Projects & Initiatives

National Library of Medicine (NLM): Cataloging

Following the extensive weeding of DULA Library’s print and audiovisual materials, renovation of the current cataloging system has begun in order to increase effective search and retrieval of items. Subsequent subscription to the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and its cataloging services now enables greater accuracy and breadth of bibliographic records, as well as propelling improved organization of materials for ease of discovery. As part of OCLC services, the Library also gains access to and becomes an active contributor of high quality records available from institutions around the world through WorldCat. With the records provided through OCLC, the Library has begun implementing the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) classification system, which will eventually replace the current Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) system.

The Library is in the process of transitioning to both NLM and Library of Congress classification to reflect OCLC cataloging standards. During this transition, some materials may be temporarily unavailable as call numbers and shelving locations are modified.

WorldShare Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

DULA Library offers an inclusive collection of resources to its community members, and continually strives to expand and refine its holdings to better address the information and research needs of its patrons. WorldShare Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a resource lending service provided through OCLC, connecting DULA Library with thousands of libraries around the world. With subscription to ILL, our patrons can explore an even broader diversity and depth of resources, and borrow previously inaccessible or difficult to find texts.

Multimedia Digitization Project

As part of university-wide efforts to continually improve the quality of its services and resources, the Library initiated the Multimedia Digitization Project to refine and broaden accessibility to its audiovisual collection. Hardcopy audiovisual materials, including VHS, DVD and CD items, have begun conversion to digital files, and are made available for online viewing and lending via the Digital Multimedia Collection upon completion. Audiovisual materials acquired by the Library following this process are evaluated, selected and added to the Digital Multimedia Collection on an ongoing basis. Following completion of this project, physical materials are made available for lending for DULA community members, while digitized materials are only accessible by current DULA students, faculty and staff.

Capstone Archival Collection: Digitization Project

The Capstone Project is the culmination of a student’s work and study in the Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) program, demanding demonstrated application of knowledge gained through evidence-based practice and research. The project is a requisite to graduate and earn a clinical doctorate degree from DULA.  Hardcopies of completed projects are retained by the Library for reference by future DAOM students.

In the university’s efforts to improve usability and accessibility of information resources, the Library instituted the Capstone Digitization Project. Capstone projects housed by the library have begun conversion to digital files for online consumption. Capstone projects are only accessible by current DULA students, faculty and staff.

The Library anticipates the full digitization of currently completed and published Capstone projects to be made available for lending through the Capstone Archival Collection. Subsequently, Capstone projects continue to be digitized and added to the Capstone Archival Collection on an ongoing basis.

For further information and assistance regarding capstone projects, contact with university librarian.

Library 2.0

With the continual growth and spread of technology, library services and learning, tools must evolve accordingly to address these changes in how we perceive, access and retrieve information. DULA Library has consequently adopted the practice of Library 2.0–an updated approach to the delivery and use of library services that incorporates technology and user participation to accommodate ever-changing information and learning needs.

By focusing on user-centered design, DULA Library aims to revitalize library services to satisfy all community members.  Actions to transform current library services include the complete redesign of the library website to provide interactive, collaborative learning and research tools such as digitally accessible video tutorials, Guide on the Side (GOTS) asynchronous learning modules, and research guides. WorldShare Interlibrary Loan services will also be integrated into the library website, allowing patrons to borrow hard-to-find materials from outside institutions.

Collection and Resources

Books & Multimedia

Silk Road Online Public Access Catalog

DULA Library is pleased to present new material not only in our physical library located on campus, but additional online resources for easier access for students and faculty members as well. The new website has a new format which guides patrons to useful resources for professional development, research, and academic materials. We have begun to build our new e-library which includes an online catalogue through Silk Road OPAC system that allows users to browse our current holdings, check the status of loans, and reserve materials remotely. DULA Library has also added many new books to our library in order to support your academic goals. Please come and explore our new and improved space! Additionally, all online resources are available 24/7. For any inquiries or reference questions please contact the librarian at library@dula.edu

http://lib03.sa3000.com/web.asp?key=1R&lang=eng

Please click on the URL above to remotely access to our online library catalog!

New Materials

To view a list of newly added materials to the Library’s collection, click on the links below.

Suggested Reading

Students in the MSOM and DAOM programs may refer to the resources listed below to prepare for the California Acupuncture License Exam and NCCAOM Exam.

All items listed are available in print form through the DULA Library unless otherwise noted. Questions unique to these exams may only be found in the English versions of these texts.

Online Resources

DULA Library offers Students & Faculty the LIRN online databases allowing each library patron to have access to a variety of e-books, full-text articles, and periodical publications, journals, and newspapers. LIRN is available 24/7 though internet access, allowing students and faculty access according to their schedule. The library patrons are able to access the LIRN databases (https://proxy.lirn.net/DonggukUnivLosAngeles) directly and they can have their LIRN access credentials at the library reference desk. Through the LIRN online collections, students and faculty have access to database vendors such as ProQuest, GALE, and EBSCOhost. Each vendor has numerous databases that can be searched by subject or search individual databases like the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) for reference information. DULA researchers can search for reference materials such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, and almanacs as well as full-text articles from journals, e-books, newspapers and magazines across multidisciplinary subjects.

