3 Resources to Use at Your Chiropractic College’s Library
The chiropractic college library is a tremendous source of support for students as they progress through their educational journeys. It is a gateway to world-renowned research in the health sciences, a provider of hands-on learning tools, and a haven for quiet study. The library should feel like a home away from home, where materials and personal assistance are readily available, and students feel comfortable exploring and utilizing every resource at hand.
Discover how Sherman College has achieved these objectives, and so much more, through the Tom and Mae Bahan library and online catalog. Accessible on campus and online, the library is dedicated to fostering student confidence, academic success, and career readiness.
Here are just three of the many resources you’ll find at the library when you stop by for a visit, whether in person or online.
1. Visual Resources & Interactive Tools for Learning Anatomy
Research shows that about 65 percent of humans are visual learners and that we process visuals about 60,000 times faster than text. This means we absorb and understand new, challenging material best when it’s illustrated in images like graphs, charts, pictures, and videos. And students at chiropractic college definitely have their hands full with new, challenging material!
For example, the study of anatomy requires students to identify and understand each of the body’s organs, bones, etc. When you consider that the human body contains more than 200 bones, it seems likely that students will need some strategies for remembering these details!
Why not take advantage of the Sherman library’s online visual tools for learning anatomy?
Anatomy.tv offers a comprehensive online database of 3D anatomy images, movies, and animations. If you’re a tactile learner who understands by doing, we recommend Draw It to Know It, an interactive tool that guides students through neuroanatomy with drawing, quizzes, and videos.
2. Thousands of Scientific Journals for Your Chiropractic Research Projects
During the course of their chiropractic education, students complete projects that require access to cutting-edge, peer-edited research. The Sherman Library maintains subscriptions to nearly every major chiropractic periodical currently in publication, as well as a number of current resources related to the health sciences.
Students can access these collections for free and online, for convenient off-campus study. Our resources include:
- BioMed Central: offering full-text articles in the fields of science, technology, and medicine
- EBSCOhost: full-text journals covering alternative medicine, health, chiropractic and more
- MANTIS: the world’s largest chiropractic, osteopathic and related research database
- Index to Chiropractic Literature: bibliographic records for peer-reviewed literature produced by chiropractic publishers
- DISCUS (Digital Information for South Carolina Users): 50 databases and resources, including Consumer Health Complete,
- MEDLINE, Health Source, and Small Business Reference Center
Students are welcome to explore Sherman’s extensive, special collection of “Green Books,” which chronicle the history and philosophy of chiropractic, as developed by B.J. Palmer. Many of these are rare first editions!
3. Expert Assistance & Study Rooms for Chiropractic College Students
Not sure how to use the research databases, having trouble locating a full-text article, or uncertain of how to construct a bibliography? Just ask the experts at Sherman’s Tom and Mae Bahan Library.
The Learning Resource Center staff is dedicated to helping your information search go as smoothly as possible. Assistance is readily available from:
- 7:30 am to 4 pm and 6 pm to 10 pm, Monday through Thursday
- 7:30 am to 4 pm on Friday
- Noon to 6 pm on Saturday
If you’d like a quiet place to study or collaborate on a group project, the library provides six small rooms and one large meeting area. There is also space dedicated to Sherman’s collection of bones and anatomical models, which students are free to examine at any time.
Whether you need help learning course material, completing a research project, or want practical information about launching your chiropractic career—the Sherman library is ready to welcome you. Find us online or drop by for a visit!