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BCOM Library and Learning Resources

The Library at BCOM, which is located on the first floor of historic Frazer House, promotes BCOM’s teaching curriculum and research  areas and aims to assist student achievement and success by providing an accessible and supportive learning environment.

BCOM Library is open to members of the public with a legitimate reason to consult our materials (e.g., students and staff from osteopathic teaching institutions) and BCOM alumni. Please contact the library at least 24 hours in advance of your proposed visit so that library staff can authorize visitor access.

If you would like further information regarding the library at BCOM, please contact Library Staff:  direct line +44(0)20 7443 9910 or email library@bcom.ac.uk

 

Learning Resources at BCOM

  • More than 4,500 books on a wide range of medical and health sciences topics, such as anatomy, physiology, osteopathy, manual therapies, differential diagnosis, sports science, nutrition, statistics and ethics.
  • A Reference Collection of specialised, up-to-date texts for use within the library space.
  • Our partnership with the University of Plymouth provides access to their extensive electronic library, including current peer-reviewed journals, e-books, searchable medical databases and 3D Anatomy TV.
  • A Journal Collection, including specialist osteopathic journals such as The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association and International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine.
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate research project and dissertation archive.
  • A historical Collection of books related to osteopathy and its history.
  • Anatomical models and other specialised visual learning aids, such as muscoskeletal flashcards and osteopathic technique DVDs.
  • Rapid access to inter-library loan articles through collaboration with other osteopathic and health sector libraries in London.
  • Essential library skills support (e.g., referencing, effective database searching) and study skills support (e.g., essay writing) provided individually or in a small group setting.
  • Secure study space for individual and group work.
  • Access to and support for the use of BCOM’s virtual learning environment – Osteonet.
  • Printing, scanning and photocopying facilities.
  • Out of hours drop-box for library book return.

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