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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.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Some Elsevier titles unavailable due to MDConsult ceasing service on December 31st

UPDATE: Access to these titles has been restored. Please see title list below for new URLs 1/29/2015

MDConsult ceased its service on December 31, 2014. The library has owned eBook content that is currently being transferred to another platform and is therefore unavailable at this time.

The titles that are currently unavailable are;

1) Levin: Adler's Physiology of the Eye, 11th ed. (http://proxy.westernu.edu/login?url=http://perpetual11.elsevier.com.s3.amazonaws.com/WESTU/index.html#978-0-323-05714-1)

2) Eiff: Fracture Management for Primary Care, 3rd ed. (http://proxy.westernu.edu/login?url=http://perpetual11.elsevier.com.s3.amazonaws.com/WESTU/index.html#978-1-4377-0428-0)

3) Standring: Gray's Anatomy, 40th ed. (http://proxy.westernu.edu/login?url=http://perpetual11.elsevier.com.s3.amazonaws.com/WESTU/index.html#978-0-443-06684-9)

4) Hansen: Netter's Clinical Anatomy, 2nd ed. (http://proxy.westernu.edu/login?url=http://perpetual11.elsevier.com.s3.amazonaws.com/WESTU/index.html#978-1-4377-0272-9)

5) Jones: Netter's Neurology, 2nd ed. (http://proxy.westernu.edu/login?url=http://perpetual11.elsevier.com.s3.amazonaws.com/WESTU/index.html#978-1-4377-0273-6)

6) Greene: Netter's Orthopaedics, 1st ed. (http://proxy.westernu.edu/login?url=http://perpetual11.elsevier.com.s3.amazonaws.com/WESTU/index.html#978-1-929007-02-8)

7) Liu: Neuro-Ophthalmology, 2nd ed. (http://proxy.westernu.edu/login?url=http://perpetual11.elsevier.com.s3.amazonaws.com/WESTU/index.html#978-1-4160-2311-1)

8) Pfenninger: Pfenninger and Fowler's Procedures for Primary Care, 3rd ed. (http://proxy.westernu.edu/login?url=http://perpetual11.elsevier.com.s3.amazonaws.com/WESTU/index.html#978-0-323-05267-2)

9) Weissleder: Primer of Diagnostic Imaging, 5th ed. (http://proxy.westernu.edu/login?url=http://perpetual11.elsevier.com.s3.amazonaws.com/WESTU/index.html#978-0-323-06538-2)

This post will be updated when access has been restored.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Veterinary Record

UPDATE: Veterinary Record access is now available. 12/16/2014

The eJournal Veterinary Record is currently unavailable. We have contacted the publisher to resolve the issue.

This post will be updated as soon as more information is available.


Access has been restored 1/16/2015

We have lost access to some content in PsychiatryOnline. Access to the DSM Library is still available.

We have lost access to the additional eBooks and eJournals below. We are in contact with the publisher to resolve the issue but at this time we do not know how long it will take to resume access.


The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, 6th Edition
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology, 4th Edition
Care of Military Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families
Clinical Manual of Geriatric Psychiatry
Dulcan's Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Gabbard's Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, 5th Edition
Integrated Care: Working at the Interface of Primary Care and Behavioral Health
Management of Adults With Traumatic Brain Injury
Textbook of Psychotherapeutic Treatments
Textbook of Traumatic Brain Injury, 2nd Edition


The American Journal of Psychiatry
Psychiatric Services
The Journal of Neuropsychiatry & Clinical Neurosciences

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

Monday, November 3, 2014

PsychiatryOnline currently unavailable

UPDATE: Access reinstated on 11/4/14

Access to PsychiatryOnline is currently unavailable. We are investigating this issue and the publisher is being contacted.

Resources affected are;

DSM® Library titles including DSM-IV-TR®
DSM-IV-TR® Handbook of Differential Diagnosis
DSM-IV-TR® Clinical Cases
Textbooks including;
The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry, Gabbard’s Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders, Textbook of Psychotherapeutic Treatments, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Geriatric Psychiatry, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Substance Abuse Treatment, The American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychopharmacology, and Manual of Clinical Psychopharmacology
Journals including;
The American Journal of Psychiatry, Psychiatric Services, Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, and Academic Psychiatry
We apologize for the inconvenience and will update this blog as more information becomes available.