DULA Library

Dongguk University Los Angeles Library (DULA) has more than 12,400 books, access to over 6,500 journal articles, and offers 250 audiovisual materials on Oriental medicine. The collection also includes Western medical texts, digital resources and study aids, providing a wealth of research resources to students, faculty and community members. Through the acquisitions program and donations from benefactors, the Library continues to grow as a major asset to the Los Angeles area’s Oriental medicine community. DULA is a wireless campus with numerous WiFi hotspots, with printing and photocopying available through the Library. An enclosed computer lab and open study area with tables and individual study carrels are situated within the Library, which also houses a student bookstore open during the Library’s operating hours.

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

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

Library hours are Monday-Saturday 8:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. The Library is closed on Sundays

Librarian Hours

Monday 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wednesday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thurday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday CLOSED

Contact DULA Library

Need assistance?

DULA Library is located on the DULA campus in Koreatown, Los Angeles. Our facility is located at 440 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, CA. 90020, on the third floor (Room 303).

Phone (213) 487-0110 ext. 408

Email libstaffdula@gmail.com

Chat libstaffdula@gmail.com

DULA Librarian library@dula.edu

Library hours are Monday-Saturday 8:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. The Library is closed on Sundays.

Check-out service is available on Monday-Friday 1:00 P.M. – 6 P.M.

Library hours may vary during quarter break season.

DULA Library Mission and Vison

Mission

DULA Library inspires a culture of inquiry and intellectual discovery, complementing the University’s mission to further and disseminate knowledge of and training in Oriental medicine. Reflecting the continual advancements in medicine and technology, the Library delivers physical and digital content and services current and essential to research and outreach, joining the DULA community to ideas and perspectives on a global level.

Vision

DULA Library inspires a culture of inquiry and intellectual discovery, complementing the University’s mission to further and disseminate knowledge of and training in Oriental medicine. Reflecting the continual advancements in medicine and technology, the Library delivers physical and digital content and services current and essential to research and outreach, joining the DULA community to ideas and perspectives on a global level.

Values

The Library seeks to uphold its mission and vision through advocacy of the values below, which inform how we—the Library, university, and our community of patrons—conduct ourselves equitably. By upholding these foundational values, effective utilization and allocation of resources for instruction, research and collaboration is illuminated.

  • Knowledge: We provide collections, technologies and guidance that enhance research, learning and instruction.
  • Equity of Access: We promote open, enduring and affordable access to information and resources.
  • Ethics: We advocate ethical and professional integrity in library operations and service.
  • Diversity: We embrace diversity in all forms, and support differences with understanding and respect.
  • Service: We address the needs of our campus and patron community with expertise, dedication and empathy.

Collections

DULA Library houses a collection of over 14,000 print books, journals, newspapers and multimedia materials. Consisting of English, Korean and Chinese language materials, this collection represents all subjects of OM research and practice.

The Digital Multimedia Library offers digital images and multimedia files of select materials from the Library’s collections, chosen to serve the research and teaching needs of the DULA student and faculty community. This ever-growing repository includes current and newly acquired materials, digitized and added on an ongoing basis.

The Capstone Archival Collection documents the completed CAPSTONE research projects of DAOM students, and is available for reference only.

Library Policies

User Rights & Responsibilities

The Library supports the information needs of all who require its resources, and is committed to protecting the rights of all users by maintaining an academic environment that promotes the pursuit of knowledge.

Library users have the right to:

  • access a safe, respectful and welcoming environment that fosters scholarly research and collaboration
  • request others to end conversations, lower voices, and otherwise enforce an environment conducive to academic study
  • request and receive assistance from library staff to enforce an environment conducive to academic study
  • expect that library staff will manage disruptive or disrespectful behavior with professionalism, and take appropriate steps to restore an academic atmosphere

Library users have the responsibility to:

  • treat others with dignity and respect
    • refrain from offensive, discriminatory and threatening language and actions
  • abstain from behavior that impedes the right of others to use the Library for academic study
    • refrain from talking loudly
    • ensure that all personal devices are turned off or on silent mode
  • respect the Library’s facilities, collections and service
    • refrain from marking, annotating or otherwise damaging library materials
    • refrain from removing, vandalizing or otherwise abusing library furniture and equipment
    • refrain from eating or drinking outside of university designated areas
  • act conscientiously as library borrowers
    • ensure that all items are returned by the dates specified, or incur fees
    • settle all library debts swiftly to avoid suspension of borrowing privileges
    • for graduating students, failure to pay debts to the Library will result in degree certification being withheld
  • abide by all Library policies

Any library user who engages in disruptive or disrespectful behavior will be asked to comply with Library rules and policies by library staff. Users who remain unresponsive to these requests or repeatedly violate the rules will be subject to further enforcement measures; e.g. library staff may give a verbal warning, refuse access to library materials and services, or ask the user to leave.