Accessing LIRN Portal

To access your LIRN databases, go to:

https://proxy.lirn.net/DonggukUnivLosAngeles

Please have your Username and Password at the library reference desk.

URL, Username, and Passwords are case sensitive.

This is an Institutional-level login. Note that on the LIRN Portal, there is a search box that allows you to directly query across vendors using federated search service, LIRN Search. The default view is the Subject view. You can change this view during your current session by clicking on one of the other tabs (alphabetical, simple, vendor).

ProQuest Core is composed of:

  • ProQuest Central – 57 multidisciplinary databses
  • Ebook Central: Academic Complete – 145,000+ ebooks
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library – 2500+ ebooks
  • Statista – a source for infographics and statistics

Helpful Videos

Our Librarian has composed several YouTube Videos that you might find useful.

Of particular interest: Starting Your Research with LIRN’s ProQuest Core

If you have any questions, please contact us at library@dula.edu

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Special Collections

Digital Multimedia Collection

As part of university-wide efforts to continually improve the quality of its services and resources, the Library created the Digital Multimedia Collection to refine and broaden accessibility to its media resources. Hardcopy audiovisual materials, including VHS, DVD and CD items, have begun conversion to digital files, and are made available for online viewing and lending upon completion.

The Library anticipates the digitized items made available for lending. Hardcopy and digital audiovisual materials acquired by the Library following this process are evaluated, selected and added to the Digital Multimedia Collection on an ongoing basis. Physical materials are available for lending for DULA community members, while digitizal materials are only accessible by current DULA students, faculty and staff.

CAPSTONE Archival Collection

The Capstone Project is the culmination of a student’s work and study in the Doctorate of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) program, demanding demonstrated application of knowledge gained through evidence-based practice and research. The project is a requisite to graduate and earn a clinical doctorate degree from DULA.  Hardcopies of completed projects are retained by the Library for reference by future DAOM students.

In the university’s efforts to improve usability and accessibility of information resources, the Library instituted the Capstone Digitization Project. Capstone projects housed by the library have begun conversion to digital files for online consumption. Capstone projects are only accessible by current DULA students, faculty and staff.

The Library anticipates the full digitization of currently completed and published Capstone projects to be made available for lending through the Capstone Archival Collection. Subsequently, Capstone projects continue to be digitized and added to the Capstone Archival Collection on an ongoing basis.

For further information and assistance regarding capstone projects, contact with university librarian.

Research Tools and Help

Online Learning Resources

DULA Library offers Students & Faculty the LIRN online databases allowing each library patron to have access to a variety of e-books, full-text articles, and periodical publications, journals, and newspapers. LIRN is available 24/7 though internet access, allowing students and faculty access according to their schedule. The library patrons are able to access the LIRN databases (https://proxy.lirn.net/DonggukUnivLosAngeles) directly and they can have their LIRN access crenditials at the library reference desk. Through the LIRN online collections, students and faculty have access to database vendors such as ProQuest, GALE, and EBSCOhost. Each vendor has numerous databases that can be searched by subject or search individual databases like the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) for reference information. DULA researchers can search for reference materials such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, and almanacs as well as full-text articles from journals, e-books, newspapers and magazines across multidisciplinary subjects.

Accessing LIRN Portal

To access your LIRN databases, go to:

https://proxy.lirn.net/DonggukUnivLosAngeles

Please have your Username and Password at the library reference desk.

URL, Username, and Passwords are case sensitive.

This is an Institutional-level login. Note that on the LIRN Portal, there is a search box that allows you to directly query across vendors using federated search service, LIRN Search. The default view is the Subject view. You can change this view during your current session by clicking on one of the other tabs (alphabetical, simple, vendor).

ProQuest Core is composed of:

  • ProQuest Central – 57 multidisciplinary databses
  • Ebook Central: Academic Complete – 145,000+ ebooks
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library – 2500+ ebooks
  • Statista – a source for infographics and statistics

Helpful Videos

Our Librarian has composed several YouTube Videos that you might find useful.

Of particular interest:

If you have any questions, please contact us at library@dula.edu

Reference Manager Software: Mendeley

With the Mendeley Reference Manager, you can easily organize and search your personal library, annotate documents and cite as you write.

https://www.mendeley.com/

https://desktop-download.mendeley.com/download/Getting_Started_Guide.pdf

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WorldCat

WorldCat is an online network of library holdings, providing access to the collections of libraries from all over the world. It enables the search and discovery of relevant records and locates resources, offering a comprehensive list of books, journals, recordings and other materials found in academic, public, specialized, corporate and school libraries around the globe.

Search WorldCat for items not available through DULA Library. Items found in WorldCat may be requested through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Certain fees may apply, please see library staff for more information and assistance searching WorldCat.

Instructional Resources for Faculty

Instructional Resources for Faculty