Friday, December 18, 2015

Winter Break Closure 12-18 @ 5pm through 1-4 @ 7am

The Harriet K. and Philip Pumerantz library will be closed for Winter Break starting at 5pm on December 18th through January 3rd. During this time Interlibrary Loans and Document Delivery requests will not be processed. Regular service will resume January 4th, 2015.

Friday, December 4, 2015

E-Resource linking issue

UPDATE: The error has been fixed 1:33pm 12/4/2015

We are experiencing an issue with links to our E-Resources. The links are appending the characters "&_ga=1.69596441.805913980.1448897839" to the end of our links. Because this is not the actual URL you will see a proxy error or a page cannot be displayed error. Remove the extra characters from your address bar and try to load the page again.

We are working with the WesternU IT department to resolve the issue ASAP.

We will update this page with more information as it becomes available.

Micromedex URL change

Micromedex has updated their URL. Currently, if you use the link available from our eresources page you will see a Page Cannot Be Displayed error.

Please use the following link:

We are updating our links ASAP.

Thank you

Lexi-Comp URL update

Lexi-Comp has updated their URL. Currently, if you use the link available from our eresources page you will see a 404 error.

Please use the following link:

We are updating our links ASAP.

Thank you

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

ScienceDirect Ceasing Support of Internet Explorer 8

Hello WesternU Community, As of January 1st, ScienceDirect will no longer support Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) as a browser. If you are currently using this version of Internet Explorer please consider upgrading or using a different, supported browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Additionally, if you are using Internet Explorer 9 or higher in compatibility mode you will need to switch to normal operating mode to avoid issues. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Library Support at or call 909.469.5323. Thank you. The Harriet K. and Philip Pumerantz Library.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Wiley Online Library maintenance Dec. 5th

Wiley Online Library will be unavailable on Saturday, December 5th from 2:00-6:00 PST for essential maintenance.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Wiley Online Library

Update - Access to Wiley Online Library has been restored 10/22/15 1:30pm

Wiley Online Library appears to be having connectivity issues with their website. Service is intermittently down. A message has been left with the publisher requesting more information as to when service will resume.

We will update this blog post as more information becomes available.

Thank you

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Booked Outage RESOLVED

Hello WesternU Community, Booked is again available for use. Thank you for your patience during this outage!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Planned Article Request(ILLiad) Outage

Greetings WesternU Community, The Library Article Request System, ILLiad, will be unavailable beginning at 4pm until approximately 8pm 10-16-2015. If you are experiencing issues following the maintenance please contact the library at Thank you for your patience while we improve our systems.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Nature Publishing Titles down

Update: Access restored 9/25/2015

The library is currently experiencing downtime on All Nature Publishing titles except for Nature, Nature Neuroscience, and Spinal Cord are not accessible.  The vendor has been contacted to resolve the issue.

We will update this post as more information becomes available.

Thank you

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

eResource Cancellations - uCentral and Annual Reviews

Every year the library reviews its journal and database subscriptions to ensure that titles are continuing to be used. This annual review of subscriptions allows the library to stay within budget while freeing some funds to add new titles requested by students and faculty.

For the 2015-16 fiscal year the library will be cancelling uCentral and Annual Reviews. These resources have shown consistent low usage over the past few years.

Our subscription to uCentral will expire on September 11th, 2015. One of the eBooks available in uCental, The Harriet Lane Handbook, will now be available through EBSCO. The direct link is

Our subscription to Annual Reviews will expire on December 31st, 2015. For titles not owned by the library or titles that have been cancelled, interlibrary loan is available to obtain articles or books from lending libraries around the country.

Monday, August 24, 2015

E-Journal Search and Full-text Locator maintenance scheduled

On Friday, August 28, 2015, the E-Journal Search box and Full-text locator buttons will be down between 7:00 and 9:00 pm while the vendor performs system updates.

We appreciate your patience.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Article Request Processing Delays

UPDATE - This issue has been resolved. Thank you

Hello WesternU Community, We are currently experiencing processing delays with the Library's Article Request and Document Delivery System(ILLiad). We are still able to take request submissions, however there may be an additional wait time for fulfillment while this issue is corrected. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the library at 909.469.5326, email or Thank you.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

AnatomyTV 3D Dentistry

UPDATE - The direct link is now working 8/13/15

The direct link to AnatomyTV - 3D Dentistry is currently not working.

AnatomyTV - 3D Dentistry can still be accessed by going direct to AnatomyTV at, click on Clinical Specialties, then click on Real-Time Dentistry.

We will update this blog post once the direct link is working.

Thank you

Emergency ILLiad Maintenance

Hello WesternU Community, The Library will be performing an emergency maintenance on the ILLiad Article Request and Document Delivery system today. There is no current timeline for when the system will be restored. Library staff will be providing updates when possible. For any questions or concerns please contact the Library at 909.469.5323 or email We thank you for your patience while we improve our systems.

Monday, August 10, 2015


UPDATE - 8/10/15 Access is restored

The database EMBASE is currently down. Our vendor has been contacted and we are waiting for more information.

This blog post will be updated once we have more information.

Thank you,
Library Support

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Test Post

ScienceDirect & Embase outage Saturday, August 1

On Saturday, August 1, access to Elsevier platforms, including ScienceDirect and Embase, will be unavailable due to a scheduled maintenance for approximately 4.5 hours starting at 03:00 pm. 

E-Journal search down off-campus

UPDATE - This issue was resolved 7/29/15 1:15pm

Please use the following link to look up eJournals if you are off-campus

We are working to resolve the issue with the searchbox.

Thank you for your patience.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Updated URL for PAeasy

Please be aware that there is an updated URL for PAeasy. Please update your bookmarks to

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 (

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 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. (

2) Eiff: Fracture Management for Primary Care, 3rd ed. (

3) Standring: Gray's Anatomy, 40th ed. (

4) Hansen: Netter's Clinical Anatomy, 2nd ed. (

5) Jones: Netter's Neurology, 2nd ed. (

6) Greene: Netter's Orthopaedics, 1st ed. (

7) Liu: Neuro-Ophthalmology, 2nd ed. (

8) Pfenninger: Pfenninger and Fowler's Procedures for Primary Care, 3rd ed. (

9) Weissleder: Primer of Diagnostic Imaging, 5th ed. (

This post will be updated when access has been restored.