If you have stopped by the library in the last couple of weeks, you may have noticed a few changes. This summer, we are working on a redesign of the front room study space. We are bringing in more seating, a much requested standing desk, and tables that you can customize for group work. We are also assessing and moving around reference books to allow for longer checkout periods. Please pardon our progress (and mess) while we make the space better for you. If you are having difficulty finding any resources, please stop by the front desk so we can help you.
We are delighted to welcome Pacific University into the Portland Academic Health Libraries (PAHL) consortium, expanding further the breadth of library materials available to the NUNM community. PAHL is a cooperative arrangement between the libraries of Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, Pacific University, National University of Natural Medicine and University of Western States. Students and faculty from each PAHL institution may use any of the other PAHL libraries during their regular open hours and check out materials from their collections. This includes use of online databases when in the library building (access from off campus is not available).
Your NUNM ID card may be used to check out books and other circulating materials from other PAHL libraries. Requests for materials may be made either through our library catalog or through interlibrary loan. The lending library will deliver requested materials to NUNM for you to pick up, and you can return them to our library – we will check them in and return them to their home library.
Questions? Ask us how to search and use the collections of our partner PAHL schools!
Do you have questions about plagiarism? Well look no further! The library has compiled resources to help guide you through the confusing and sometimes frustrating world of plagiarism. This guide goes over the different forms of plagiarism, tips and tools to help avoid it, and real world examples of the damage it can cause. Take a moment to look over ways that you can avoid plagiarism.
March is here and with it brings National Kidney Month. We are celebrating this wonderful organ at the NUNM library with a display on the lovely kidney. Titles include The ABCs of Kidney Disease, Clinical Nephrology in Chinese Medicine, and Renal Physiology. Come by the library and check out the wonderful world of kidneys.
Comics aren’t just for kids! Graphic medicine explores medicine and healthcare using comics as a medium. Comics and graphic novels can be helpful tools for both practitioners and patients to learn about or express their experiences with medicine and the healthcare system. To highlight this genre, we have a variety of titles on display that explore Alzheimer’s Disease, Asperger Syndrome, anxiety, and more!
For the month of February, the Student Doctors for Ethnic Diversity and the library have created a display based on the theme, “Health and Wellbeing: The Condition of Women and Men’s Health”. A few titles that are being highlighted this year are Medical apartheid, Black man in a white coat, Black women’s health, The African American woman’s health book, Body and soul : the Black Panther Party and the fight against medical discrimination. The display also includes portraits and bios on Black doctors and scientists that have made contributions to the medical profession.
If you have ever been curious about what Ayurveda or Ayurvedic medicine is, then the library has the display for you. For the next few weeks, the library will be displaying books chosen by the Ayurveda Club. These books are meant to be a window into the many facets of Ayurvedic medicine and techniques. Some of the books featured in this display are: Ayurvedic Massage, Ayurveda and the Mind, and Scientific Basis for Ayurvedic Therapies. Come by the library and check it out.
Soon we will begin adding our print journal holdings (physical journals) so you can see what we have available on the shelf in the library. Until that process is complete, the library catalog is the best place to find a comprehensive listing of all journal holdings, both print and electronic.
We now have BoardVitals to help NUNM students prep for the NPLEX Part 1 and NPLEX Part 2. BoardVitals provides an interactive online question bank with up-to-date explanations from top naturopathic educators and literature with answers, detailed feedback and assessment of your progress. It is accessible at any time, anywhere from any device with a wireless connection making it perfect for students on the go. It is available to students and faculty with access on-campus and off-campus.
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