Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Spring Workshops @ the Library

The Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library has finalized their spring workshop schedule. Workshops will be offered this semester on various library resources, including EndNote, Image Resources, Drug Information Resources, and Research Resources. To see the complete schedule, please see the Library Workshops Guide. You may sign up for any course by clicking on the link. All workshops listed are at in the evening from 5:30-6:30 pm. Remember, workshops are limited to 12 participants, so sign up today!

Are you interested in learning more about a specific resource, but don’t see it offered as a workshop? Please send workshop suggestions to reference@westernu.edu.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Pumerantz Library Android App

Pumerantz Library on the Go!

The Library now has a mobile app for Android users. Our app allows you to view library specific content and services.

Need to look for a book? Want to know what our hours of operation are? Want to ask a librarian a question? No problem, we have an app that does all that and more.

To download the app, scan the QR code below (what is a QR code), or navigate to the Android Market using this short URL http://bit.ly/wulibapp, or from the Android Market search for Pumerantz Library.

For more Android apps see the library’s mobile research guide.

Scholarly Communication & what it is

What is Scholarly Communications?

It is the system of people, procedures, and tools through which the results of research and scholarship are registered, evaluated, disseminated, and preserved. The topics range from Open Access Publishing to Author Rights Retention to Digital Repositories. The library is interested in starting a conversation with everyone in the University community. As such, the library will be posting regular pieces that will discuss not only scholarly communications, but also the research support the library can provide.

So let’s start talking!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

CME Credit

Did you know that Pumerantz Library can help you get Continuing Education units? The Pumerantz Library's subscription to MDConsult provides FREE Internet Point of Care CME credit for self-directed, structured, online learning. CME credit is provided by the Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education.

Physicians may earn 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for each search conducted through MD Consult and MD Consult has also been approved by the American Osteopathic Association for AOA Category 2-B credit.

For more information on getting CME credit through the library via MDConsult visit MDConsult's CME Page.

EndNote X5 for Mac

EndNote X5 for Mac is now available! Those Mac users familiar with EndNote X4 and its usefulness for organizing citations in preparation for publishing can now take advantage of the new features in EndNote X5:

• Transfer files between EndNote and EndNote Web
• Annotate PDF’s and simultaneously view a PDF & edit a citation record
• New Cite While You Write features

Click here to download EndNote X5. Downloading works best using Mozilla Firefox.

EndNote for Mac works best using the Mozilla Firefox. Google Chrome may also be used to with EndNote X5. Each authorized user is permitted two (2) EndNote downloads. Downloading instructions and EndNote information can be found here.

For further questions, please contact the library at reference@westernu.edu or call 909-469-5323 and ask for Reference.