Friday, May 26, 2017

Neurosurgery eJournal

Due to a change in publisher, we will be losing access to the ejournal Neurosurgery beginning on July 1, 2017.  After that date, users can use ILLiad to submit an article request.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Journal of Dental Education

UPDATE- access has been restored 5/9/17 11:44am

Our access to the Journal of Dental Education is currently down. We also have a print subscription to this title, so requests for articles can be sent via ILLiad.

We are working with the publisher to restore access and will update this blog when it has been restored.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

E-Journal Search

UPDATE- ejournal search is working again 1/25/17 9:24am

The e-journal search from the library's homepage and electronic resources page is not working properly.  You can still search for e-journals using this URL:

If you have any questions, please contact Reference at or call 909-469-5323 and ask for Reference.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Journal Cancellations 2017

During times of low budgets and journal price increases, the library needs to evaluate usage to journal titles to see if they are still cost effective.

The list of 15 journal titles below have been cancelled for 2017 due to consistently low usage.

This move allowed us to save enough money so no further journal cancellations were necessary in 2017.

AAP Grand Rounds
Active Learning in Higher Education
Animal Welfare
Brain Injury
Current Eye Research
Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
Journal of Liposome Research
Journal of Microencapsulation
Journal of the Optical Society of America A and B
Ophthalmic Genetics
Therapeutic Innovation & Regulatory Science

Any articles needed from these journals may be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Nature journals

UPDATE - access has been restored 10/28/16 11:30am

We have lost access to all of our Nature journals except Nature and Nature Neuroscience. The publisher has been contacted and we will update this blog when access is restored.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

UpToDate license agreement pop-up

UPDATE - This problem has been resolved 11/3/16 1:30pm

Some UpToDate users are experiencing problems with the license agreement popping up excessively. UpToDate has been contacted and we will update this blog when the problem is resolved.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Library System Scheduled Outage

Hello WesternU Community,

On October 4, 2016 the Pumerantz Library will be performing an upgrade to our Online Catalog (

The upgrade is scheduled to begin at 5am and should be complete by 11am.

During this time, the Online Catalog and its features will be unavailable (item lookup, online renew, online holds, item due notices, etc.). Electronic Resources on the Library’s webpages will be available during this outage. Check-in and Check-out of materials can be done in person, item renewals and holds will be available in person or by phone. Physical items can be looked up using the Pumerantz Library Discovery Service on the Library’s homepage, but the item’s location may not be available. Library Staff can assist you in finding physical materials. If you have any questions or concerns about this outage, please contact the library at 909-469-5323 or email

Thank you for your patience while we improve our library systems.