Friday, March 23, 2012

“Women of Western U” Exhibit and Reception April 9th, 2012

The Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library would like to invite you to join us for a reception Monday, April 9, 2012 from 1:00pm-3:00pm as we celebrate the Women of Western U, a first in a series.  

Faculty, staff and students are invited to this event to see the exhibit and enjoy our guest speakers. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.  The exhibit will be available for viewing through the summer.  

For more information please contact the library at 909-469-5323.  
Exhibit and Reception @ Pumerantz Library
1 pm to 3 pm
April 9, 2012

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Library Spring Break Hours

Happy Spring Break WesternU community!

The Pumeranz Library staff just wanted you to know that during Spring Break 2012 our hours will remain unchanged. Whether you are off skiing, boarding, have found some sun to soak up, or need to stay and study in the library we will be here.

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

Have a safe and fun Spring Break!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

NIH Public Access Policy

Have an NIH Grant?  Did you know that if you have an NIH grant you have to comply with the NIH Public Access Policy?  The law states, “The Director of the National Institutes of Health shall require that all investigators funded by the NIH submit or have submitted for them to the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed Central an electronic version of their final, peer-reviewed manuscripts upon acceptance for publication, to be made publicly available no later than 12 months after the official date of publication: Provided, That the NIH shall implement the public access policy in a manner consistent with copyright law.”

Benefits of the NIH Public Access Policy
•    makes freely available taxpayer-funded research;
•    advances science; and
•    improves health.

To help you learn and comply with the law, take a look at our research guide “NIH Public Access Policy” (link to guide at  This guide outlines the necessary four steps for compliance as well as incorporates frequently asked questions and other helpful resources to help you get familiar with the policy.  If you need help, do not hesitate to contact the librarians at

Missed Library Workshops

Have you missed some of the instructional sessions offered by the reference librarians on how to use the library’s resources?  If the answer is yes, you can check the workshop calendar for upcoming workshops and sign up ahead of time. 

If you would like to learn about these resources, but are unable to attend at the time offered,you can always schedule a one-on-one meeting with one of the Reference Librarians by contacting the Reference and Outreach Department at

Please see the Workshops Research Guide for the upcoming schedule. 

Friday, March 2, 2012

Resource Spotlight - Anatomy.TV

This week we focus on Anatomy.TV which provides 3D interactive anatomy of the human body. Our particular subscription covers
  • Regional anatomy - head, neck, spine, etc.
  • Sports & therapy functional anatomy
  • Specialties areas for Dentistry & Podiatry
Anatomy.TV allows you to go through each layer of the body, from skin to bone, and examine each of those layers and rotate the animation to view it from different angles.

You are able to isolate muscles, bone, nerve and blood vessels to find more information about each isolated item. You can quiz yourself on the knowledge you gain from the anatomy studied, as well as view MRI images, movies or animation if they are available for that section.

Authorized Pumerantz Library users can use Anatomy.TV on campus and off campus by using their Proxy login.

You may contact the library's Reference and Outreach office for more details about Anatomy.TV at or 909-469-5323.