Friday, August 19, 2011

Toll Free Number

The Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library is happy to announce that we now have a toll free number that you can use to contact the library.


This number will connect you to the library's main line. From there staff will direct you on to the department you are calling for. Remember if you are local, Pomona, CA, you may still use the regular phone number.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Search Electronic Databases webpage - Partial Outage

Good Morning WesternU Community,

We are experiencing a temporary outage with the Live Search feature of the Search Electronic Databases beta page.

The "Search for Databases by Name" is not functioning, but the "Search our Resources by Type" drop-down list is working as it should.

We thank you for your patience during this outage and encourage you to please use the manual list of Electronic Resources.

UPDATE: The "Search Electronic Databases" database is now operating again. Thank for your patience.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Vendor Day Drawing Winners

The winners for the Vendor Day Booth Drawings are:

Thieme anatomy flash cards – Audrey Jensen, COMP

Saunders veterinary anatomy flash cards – Beverly Liu, CVM

$45 WesternU bookstore gift card – Anne Ellis, DPT

Mabis Signature Stainless Steel Stethoscope - Sally Ammer, PA

8gb USB flash drives x2 –
Duy Nguyen, COMP
Yaena Park, COMP

1 gb USB flash drives x 8 -
Catherine Tan, MSMS
Bansari Rao, PharmD
Kirsten Whitt, DPT
Isake Holloway, AND-MSN
Pouneh Behin, CVM
John Quiamas, MSMS
Gwennyth (Gwen) Stair, CVM
Marina Markova, DMD

All these students and their families, approximately 244 people in all, stopped by the library’s vendor day booth, met their liaison, picked up some library swag, and signed up for the chance to win one of these prizes.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by the booth we enjoyed meeting each and every one of you.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Find the Library on Facebook

Did you know that the Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library has a Facebook fan page. On our page, we wall post upcoming workshops, events at the library, articles about mobile devices, things on university life and teaching.

If you are an incoming student (sorry returning students you had a chance last year) like us on Facebook between now and then end of August and you will automatically be entered into a raffle with a chance to win a $50 gift card.

Pumerantz Library E-book Collection

Pumerantz Library provides access to e-books from a number of providers—MD Consult, Access Medicine, Ovid, R2 Digital Collection, and STAT!Ref, to name a few. The library strives to offer the best mix of titles based on availability and affordability, but this can mean that only a limited number of users may be able to access an e-book at the same time. Depending on the title, access is provided to an unlimited number of people, only one person at a time, or somewhere in between. We monitor the usage of our e-books, as well as how often users get “turned away.” We also respond to access problems reported by our users. When possible, we may purchase additional “copies” of a title to allow more users to have simultaneous access.

To access our e-books, use the E-Resources page of our web site, or search our online catalog, using the Electronic Book search feature.