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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Infectious diseases and immunization

Stay in the know…

The current exhibit on display at the Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library is providing relevant information on selected infectious diseases with information on prevention and immunizations available. The diseases and topics currently on display are:

            History of immunization
            Measles – Treatment and vaccination
            Meningitis & parasitic meningitis – prevention

Two of WesternU’s veterinary professionals have generously loaned the Pumerantz Library their posters on zoonotic diseases. Professor Malika Kachani, DVM, PhD has provided the Library with two posters on echinoccus granulos and alumnus Roxanna Khorzad, DVM 2008, a poster on leishmania sp.

We invite you to take a few minutes to come into the Pumerantz Library to view the displays and read through the Measles in the News binder that is updated as new articles come out.  

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Ex Libris: Medical Bookplate Digital Exhibit

Medical Bookplates from the Collection of Dr.Bert J. Davidson

Have you ever opened an old book to find a label pasted in the front with the slightly Harry Potter-esque “Ex Libris” written on it? Have you then wondered “what devilry is this be-written twixt yon pages?” Now  you can find out a little more about ex libris during the Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library exhibit “Ex Libris: Medical Bookplates from the Collection of Dr. Bert Davidson”. 

For a limited time the library will be displaying a number of medically themed bookplates alongside an electronic exhibit on the library’s digitized collections page. Be sure to visit our digitized collections where you can study the bookplates more closely, check out old yearbooks, read about the history of WesternU in our newspaper clippings collection, or access old course catalogs.


Our other digitized collections can be access at: http://cdm15885.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ or through the library website.

If you have any questions about the collection please contact the University Archives at 909-469-8489.

Friday, January 23, 2015

New Subscription - Nature.com Complete

Hello WesternU,

Nature.com hosts 35 Nature branded titles (including 15 Nature reviews titles) and 44 Academic society titles. Additionally, nature.com hosts 15 open access titles. The only exclusions from the Nature.com Complete package are Scientific American and Lab Animal.  



These journals can also be located by title using the E-Journal search tab on the library’s homepage and you will be able to link to full text when searching databases like PubMed by using the Pumerantz Library Full-Text Locator button.

If you have any further questions please contact the library at 909-469-5323 or by email at reference@westernu.edu

Thursday, December 18, 2014

SpringerImages Discontinuation

Springer has come to the decision to discontinue their image database SpringerImages. The Pumerantz Library will no longer have access to this database as of January 1, 2015.  Since the university will be closed for winter break, the link to this database will be removed from the library’s Electronic Resources web page as of 12/19/2014.
Please use the following link until January 1st.  http://proxy.westernu.edu/login?url=http://www.springerimages.com/imagesMD/

The library has other options available if you are in need of medical images.


Our LibGuide Medical Images & Videos available at http://westernu.libguides.com/images will provide you with a list of databases, web resources, and search engines that can guide you to the images you seek. If you need assistance locating images, please contact the Pumerantz Library Reference Department at reference@westernu.edu or at 909-469-5323 before December 19, 2014 at 5 pm or after 8 am on January 5, 2015.


Monday, December 1, 2014

Tune Out - Library Lounge

Share your favorite study music with us. View the Library's music selection in the current edition of Stacked. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pumerantz Library Food for Fines Drive

The Food for Fines program will run from December 2 to December 14, 2014. During this time period the Pumerantz Library will waive $1 worth of outstanding fines on your Library account for every one non-perishable or canned food item. There is no limit on how much you may donate.

The Food for Fines program only applies to Pumerantz Library fines only, it may not be applied to replacement or damaged items fees or charges from other WesternU entities.

All food items collected will be donated to the 2nd Chance Thrift Store, a non-profit community outreach organization, that benefits several sober living home facilities in Pomona.

For more information contact us at 909-469-5323 or by email at circ@westernu.edu.

Thank you,
Pumerantz Library

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

MSHS Annual Leadership Symposium

The Department of Health Sciences, Masters of Science in Health Professions Education students will be hosting the annual leadership symposium. This year’s theme is, Leading Change: Beyond All Limits. 

The keynote speaker will be Jan Boller, PhD, RN, Assistant Dean of Community Engagement for the College of Graduate Nursing. Dr. Boller will be speaking on the changes in healthcare and its impact on interprofessional education.

Also speaking and participating in the panel discussion will be Elizabeth Hoppe, OD, MPH, DrPH, Founding Dean of the College of Optometry, Frances Chu, MLIS, MSN, Marian Safaoui, MD and Linda Jones-Edwards. The panel will discuss how to lead and manage positive change, the challenges facing leaders in coping with change, and how change affects health care and community partners.

When:  Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Where: Western University of Health Sciences, Health Education Center, Lecture Hall 1
From:   Reception at 6 pm
             Keynote and discussion from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
RSVP:  oerdt@westernu.edu by November 13, 2014. 
             Walk-ins welcome to Keynote and Panel discussion.