Introduction to the LRC
The LRC houses the Library, the Computer Lab, and the Distance Learning Hub, and is centrally located on the first floor of the Administration Center. The College Archives is an integral part of the LRC, and is located in Room G106.
Newly renovated and dedicated in 2004, the LRC provides a collection of approximately 14,200 volumes of books, 177 eBooks, 84 individual journal subscriptions, over 27,900 electronic journals through 27 online databases, and 1,437 items in the media collection. In addition, an outstanding collection of over 700 natural and synthetic bones and models, and laminated charts are available. Also included in the collection are publications from state and other chiropractic organizations and associations, and subject files of helpful brochures, booklets, and reprints.
The Library provides access to over 50 Research Guides that provide research assistance by subjects, from the LRC website.
The library is an active member of the Missouri Bibliographic Information User System (MOBIUS). The network is comprised of over 60 college, university and public libraries in the state of Missouri, and provides Internet access to the online catalogs of each of the libraries. Through MOBIUS, Logan students and faculty/staff can borrow books, in-person or by requesting in the MOBIUS catalog, from any of the participating libraries. Additionally, but separate from MOBIUS, an efficient interlibrary loan program offers members of the Logan community access to books, within and beyond Missouri libraries, and photocopies of articles that are not available in the Logan collection.
Logan patrons have the capability of checking their library account, placing holds, and renewing materials via the online catalog. The catalog is accessible from any Internet computer, on or off campus.
Group and individual study facilities are available, including separate rooms furnished with computers and media equipment. Two rooms are designed to accommodate gross anatomy students and others who wish to utilize the various anatomical models and charts. Also featured is a spacious reading area allowing individuals a location to peruse the current journals issues and read in a more relaxed environment.
A variety of electronic databases is available to offer an organized mechanism for research. These databases can be accessed on the LRC computers.
The Computer Lab makes available 82 computer stations, providing Internet access as well as special instructional materials. Stations are distributed throughout both floors of the LRC.
The Distance Learning Hub is housed in a separate room of the LRC and serves as the production center of Logan College’s distance learning program.
The Student Computer Lab is housed in the LRC and makes available 82 computer workstations, distributed throughout both floors of the LRC, for use. Both wired and wireless Internet access is provided, as well as a variety of software programs including:
Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; PowerDVD, FoodWise, Nutrition Spreadsheet, Adobe Acrobat Reader, and SmartCloud EMR.
Each computer has links to PubMed, Mantis, Index to Chiropractic Literature, EBSCOhost, ChiroWeb, ChiroDirectory, the Library's online catalog, the journal holdings list, and the 3D Anatomy for Chiropractic from Primal Pictures. Other selected computers provide access to SmartCloud, and DietMaster Pro. In addition to these applications, the LRC makes available two DVD-Roms that can be played directly from the DVD at the library; they are Primal Pictures Interactive Functional Anatomy and Primal 3D Interactive Series Complete Human Anatomy. Five high speed printers are available.
Library staff members are available for research assistance. Computer Lab attendants are stationed in the Computer Lab to assist with computer and printer/copier questions and problems.
SmartCloud by Future Health is EHR and practice management software specifically for chiropractors. SmartCloud is set up in the computer lab loft area to allow students to practice through a software learning system that includes patient files, clinic set-up, adding new patients, scheduling appointments, adding history and practicing the workflow for patients.
The assessment center has available an OtoSim, or ear simulator that will increase student’s knowledge-base of ear pathologies and otoscopic technique. The realistic earform and canal provide the opportunity to visualize over 200 normal and abnormal high resolution images of the middle ear and external auditory canal. Detailed text allows individuals to read a description of the conditions through a self-guided tutorial. OtoSim is also available at your library computer lab on #s 7 and 8 in area one.
Nutrition Software Description
DietMaster Pro – a professional weight management and nutrition software designed to aid those practicing to become weight management consultants. DietMaster Pro is able to produce Registered Dietitian designed meal plans and grocery lists within minutes, create meal plans from scratch, as well as track weight control goals and produce nutritional assessments. Find this on computers 2, 3, and 5 in area one of the computer lab.
Anatomy Resource Description
3D Anatomy for Chiropractic
from Primal Pictures contains interactive anatomy of the spine plus chiropractic examination with diagnosis, treatment, manipulation, and adjustment. Access from the databases page.
The Distance Learning Hub is housed in a separate room of the LRC and serves as the production center of Logan University’s distance learning program.
General LRC Information
1. Dress in the LRC must conform to the Dress Code in the Student Handbook.
2. Food, coolers, smoking, and the use of tobacco products are prohibited in the LRC.
3. Cell phones should be turned off and not used in the LRC.
4. Noise should be kept to a minimum. Please respect the needs of those studying around you.
5. In order to maintain an atmosphere conducive to study, individuals are discouraged from bringing children aged six or under into the LRC.
6. Copyright Law prohibits unauthorized copying/duplicating/format changing of A-V materials.
7. Personal items are the responsibility of the owner. Students are encouraged to secure such items in their lockers. LRC personnel are not responsible for personal items brought into the LRC.
8. Safety and fire regulations forbid lingering or sitting on the staircase.
9. Animals, with the exception of trained assistance or guide dogs, are not allowed in the LRC.
10. Running, skating, and activities that may be deemed reckless are prohibited in the LRC.
11. Bicycles, skateboards, in-line skates, and scooters (except to aid those with a disability) are not allowed in the LRC.
12. Posters/flyers may not be attached to LRC windows, walls or furnishings, internally or externally, nor distributed within the facility unless authorized by the Director of the LRC.
13. The LRC does not cash checks. Change, up to $20.00, is available at the Circulation Desk.
14. LRC rules are designed to promote an atmosphere conducive to learning and research, and to protect individuals and collections.
Student Computer Lab
Priority use of the Student Computer Lab computers is given to students working on class projects, reports, and research. To ensure that the computers are working properly and available for student educational needs, Logan does not allow the following:
• Downloading programs from the Internet
• Installing software
• Game Playing
• Violation of copyright laws, including resale of programs/materials
• Exploring of system files on either the server or the local systems
• Viewing or sending pornography or obscene materials of any kind
• Replacement of the wallpaper, screensavers, or backgrounds
• Deleting files or folders, other than from the student’s own disk
• Saving files to the computer hard drive. All files should be saved to the student’s own disks
• The use of computer lab workstations by children, aged 12 and under
Violators will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, as defined in the Student Handbook.
Updated 13 Aug 2013