Thursday, January 31, 2013

New E-Books

Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library have obtained new eBooks of interest to optometrists and physical therapists at WesternU. Only one user may use each book at one time. Be sure to log out when complete to free the book for others. Click the links below to see the eBooks.

Contact Lens Complications, by Nathan Efron

Physical Therapy
Measurement of Joint Motion, by Norkin & White

New Nursing Books

Harriet K & Philip Pumerantz Library have obtained three new eBooks of possible interest to nurses at WesternU. Only one user may use the book at one time. Be sure to log out when complete to free the book for others. Click the below links to see the eBooks.

 Health promotion and disease prevention in clinical practice
Wound healing: evidence-based management

Saturday, January 26, 2013


The library does not require print copies of your dissertation anymore.  Why is that so?  The library now has ProQuest@WesternU.  This product allows you to upload a digital copy of your dissertation and makes it discoverable to the larger ProQuest Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ProQuest ETD) search database.  
If you want to search for dissertations and theses and obtain them freely, you can use ProQuest Open Access Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (PQDT Open).  This subset of ProQuest ETD allows you to obtain the dissertations and theses because the authors have selected the Open Access option upon submission.  

For information about submitting to ProQuest@WesternU, look at our ProQuest Dissertation and Thesis Submission Instruction webpage or contact to make an appointment for help in submitting your dissertation to ProQuest@WesternU.

VetMed Resource

Veterinary Science Database is now available as VetMed Resource.  VetMed Resource was created by CABI as a response to demand for a single comprehensive information resource containing all of CABI's veterinary information to provide optimum support for veterinarians.  It is an online resource designed to support veterinary practitioners, technicians and others working in this field by providing comprehensive and high quality information.  In addition to all of the journals, proceedings, and compendiums available with Veterinary Science Database, we now have access to bulletins, CAB reviews, and the Animal Health and Production Compendium.

If you have any questions regarding VetMed Resource, please contact the Reference and Outreach Department at

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

PAEasy Subscription

The Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library is now providing a subscription to PAEasy.

PAEasy is an online review tool for the PANCE and PANRE exams for Physician Assistant certification and recertification. Approximately 1,200 questions and answers are available with full explanations. Users can track their test scores and compare them to other PAEasy users. There are three different test modes: untimed, timed, and simulated. The simulated test is the closest to the official test and conditions. To use the full functionality of this product you will need to sign up for a free account.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Healthy at Every Age Programs

In 2013 Western University of Health Sciences continues its collaboration with the Pomona Public Library to provide health information to its customers.  Even with the difficulties the public library has faced this past year, Harriet K & Philip Pumerantz Library and the College of Allied Health Professions are presenting health information at the level of the customer’s understanding.  This year, professors from several WesternU colleges are helping present on topics that relate closely to kids’ health.  Please raise awareness of these sessions to anyone interested in Pomona.

All programs are held Saturdays at the Pomona Public Library from 1 - 3 pm, program dates are:

January 19, 2013
Dr. Stuart Mann 
Vision and Learning

February 16, 2013
Dr. Airani Sathananthan

March 16, 2013
Celeste Dunlap
Backpacks and Kids

April 20, 2013
Ana Interano

May 18, 2013
Dagmar Cofer
Stress Management