Thursday, December 18, 2014

SpringerImages Discontinuation

Springer has come to the decision to discontinue their image database SpringerImages. The Pumerantz Library will no longer have access to this database as of January 1, 2015.  Since the university will be closed for winter break, the link to this database will be removed from the library’s Electronic Resources web page as of 12/19/2014.
Please use the following link until January 1st.

The library has other options available if you are in need of medical images.

Our LibGuide Medical Images & Videos available at will provide you with a list of databases, web resources, and search engines that can guide you to the images you seek. If you need assistance locating images, please contact the Pumerantz Library Reference Department at or at 909-469-5323 before December 19, 2014 at 5 pm or after 8 am on January 5, 2015.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Tune Out - Library Lounge

Share your favorite study music with us. View the Library's music selection in the current edition of Stacked. 

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pumerantz Library Food for Fines Drive

The Food for Fines program will run from December 2 to December 14, 2014. During this time period the Pumerantz Library will waive $1 worth of outstanding fines on your Library account for every one non-perishable or canned food item. There is no limit on how much you may donate.

The Food for Fines program only applies to Pumerantz Library fines only, it may not be applied to replacement or damaged items fees or charges from other WesternU entities.

All food items collected will be donated to the 2nd Chance Thrift Store, a non-profit community outreach organization, that benefits several sober living home facilities in Pomona.

For more information contact us at 909-469-5323 or by email at

Thank you,
Pumerantz Library

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

MSHS Annual Leadership Symposium

The Department of Health Sciences, Masters of Science in Health Professions Education students will be hosting the annual leadership symposium. This year’s theme is, Leading Change: Beyond All Limits. 

The keynote speaker will be Jan Boller, PhD, RN, Assistant Dean of Community Engagement for the College of Graduate Nursing. Dr. Boller will be speaking on the changes in healthcare and its impact on interprofessional education.

Also speaking and participating in the panel discussion will be Elizabeth Hoppe, OD, MPH, DrPH, Founding Dean of the College of Optometry, Frances Chu, MLIS, MSN, Marian Safaoui, MD and Linda Jones-Edwards. The panel will discuss how to lead and manage positive change, the challenges facing leaders in coping with change, and how change affects health care and community partners.

When:  Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Where: Western University of Health Sciences, Health Education Center, Lecture Hall 1
From:   Reception at 6 pm
             Keynote and discussion from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
RSVP: by November 13, 2014. 
             Walk-ins welcome to Keynote and Panel discussion.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Library Director Honored

Pomona Mayor Elliot Rothman & Pat Vader, Executive
Director of the Harriet K. and Philip Pumerantz Library 
On Tuesday October 14, prior to a speaking event featuring Gustavo Arellano, Pat Vader, Executive Director of the Harriet K. and Philip Pumerantz Library, was presented with a plaque and certificate of appreciation by Pomona’s Mayor, Elliot Rothman.

Ms. Vader was honored for her hard work as the Chair of Pomona Pubic Library’s Together We Read Program, and for helping to re-invigorate the public’s interest in the local public library. 

Together We Read is Pomona Public Library’s local continuance of the NEA’s Big Read program but is locally funded and staffed by community volunteers. The staff of the Pumerantz Library is honored and proud of Ms. Vader and her accomplishment. 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Proxy Server Outage

Hello WesternU Community,

Tomorrow (9/19/14) during IT's monthly maintenance window, the Library Proxy server will be receiving an extended update. Access to Library Electronic Resources is expected to be intermittently unavailable during 6pm to 8pm PST for this maintenance.