Should actions that are criminal or threaten safety occur, or when moderate measures to restore an appropriately academic environment fail, library staff will enlist the aid of campus security and/or police.

Violators may lose all library privileges, be fined for damage to library property, be subject to disciplinary action, and/or be subject to arrest and criminal prosecution.

Cell Phones

Cell phone conversations are not allowed within library facilities. Phones must be turned off or on silent mode when entering the premises.

As a courtesy to others, please hold cell phone conversations outside of library facilities.

Noise

The Library cultivates an environment conducive to quiet study and scholarly research. Disturbances or behaviors that interfere with the normal use of the library by others are not acceptable.

  • Use of any personal equipment or devices should not be loud enough to disturb others.
  • Please be considerate of other patrons and limit conversation and volume.
  • The Computer Lab is available for group study and conversation at a reasonable volume.

Food & Drink

Food and drinks are not permitted inside library facilities, with the exception of drinks with a secure lid.

Computer Lab

Behavior related to the use of the computers and computer lab must comply with the rules and procedures posted at the appropriate area.

In general, these rules and procedures are as follows:

  • No food or drink, with or without lid.
  • Conversation on cell phones is prohibited.
  • Removal, abuse of or tampering with equipment is prohibited.
    • Examples of such prohibited action include but are not limited to: unplugging equipment, pounding keyboard, removing mouse from computer station, and turning off computer.
  • Accessing and/or downloading illegal material on computers is prohibited.
  • Saving or downloading illegal or infected files, documents and software onto computers is prohibited.
    • Any and all unauthorized files, documents or software found on computers will be removed immediately.
  • Newspapers, journals and magazines must remain inside the Library or study area.
  • Footwear must be worn at all times. Feet are not allowed on computer workstations, tables and furniture.

Personal Property

Personal items and materials may not be left unattended for more than 15 minutes. Belongings left beyond the time limit will be removed by library staff.

The Library is not responsible for the loss or damage of any personal possessions.

Vandalism, Theft & Damages

Removing, defacing, abusing, damaging or otherwise tampering with library materials, furniture, equipment and facilities is strictly prohibited.

Violators will be fined and subjected to disciplinary action and/or criminal prosecution.

Freedom to Access

The Library provides resources and services that support the teaching, learning and research missions of DULA. To facilitate the effective pursuit of such scholarship and intellectual development, the Library cultivates an environment of open inquiry and advocates access to information from all perspectives.

Users are therefore welcome to utilize the Library’s resources, with the understanding that lawful materials containing content that may be considered offensive or controversial will not be sanitized, withheld or otherwise limited. In accordance with the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights and Freedom to Read Statement, the Library champions the procurement, production and preservation of knowledge through inclusivity and access, condemning censorship and suppression.

Access restrictions are consequently minimized to allow free exchange and expression of ideas, information and experiences, applying only to those that threaten the privacy or safety of DULA students, faculty and staff.

Electronic Resources Policies

Usage of electronic resources offered by the Library is regulated by contractual license agreements with resource providers, limiting access to current DULA students, faculty and staff. It is the library user’s responsibility to ensure that these resources are used for personal, educational and non-commercial purposes only.

Abuse of electronic resources by repeatedly downloading, distributing or retaining excessive quantities of information is expressly prohibited. Examples of prohibited actions include, but are not limited to: downloading or printing entire issues of journals, and uploading content to blogs, online forums or mailing lists.

Misuse of electronic resources violates contractual license agreements with the Library’s resource providers, and may result in the suspension of resource access for all library users.

Fair Use & Copyright Law

The Library advocates the growth of knowledge and supports intellectual development through the continual expansion and refinement of its collections, services and information technologies. In pursuit of these endeavors, the Library is dedicated to strict adherence to intellectual property law, and to preserving the rights of copyrights owners and users of copyrighted works in compliance with the fair use provisions of the Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. Section 107).

