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How do I know if an article is considered peer reviewed?

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The most thorough way to find if an article is peer reviewed is to visit the journal publisher's website, locate the journal title, and read the section about the journal which will indicate if submissions to that journal go through a peer review process. See the Tutorials research for info on specific databases. 

PubMed - Everything is considered peer reviewed.

EBSCOhost - Use the advanced Search or limit your results after running a search to peer review and academic journals.

Google Scholar - Many items are peer reviewed, but there are some which are not. There isn't a way to limit results to just peer reviewed.

Can I renew my materials?

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You may renew books, journals, or media items in person, or through the library catalog. Bones and models are not renewable and must be returned by the due date/time to avoid fines. To renew in person, please have a valid ID (Logan ID or state issued ID) or know your student number. You do not have to have the materials with you at time of renewal. To renew online, choose View Your Library Account in the library catalog.

How do I get an article that Logan does not have?

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If you need an article that Logan does not own, we can try to obtain it for you by interlibrary loan.  See "Request Articles & Books" from the library's main page.

I am trying to access an article in Pubmed but it keeps asking me for a password. How do I see the full article?

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PubMed is an abstract database that indexes thousands of journals. Journal publishers provide links to full text when available. Some of these are free, but most are paid subscriptions. You have access to free articles and those that Logan pays for a subscription. Look for the Logan Online or Logan Paper icons to access free text. More instructions are located in the PubMed tutorial. We can also order items that are not in our collection by interlibrary loan.

Is there a time limit for reserve books? Can more than one be checked out at a time? May I place a hold on reserve books? Can you tell me who has the reserve book out?

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There is not a time limit on reserve books, they are due back same day by closing time and can not leave the LRC. You may have more than one reserve book at a time. Holds can not be placed on reserve items, however you may ask who has the item checked out (please note that this only applies to reserve books).

How much does it cost to print in the computer lab?

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Printing is free!

How do I search for only peer reviewed materials?

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PubMed - Articles in PubMed are considered peer reviewed and there isn't a limiter to use in the database.

EBSCOhost (includes Cochrane, SPORTDiscus, Food Science Source, AMED) - Click on Advanced Search under the search box and select Peer Reviewed.

Google Scholar - There isn't a limiter in Google Scholar.  You will have to look at the publisher page and "about this journal" or similar to find out if a journal is peer reviewed.

Index to Chiropractic Literature - Click on "Switch to Advanced Search" and then select "Peer Reviewed Citations" under "Peer Review".

See also How do I know if an article is considered peer reviewed? and Tutorials.

Can I put an item on hold?

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You may place a hold on circulating copies of books, media, or journals through the library catalog. You may not place a hold on a book that you have an additional copy checked out in your name. Bones and models and reserve items can not be placed on hold.

How long is the checkout period for books, media, bones, etc?

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Checkout periods are different for various materials. Please see our Policies & Fines page for more details.

Is there a place to make color copies in the LRC?

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No, unfortunately we are not equipped with a color copy machine.

I'm trying to renew my materials online. Isn't my name and campus ID the same as my Logan email?

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The Logan catalog is a shared catalog system with other academic libraries and is not the same as a Logan's email or My Logan. When you enter your name, do not put a period between your first and last name. Example: jane doe (do not enter as jane.doe). Your campus ID is your 9 digit student number followed by L. Example: 123456789l

Can I access databases and articles off-campus?

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Yes, simply use the links provided through the Logan Databases page or the Journal Holdings List. You will be prompted to enter the same credentials as your Logan email.

Are there any circulating copies of a reserve book?

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In some cases, we do have circulating copies of reserve books that can be checked out. Please see the library catalog to find out if we have additional available copies. Or contact us for help.

I need to find demographic information for the state in which I plan to practice. How do I locate the number of chiropractors in an area?

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View the professional websites list on the Getting Started in Your Chiropractic Profession for links to sites with demographical statistics. See also Logan's Career Development contact information for more help.

What are the hours of the library and computer lab?

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The library and the computer lab have different hours. Please see our main page for the full calendar at www.logan.edu/library. When the library is closed, the group study rooms are locked.  The Idea Room has the same hours as the computer lab.

Can I limit my PubMed search to include only Logan's items that are available online and not the ones that are in print format only?

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No, this is not an option available through PubMed.  Read more about limiting your results by visiting the PubMed Tutorial page.

How do I locate requirements from the state in which I plan to practice?

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Visit the Licensure & Boards research guide from the LRC website under Research Guides.

Is there a scanner available in the computer lab?

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You may scan items using the copier at the front of the LRC or in the Copy Room.  It does not cost anything.  Choose "Use Copier Functions" and then "Scan" on the screen.

How much does it cost to make a copy in the computer lab?

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Nothing, it is free.

I need to cite my research paper in the style of JMPT. How do I do this?

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JMPT uses the American Medical Association (AMA) style. See our AMA Style Guide for details on how to cite research papers.

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