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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Library Closure Friday, June 12th

This is a reminder that on Friday, June 12, 2015,  the Library building will be closed all day to participate in our annual staff development and team building retreat.  Books that are due on June 12 may be returned on Saturday, June 13 and will not incur a fine.

Monday, April 27, 2015

RESOLVED - Article Request System Unexpected Outage

Hello WesternU Community,

The ILLiad Article Request system is again functioning as intended. Please contact the library as soon as possible if you are still experiencing errors.

Thank you!

Article Request System Unexpected Outage

Hello WesternU Community,

We are currently experiencing an unexpected issue with the ILLiad Article Request service. While we are working to resolve the issue, there is currently no estimate of when the system will be functional again. We will update via the Outages and Updates blog as more information becomes available.

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unexpected outage.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Limited full-text access to The Physician and Sportsmedicine and Postgraduate Medicine

We have limited full-text access to The Physician and Sportsmedicine and Postgraduate Medicine.

Currently we are only able to access articles from 2014 using the current provider platform Informa Healthcare. We have access to back issues through 2014 using the previous providers platform. We do not have 2015 access on either platform. We have contacted the publisher to help resolve this issue.

We will update this blog when complete access has returned.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Update: Natural Standard name change

Natural Standard and Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database have combined to become Natural Medicines (http://proxy.westernu.edu/login?url=https://naturalmedicines.therapeuticresearch.com/).

Features included in the library's subscription are;

  • Clinically relevant, bottom-line-focused information and ratings in their evidence-based natural ingredient monographs Over 90,000+ new commercial products including product data and evidence-based NMBER® rating system
  • Interaction Checker: check interactions between all drugs and 90,000+ commercial dietary supplements and natural ingredients
  • Drug-supplement interaction data including evidence-based interaction ratings
  • Effectiveness Checker: quick comparison of the effectiveness of different natural medicines for a specific condition Comparative Effectiveness Charts: compare effectiveness of different natural medicines for specific conditions
  • Enhanced Interaction Checker and Nutrient Depletion Checker interface Pregnancy and Lactation Checker and Adverse Effects Checker
  • Patient handouts and consumer education monographs available in English, Spanish, and French
  • CE Center with 30+ clinical management-focused programs and 100 natural ingredient programs based on monographs
  • Natural MedWatch: adverse event reporting at the point of care, allowing for quick submission of adverse event reports
  • Additional databases including hundreds of topics on Health and Wellness and Sports Medicine
  • In-depth evidence tables and comprehensive review of evidence sourced from both databases and expert resources

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Update: Access to Pediatrics is now available 4/7/2015

Access to the journal Pediatrics is currently unavailable. Our subscription agent is working with the publisher to fix a discrepancy in payment terms. We will update this blog post as soon as access has resumed.

Thank you

Thursday, March 5, 2015

EBSCO system maintenance scheduled for March 14, 2015

On Saturday, March 14, 2015, the following services will be unavailable while EBSCO performs system updates:

EBSCO A-to-Z (eJournal title search)

The service window is scheduled to begin at 6:00 AM Pacific Daylight  (-04:00 GMT) and you will be unable to access these services until the update is complete and full service resumes. They anticipate resuming full service by 6:00 PM Pacific Daylight (-04:00 GMT).

All EBSCOhost databases and interfaces will be available for the duration of the updates.

We appreciate your patience, please feel free to contact us at reference@westernu.edu if you have questions or need any assistance.