It is therefore incumbent upon the Library to educate the students, faculty and staff of DULA on the fair use of copyrighted works, and to uphold and promote fair use through execution of the following:

  • Develop and enforce library standards, procedures and policies that do not limit fair use.
  • Engage in contractual licensing agreements that allow access and use of information without restricting fair use.
  • Provide information and resources on fair use and copyrighted works for DULA students, faculty and staff.
  • Inform and instruct DULA students, faculty and staff on their rights and responsibilities under the fair use provisions of the Copyright Act (17 U.S.C. Section 107), and their appropriate application in the use of copyrighted works.

Donations

Donated materials are considered for acceptance into the collections if they meet DULA’s instructional and research needs. Appropriate donated materials will enhance existing collections; e.g. recently published academic journals, reference OM books, multimedia items on OM practice, and books that fill collection gaps.

Potential donors may contact the DULA Librarian to arrange the review of materials.

Donation Guideline

  • Donations presented to the Library are accepted for review only. There is no guarantee that the donation will be added to the Library’s collections.
  • Donated materials must be given without restrictions. Items are not returned, whether added to the collection or not.
  • Acceptance of donated materials for review is limited due to time and space constraints.
  • The Library is unable to accept donations of duplicate materials, outdated books or journals, obsolete multimedia formats and materials in poor physical condition.
  • A form acknowledging the donor and number of donations is provided to the donor.
  • The Library does not assign a monetary value to donations for tax purposes, or supply a list of items donated.

Library Projects and Initiatives

National Library of Medicine (NLM): Cataloging

About

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 a 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.

Ongoing Business

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)

About

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

About

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

About

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.

Help

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

Library 2.0

About

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.

Library Services

Borrow Materials

Check Outs

Item limit:  five (5) items.

Loan period: one (1) week for circulating materials; one (1) day for reference/reserved materials, which must be returned the same day before library closing.

Renewals

Renewal limit: materials may be renewed one (1) time.

Materials must be renewed in-person by presenting DULA ID and item(s) to be renewed.
Any exceptions to loan periods or renewal policies must be approved by the DULA Librarian.

When renewal limit has been reached, items are returned to shelving to be made available to all for lending. After 24 hours on shelf, item may be checked-out again.

Returns

Most materials may be returned to the Circulation Desk, or dropped off through the Book Returns window.
The following items, however, must be returned directly to the Circulation Desk:

  • Interlibrary Loans
  • Periodicals (journals & newspapers)
  • CD/DVDs

Get a Library Card

Current Students & Faculty

A valid library card is required to access or check-out materials.

  • Library cards are for personal use only, and may not be loaned, sold or transferred.
  • DULA photo IDs are used as library cards for current students, faculty, and staff.
  • New and replacement library cards are available at the Information Desk on 2F.

For more information, please contact the Information Desk on 2F at (213) 487-0110.

Alumni & Guests

Alumni and guests are allowed restricted access DULA Library’s materials by providing a valid photo ID with current residential address (e.g. California driver’s license, passport, et al.).

  • Library materials are for same day, in-house use ONLY.
  • Library materials may NOT be taken outside of library facilities.
  • Alumni and guests are restricted to accessing only one item at a time.
  • Photo ID is kept as a deposit until item is returned.

Expanded lending privileges for alumni and guests are currently under review.

User Responsibilities

The Library supports the information needs of all who require its resources, and is committed to protecting the rights of all users by maintaining an academic environment that promotes the pursuit of knowledge.

Library users have the right to:

  • access a safe, respectful and welcoming environment that fosters scholarly research and collaboration
  • request others to end conversations, lower voices, and otherwise enforce an environment conducive to academic study
  • request and receive assistance from library staff to enforce an environment conducive to academic study
  • expect that library staff will manage disruptive or disrespectful behavior with professionalism, and take appropriate steps to restore an academic atmosphere

Library users have the responsibility to:

  • treat others with dignity and respect
    • refrain from offensive, discriminatory and threatening language and actions
  • abstain from behavior that impedes the right of others to use the Library for academic study
    • refrain from talking loudly
    • ensure that all personal devices are turned off or on silent mode
  • respect the Library’s facilities, collections and service
    • refrain from marking, annotating or otherwise damaging library materials
    • refrain from removing, vandalizing or otherwise abusing library furniture and equipment
    • refrain from eating or drinking outside of university designated areas
  • act conscientiously as library borrowers
    • ensure that all items are returned by the dates specified, or incur fees
    • settle all library debts swiftly to avoid suspension of borrowing privileges
    • for graduating students, failure to pay debts to the Library will result in degree certification being withheld
  • abide by all Library Policies.

