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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Library Preservation Week

The University Archives will be celebrating Library Preservation Week from April 27-May 1 with a series of 3 noontime workshops on “Preserving Your Family Memories:” Workshop I on April 27, “Preserving Family Documents;” Workshop II on April 28, “Preserving Family Photographs;” and Workshop III on May 1, “Preserving Home Movies.” 

The workshops will discuss causes of deterioration, care and handling, and provide storage guidelines and other helpful tips. All workshops will be held in the Library Conference Room from 12 pm to 1 pm. Seating is limited to 20 individuals. 

Click here to register for the workshops today. For more information please contact University Archives at 909-469-5323. 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

One Nightstand - Spring 2015

Let us know what you currently are reading for leisure. You share your book titles in the comments field below or go to the library's Facebook page and share your book title there.


This is what is currently being read by library staff:




  • Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • The Time Traveler’s Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer
  • Saturday by Ian McEwan
  • Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi

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.