Tuesday, August 31, 2010

VetMed Resource Trial

The Pumerantz Library has arranged for a 30 day trial to CABI'S VetMed Resource. The trial will be available until September 30th.

VetMed Resource was created in response to demand from veterinarians, veterinary associations and schools, and information specialists. It is designed to be a single comprehensive resource containing all of CABI's veterinary information to provide ideal support for veterinary continuing education. An online demo is also available.

VetMed Resource’s unique features:
  • The bibliographic database includes records from CAB Abstracts from 1972 and is updated weekly
  • Full text documents available include conference papers, journal articles and bulletins
  • Breaking news updates, news articles covering current topics and an events calendar
  • CAB Reviews: specially commissioned, peer reviewed review articles written by specialists in their field
  • The Animal Health and Production Compendium which includes over 2000 pictures, drug database, glossary, food safety module, parasite identification keys, and detailed coverage of health and production topics.

Access the trial here. Please email the library at reference@westernu.edu for username/password information.

Please let us know your opinion of this database by sending feedback to reference@westernu.edu or post your comments here.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Pumerantz Library @ WesternU Prospective Student Day

Two of the reference librarians worked a booth at the August 28th Preview Day. We had the opportunity to interact with at least 75 - 100 potential students and their families and were able to tell them about some of the library's services. The main questions we had were the hours of the library and how we could help them when they became students here at WesternU.

Overall it was a great experience and we look forward to working the Preview Day again on February 19, 2011.

Monday, August 23, 2010

New Dentistry Module in AnatomyTV

The library now has access to the AnatomyTV - 3D Dentistry module. You may also access this through the link on the library’s Electronic Resources page.

This is a separate section from Dentistry available in the general AnatomyTV. Please note that you will need to log out of one resource before you can get into the other. To do this, click the “Log off” button at the top right of the AnatomyTV entry page (it is hidden among the heads at the top of the page).

3D Dentistry displays clear, detailed and accurate 3D modeling of the key anatomy for dentistry. You may choose from over 100 3D views of the head, neck, face, oral and nasal cavities, dentition, individual teeth in 3D and cross section, nerves, larynx, pharynx, sinuses, eye, brain, and more.

There is a limit of 5 users at one time, so please be sure to log out each time when you are finished using this resource.

Library Workshops Website

A listing of the Pumerantz Library's Fall workshops is available at our Workshop Guide. From here you can reserve a seat at upcoming workshops, or add them to your Google Calendar.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

New E-Books added to the Library!

Pumerantz Library has subscribed to these three electronic books from MD Consult:

Boron and Boulpaep: Medical Physiology, 2nd ed.

Gordis: Epidemiology, 4th ed.

Young: Wheater’s Functional Histology, 5th ed.

You can search for these books by looking up the books in MD Consult in the Electronic Resources page.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at reference@westernu.edu, call us at 909-469-5323, SMS/text us at 909-764-8156 or via IM/Chat.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

AdisOnline Journals Unavailable

Full-text access to AdisOnline is currently unavailable. The publisher has been notified and they are working to restore access.

Full-text access to the following journals are unavailable at this time;

American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs
American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
Clinical Drug Investigation
Clinical Pharmacokinetics
CNS Drugs
Drug Safety
Drugs and Aging
Pediatric Drugs

We will post again when our access has been restored.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Congratulations Toni Lam and all the other Raffle Winners!

Congratulations Toni Lam! Toni Lam (CPM’14) won the $25 Starbucks gift certificate for "liking" Harriet K & Philip Pumerantz Library's Facebook Page. Even though the Raffle is complete, anyone can still follow us on Facebook and Twitter to see news and events occurring at the library or just join the conversation on health and information related topics.

Additionally, the other winners are Lana Darghali, PharmD ’14 ($50 gift card to the University Bookstore); Melissa Kong, OD ’14 ($25 Subway gift card); Christina Vu, DMD ’14 (Set of Netter’s Anatomy Flash cards).

Thank you again to all the new students who stopped by the library’s booth at the Vendor Faire or came to the library for a tour that day. The library staff had a great time meeting all of the new students and we look forward to working with you in the future.

ScienceDirect is Available

Access to ScienceDirect has been restored.

ScienceDirect is Currently Unavailable

ScienceDirect is currently unavailable. Elsevier, the company running this product, is working on the problem and we will blog again when it is back up and working. Thank you for your patience.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Library Workshops - August & September 2010

Beginning with PubMed
Wednesday, September 1
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

In this workshop you will be shown how to perform a basic search in PubMed. You will also be shown how to use some of the results tools provided with the database. Following the workshop time will be provided for a question and answer session.

Facilitated by Rudy R. Barreras, Reference Librarian

Wednesday, September 8
7 – 8 pm

In this one hour online Elluminate workshop, students will be given an introduction to Nursing@Ovid, a federated search engine that covers the following databases; Journals@Ovid, CINAHL, PUBMED & the Pumerantz Library’s online catalog. Topics covered will be basic searching, an explanation of limits and how to use them, and how to upload citations to EndNote.

Facilitated by Rudy R. Barreras, Reference Librarian

All workshops are held in the library's 2nd floor Teaching Lab (Rm. 211), unless otherwise noted. To reserve a seat for a workshop email reference@westernu.edu or call 909-469-5323.

Library Information

Pumerantz Library Hours

Monday - Thursday 7 am to 11 pm
Friday 7 am to 6 pm
Saturday & Sunday 11 am to 7 pm

Main Phone # 909-469-5323
SMS/Text 909-764-8156

Reference Desk Hours
Monday -Friday 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday 11 am to 7 pm

Facebook and Twitter

Monday, August 2, 2010


The staff of the Pumerantz Library would like to welcome all incoming students to WesternU. To help you get acquainted with the library services and staff please visit our Orientation Research Guide.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Join our fan drive! Fan the library on either Facebook or Twitter during the week of August 9 - 14 and have your name entered into a drawing for a $25 Starbucks gift card.

Vendor Faire
Stop and visit the reference staff at the library's booth at the Vendor Faire on August 7. Stock up on library swag, pick up a liaison bookmark, and enter into a drawing for a $50 WesternU Bookstore gift card or a set of Netter's anatomy flash cards.

Also on August 7 stop by and take a library tour. After the tour, throw your name into the hat for a drawing of a $25 Subway gift card.

The Pumerantz Library staff looks forward to assisting you in the future.