Author: Richard Saldivar

Library Satisfaction Survey (LibQual+®)

The Library needs your help to improve its services and collections as we plan for the future. Open to the PCOM Campus Community, this online Library Survey gives you the opportunity to provide feedback so that we can better understand your perceptions and expectations. This will help to guide the Library’s future development and guide strategic planning.

Help us to help you. All PCOM Library users are encouraged to fill out this simple online survey.

What are your minimum expectations? What is your desired level of service? Where do we fit in?

It only takes 5-10 minutes. To access the survey, click here or visit the Library home page.

Responses are confidential and anonymous. Those who participate will also have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win amazing prizes, such as an Amazon Echo, a Fitbit Flex 2, or an Amazon Fire TV Stick!

If you have any difficulty accessing the survey or if you have any questions, please visit our LibQual+® Guide or contact the library assessment team.

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PCOM Full Text in Google Scholar

There is a current issue where PCOM Full Text links are not showing up in Google Scholar. Our vendor is working with Google to restore these links.

In the meantime, to find full text articles be sure to try OneSearch+ or Pubmed.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques 3rd Edition Videos

There is currently an issue with viewing videos from the 3rd edition of Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques.

The vendor is currently working to restore the videos, in the meantime, users are encouraged to view the videos here.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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New York Times Technical Issue

Due to a technical issue, users of The New York Times inEducation website may experience difficulty logging in to their account and may have received a notification email informing them of an expired account.

The New York Times are aware of this issue and are working diligently to fix it.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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New uWise Website and Scheduled Downtime

On Monday, December 12, 2016, uWise will be launching a new website.

To prepare for the launch, uWise will be unavailable from 5:00 pm on December 9th through 9:00 am on December 12th.

Upon launch, uWise access will be restricted to active students on ob-gyn clerkship rotation

Please contact us if you have any questions.

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BrowZine iOS App Currently Unavailable

The BrowZine iOS app is currently unavailable in the App Store. BrowZine is currently working to restore access as soon as possible.

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Scheduled Refworks Downtime – August 20, 2016

On Saturday, August 20, 2016, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure. ProQuest platforms (including Refworks and Digital Dissertations) will be unavailable beginning at at 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time and will last for 8 hours.

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The PCOM Library is pleased to provide access to the new APA Style CENTRAL®!

Thanks to all who provided feedback.

The advantages include:

1. Digital library of APA Style quick guides and tutorials to refine your writing, and searches the APA Manual of Style by topic area.
2. Plan sound research with the research tools, and build a reference library with customized APA Style reference templates.
3. Translate your research into concise, powerful articles that are formatted for style.
4. Browse and search features to identify the best journals for publication.
5. Plagiarism tutorials.

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Off-campus Access Problems

Some students were reporting trouble with accessing PCOM library resources off-campus. The issues has now been resolved.

However, if you continue to experience trouble, please try accessing library resources either in a new browser or by clearing your cache.

Please contact the PCOM Help Desk at at 215-871-6110 or via if you continue to experience trouble

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Thieme Atlas of Anatomy

The PCOM Library is pleased to provide access to the 3rd edition of the Thieme Atlas of Anatomy.

Students, faculty and staff now have the ability to download the book to iPads/Android tablets/pcs for off-line use (see here for PC/Mac Instructions and here for mobile instructions.)

Key Features

  • organized by self-contained guides to specific topics on every two-page spread
  • hundreds of clinical applications integrated into the anatomical descriptions, emphasizing the vital link between anatomical structure and function
  • illustrated with expertly rendered digital watercolors, cross-sections, x-rays, and CT and MRI scans
  • clearly labeled images help you easily identify each structure
  • summary tables throughout – ideal for rapid review
  • with 1,700 newly created illustrations and 100 tables, this work features comprehensive coverage of the musculoskeletal system and general anatomy, in addition to embryology and surface anatomy
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