Tuesday, August 21, 2012

APA Electronic References

The library now has APA Style Guide to Electronic Reference as an online PDF.  You can print one time the full PDF of the eBook from Harriet K & Philip Pumerantz Library.  The APA Style Guide to Electronic Resources offers up-to-date information on formatting electronic references in APA Style. With more than 40 example references, the APA Style Guide to Electronic References outlines for students and writers the key elements to include in references to electronic sources, with numerous examples.

Among the new examples are dissertations and theses; bibliographies; curriculum and course material; reference materials, including Wiki; gray literature, such as conference hearings, presentation slides, and policy briefs; general interest media and alternative presses such as audio podcasts; and online communities, such as Weblog posts and video Weblog posts. Students and writers will find this guide indispensable as well as convenient to download and use when citing electronic references.

If you have any questions, please contact the library or check out our Ask a Librarian page.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Online Workshops

To new students, welcome to WesternU!  To continuing students, welcome back!  At the Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library, we want to help you be a successful student.  Please join our online presentations to help you locate books, journals, and other information.  Both presentations are intended to be brief, about 30 minutes in length, and provide an overview of locating various information and material.

In our first presentation, Your books @ the library, you will learn how to navigate in our new online catalog, WorldCat Local.  WorldCat Local allows users to locate and request books worldwide.  With WorldCat Local, “the whole world is open to you.”  WUCat, the online catalog available in the library, will also be demonstrated.  This catalog allows you to place holds on library owned material, renew books, and review material that you already have checked out.  This will be held on Wednesday, August 15 at 12 noon.

The second presentation, “How do I…?” will cover many of the library’s most used pages, including the Request an Article, Electronic Resources, Ask a Librarian, and Distance Education pages.  This will be held on Thursday, August 15 at 5:30 pm.

Because both of these presentations are online, there is no need to register.  Simply click on the links at the times listed, and log in as “Guest.” 

Your books @ the library 
Wednesday, August 15 at 12 noon
How do I…? 
Thursday, August 16 at 5:30 pm

Monday, August 6, 2012


During the month of August 2012 the library is having a Facebook like drive. If you are an incoming WesternU student like the library's Facebook Page and you will be entered into a drawing for a gift card.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Vendor Day

Welcome to WesternU!

All incoming students remember to stop by the Pumerantz Library's booth on Vendor Day, Saturday August 11, 2012. We'll be handing out some library swag; pens, notepads, bags, etc.

Vendor Day is the finale to the library's Welcome Week participation that will include college orientations, instruction and events

During the month of August 2012 the library is also having a Facebook like drive. If you are an incoming student like the library's Facebook Page and you will be entered into a drawing for a gift card. 

The reference and outreach staff looks forward to seeing you during Welcome Week.