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The Library Resource Center of Parker University includes seventeen study rooms (each with audiovisual capabilities), two enclosed computer rooms with four printers, media room, anatomical model room, copy room, and an extensive periodical section. The Library collection consists of over 16,000 books, archival materials, journals, and other non book resources such as DVD's, CD's, anatomical models, and online resources. The Library is wireless and has LCD panels in five of the study rooms.  New resources and library hours are displayed on an LCD panel display in the North building hallway.  Handouts are located in the library to assist users with database information.


The online catalog is web based and allows Library patrons to open an account and view status and location of resources in the Library.  Two dedicated computers for searching the catalog are located in the front of the library.  

The nearly 250 assembly lectures, commencements, and seminars including the founder, Dr. James Parker are available to Parker students through DVD. The Library webpage offers links to resources (including databases) as well as many full-text articles from journals and magazines the library owns. Full-text online publications include Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Massage, Alternative and Complementary Therapies, Spine, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, and Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research. The Library also purchases journal packages from Ovid and Elsevier's College Edition.  

Library computers have Internet/Intranet access, office programs, e-mail capabilities and printing. Applications available to students include Interactive Green Books and Primal. 

The library has a full time computer support employee and access to Service Desk assistance from Information Services.

 

The Library is located in the North Building. Hours are 6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, 6:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Friday; 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 pm. on Sunday. 

The Library collection contains resources including the Basic Sciences, Chiropractic Sciences, Massage, Alternative Medicine and Radiology. Reserve materials are for in-house use only. The Library also has a wide assortment of AV materials, and anatomical models.  The Library maintains an extensive collection of print and online journals. Online journals can be accessed through A-to-Z Electronic Resources.

The computer lab is equipped with 50 workstations and 4 state-of-the-art printers. Each workstation has the latest office programs, internet access, and e-mail capabilities. Applications available to students include Green Books and Primal.  All computers allow access to databases including EBSCOhost, Alt-Health Watch, CINAHL with Full Text, Cochrane Library, SportsDiscus with Full Text, Index to Chiropractic Literature, Mantis/Health Index and Natural Standard.

The Parker University Library and Resource Center has international borrowing and computer research capabilities, and is a member of several specialized organizations. These organizations include: AMIGOS, a five-state, on-line, computer network group that is part of the Bibliographic Council; and O.C.L.C., which is a nationwide network. In total the Parker Library has access to and borrowing capabilities from over 7,000 other libraries including chiropractic colleges. The Library may also borrow from the Inter-Library Loan Program, which includes the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Irving Public Libraries, the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, and has computer access to 500 medical, scientific, and research databases for University use. Parker University Library also is a member of TexShare. Texas Share is a cooperative program that allows the sharing of library resources with other academic and public libraries in Texas.

The The Parker University Library Resource Center has international borrowing and computer research capabilities. The Library has access to, and borrowing capabilities from, over 7,000 other libraries including chiropractic colleges.

Inter-library Loan services are offered to Parker University campus and alumni. The Parker Library is a member of TexShare. All students and employees may apply for a TexShare card that gives access to all participating Texas public and academic libraries, including University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, and the Dallas and Irving Public Libraries.



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