​Any library user who engages in disruptive or disrespectful behavior will be asked to comply with Library rules and policies by library staff. Users who remain unresponsive to these requests or repeatedly violate the rules will be subject to further enforcement measures; e.g. library staff may give a verbal warning, refuse access to library materials and services, or ask the user to leave.

Should actions that are criminal or threaten safety occur, or when moderate measures to restore an appropriately academic environment fail, library staff will enlist the aid of campus security and/or police.

Violators may lose all library privileges, be fined for damage to library property, be subject to disciplinary action, and/or be subject to arrest and criminal prosecution.

Fines & Fees

The Library encourages students to pay dues promptly, to prevent accumulation of fees and fines that may lead to banned lending. Most importantly, students with outstanding fees and/or fines owed to the Library cannot graduate until these are paid.

Printing

Black & white printing only; cash only.

Printing: 0.10 per page
Double-sided printing: 0.10 per side

Overdue Items

Late fee: 0.10 per day

Items more than 30 days overdue will be marked as LOST.
Patrons are banned from borrowing until item is returned or replaced.

Damages

Damages to library materials will incur a fine reflecting the cost for repairs, as determined by the DULA Librarian.

Damages include, but are not limited to:

  • Highlighting and pen marks
  • Rips and tears
  • Missing pages, covers, jackets or cases
  • Scratched, bent or cracked covers, discs and cases

Patrons are banned from borrowing until fine for damages is paid.

Irreplaceable/Lost

Library materials that are damaged beyond repair or lost must be replaced by the patron.

Replacement: retail cost of new item + processing fee.
Out-of-print replacement: five (5) times retail cost of item + processing fee.

Replacement fees reflect the actual or average cost of replacing and processing specific items.  Alternatively, patrons may purchase replacements independently by notifying library@dula.edu; the DULA Librarian will provide the ISBN # and other relevant information for purchasing the new item.

Patrons are banned from borrowing until cost of replacement is paid.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Materials from other institutions may be requested through  Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Patrons may search for items using WorldCat.org,  or request research assistance from library staff.

  • ILL requests must be submitted directly to DULA Librarian in person.
  • There is a $3.00 nonrefundable processing fee per ILL request.
  • Lending institutions may charge an additional fee to loan items, which must be paid when confirming loan request.
  • Loan periods vary, depending on policies of lending institution.
  • Processing time for requests and delivery of requested items varies, depending on lending institution’s operating hours and delivery methods.
  • Overdue ILL materials will be charged a late fee of $1.00 per item, per day.

For more information on using ILL, email library@dula.edu.

Technology & Facilities

Computers

The Library houses five (5) computers for current student, faculty and staff use. Passwords are required for all computers, and may be requested from library staff at the Circulation Desk by presenting current DULA ID card.

Computer usage is restricted to twenty (20) minutes when others are waiting.

Computers run Windows 7, and offer Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat Reader. Internet browsers available include Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

Entrance Workstation

This computer runs software for new class registration, and may send documents directly to the Library printer.

Computer Lab

The Computer Lab offers four (4) computers in individual carrels. These workstations do not currently have direct printing access to the Library printer.

Laser Printing

The Library printer is Brother HL-2270DW. Documents may be printed directly from the Entrance Workstation, or emailed to library staff at the Circulation Desk for printing.

Black & white printing

  • Printing: 0.10 per page
  • Double-sided printing: 0.10 per side

​Color printing is not currently available. The Library accepts cash only.

Photocopying & Printing

The Student Copier Room adjacent to Room 301 of the Library houses a black & white photocopier machine.

To make photocopies or print documents, patrons must purchase a copy card.

  • Copy cards can be purchased from the Information Desk on 2F.
  • Money may be added to the card in $1 increments, loaded through the Information Desk on 2F.
  • Print jobs from the Library’s computer cannot be sent to the Student Copier Room.
  • Black & white photocopying and printing ONLY.

WiFi Internet

The Library offers free 24-hour WiFi to current students, faculty and staff. Patrons may request Network ID and Password from the Circulation Desk by presenting current DULA ID.

Remote Access to Library Resources

Silk Road: Online 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!

Databases & e-Journals

Databases and e-Journals are available for remote access as open-access, or with ID and password via Dongguk University Korea. ID and password are provided by request on a first-come, first-served basis. Usage is limited to one (1) week from request date, per user.

Please see library staff for assistance with accessing databases and e-journals.

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.

Onlie 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: Starting Your Research with LIRN’s ProQuest Core

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

Other Resources

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Special Collections

Digital Multimedia Collection

About
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

About

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.

Help

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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