Thank you for your patience while our services are improved!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Mobile Technology Fact Sheet

The Pew Research Center recently published a Fact Sheet on mobile usage from their 2014 Internet Project Survey. As usual there are some very interesting statistics that have come to light here are just a few:

  • More Hispanics (92%) own cell phones than White (90%) or African Americans (90%) 
  • There is only a 14% difference in cell phone ownership between people who earn less than $30,000 (84%) and those that earn $75,000+ (98%)
  • 63% of cell phone adult owners used their phones to access the internet
  • More than half of smartphone owners have either uninstalled or not installed an app due to privacy concerns
Here is the URL to the fact sheet and search for more interesting mobile usage data.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

One Nightstand - Leisure Reading

Let us know what you currently are reading for leisure. You share your book titles in the comments field below or go to the library's Facebook page and share your book title there.

Friday, July 25, 2014

"And There's the Humor of It": Shakespeare and the Four Humors Exhibit

Examine the intersection of medical theory and literature with the National Library of Medicine's traveling exhibition currently in the Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library. 

These four bodily humors—blood, yellow bile, black bile, and phlegm—were understood by Shakespeare, and generations before him, to define people’s physical and mental health, and to determine an individual’s personality, as well. 

Visit the Pumerantz Library to see this exhibit to learn more about the language of the four humors and their influence in Shakespeare’s plays.  Additional displays, created by the Pumerantz Library staff, show the evolution toward modern medical theory and practice.   

The exhibit will run, in the Pumerantz Library's Lobby, from August 4 until September 12, 2014.  View some photos of the exhibit on our Flickr page. For further information contact the Pumerantz Library at 909-469-5323 or visit the "And there's the humor of it" website.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

STAT!Ref Cancellation

Over the past few years we have had to reduce our Stat!Ref subscriptions due to important resources such as McGraw-Hill content and the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM being pulled by the publishers. As publishers were removing their content, Stat!Ref made a policy change and no longer gave us title by title pricing. Their pricing system changed to a weighted system, so the more resources you added, the more competitive their price was. 

 Over the years usage has decreased and it was noticed that we had duplicate coverage for many of the resources that were being used in Stat!Ref. As a result, we were no longer adding to Stat!Ref and instead were cancelling individual titles due to overlap. Because of the weighted system, we were not seeing the reduction in costs that one would expect. As a result, we have decided to cancel Stat!Ref as of July 2014 and use that money to purchase resources that are not duplicated elsewhere and that will be used more frequently.
If you have used “The Review of Natural Products” which was available in Stat!Ref , you can now use Natural Standard.

Natural Standard is available on the library’s Electronic Resources page. It provides evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine including dietary supplements and integrative therapies. Grades reflect the level of available scientific data for or against the use of each therapy for a specific medical condition.

If you used “AHFS Drug Information” in Stat!Ref, this resource is embedded throughout  Lexi-Comp. Lexi-Comp is also available from the library’s Electronic Resources page. Simply enter the drug name to pull up a list of your options and select the AHFS DI link.

If you have any questions or concerns about Stat!Ref content, please contact the library at 909-469-5323 ask for Reference or by email at


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Independence Day Closure

The Harriet K. and Philip Pumerantz Library will be closed from Friday, July 4 to Sunday, July 6 in observance of Independence Day. We will re-open on Monday, July 7 at 7 am.

Enjoy the 4th and be safe.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

One Night Stand Reading List

"Beach Read" Chi & Gan - CC BY-NC 2.0
Hello WesternU,

As mentioned in the Summer edition of Stacked. Please submit the titles of books you are reading over the Summer in the comments.

Thank you.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Summer Hours @ the Library

The Pumerantz Library will switch to our summer hours starting on June 2, 2014 and running until August 10, 2014. Summer hours are listed below.

Monday - Thursday        7 am to 9 pm
Fridays                        7 am to 6 pm
Saturdays                    11 am to 7 pm
Sundays                      Closed

Fall/Spring hours will resume August 11, 2014. If you have any questions please contact the library toll free at 1-888-704-1660.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Memorial Day Hours

The Pumerantz Library will only be closed on Monday, May 26, 2014 in observance of Memorial Day.

We will re-open at our regular hours, of 7 am to 11 pm, on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.

If you have any questions please contact the Library at 909-469-5323 or toll free at 1-888-704-1660.