadaver slices and MRIs that are paired with 3D models, and 3D moving models of muscles and bones.

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