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LWW Health Library

A guide on the resources available in Gumberg Library's LWW Health Library collections, including Acland's Video Atlas and Bates' Visual Guide

LWW Health Library

The LWW Health Library contains 100+ full texts and hundreds of in-depth video demonstrations for classroom, study, and clinical use. Resource highlights from the five specialized collections include:

  • Complete, authoritative textbooks including Nicholas's Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques
  • Board review materials for the USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX
  • Collections organized by clinical rotation specialty
  • In-depth video demonstrations of clinical skills, including osteopathic manipulation and patient conversations
  • A comprehensive video atlas of human anatomy filmed with real cadaver specimens
  • Integration of figures into PowerPoint for easy presentation building
  • Self-assessments and simulated journal clubs for study and review

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LWW Health Library Collections

The five collections that Gumberg Library provides access to include:

Resource Highlights

Scroll through a selection of texts from the LWW Health Library collections below!

Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: A Guide for Clinicians, Sixth Edition, by Bernard Lo
Kaplan & Sadock's Pocket Handbook of Clinical Psychiatry, Sixth Edition, by Benjamin J. Sadock, Samoon Ahmad, and Virginia A. Sadock
Board Review Series: Physiology, Eighth Edition, by Linda S. Costanzo
Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine: Philosophy, Science, Clinical Applications, and Research, Fourth Edition, edited by Michael A. Seffinger
An Osteopathic Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment, Fourth Edition, by Eileen L. DiGiovanna, Christopher J. Amen, and Denise K. Burns
Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques, Fourth Edition, by Alexander S. Nicholas and Evan A. Nicholas
Studying a Study and Testing a Test: Reading Evidence-Based Health Research, Seventh Edition, by Richard K. Riegelman and Benjamin A. Nelson
Histology: A Text and Atlas, With Correlated Cell and Molecular Biology, Ninth Edition, by Wojciech Pawlina
Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, Thirteenth Edition, by Lynn S. Bickley
Clinical Epidemiology: The Essentials, Sixth Edition, by Grant S. Fletcher
Marks' Basic Medical Biochemistry: A Clinical Approach, Sixth Edition, by Michael Lieberman and Alisa Peet
Moore's Clinically Oriented Anatomy, Ninth Edition, by Arthur F. Dalley and Anne M.R. Agur
Rubin's Pathology: Mechanisms of Human Disease, Eighth Edition, by Emanuel Rubin, David S. Strayer, and Jeffrey E. Saffitz
Board Review Series: Gross Anatomy, Tenth Edition, by Nancy L. Halliday and Harold M. Chung
Blueprints: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Seventh Edition, by Tamara L. Callahan and Aaron B. Caughey
Step-Up to Emergency Medicine, First Edition, by Martin Huecker and Scott H. Plantz

Searching in Lippincott Discovery

The Lippincott Discovery tool allows users to search all five collections for keywords and phrases. To access this tool, go to, or navigate to any of the five LWW Health Library databases and click the link in the top left-hand corner.


In the top left corner of the LWW Health Library: Medical Education homepage, a blue hyperlink to Lippincott Discovery appears.


Enter a search term in either search bar on the screen. The tool will suggest terms from available resources that match the current search entry. Click on a suggestion or hit enter to begin the search.



Select filter options from the menu on the left to narrow results to a specific content type or source site. 


A menu appears on the left side of the search results with filters for site and content type


Click on text marked with a blue link symbol to access the resource content.


A screenshot of a textbook title from an LWW Health Library search with blue links beneath it to individual Health Library collections,


Note: While the search results will only show resources accessible to Duquesne users, multiple access links may be provided for the same result. If this occurs, make sure to click links to the Medical Education, Clerkship/Clinical Rotations, or Board Review Series collections, as selecting a link to a collection outside of Gumberg's current subscription will result in an error message! If you are denied access, repeat your search, and select the appropriate link for one of the three collections listed above.