Office Calls

Office Calls

The Pumerantz Library’s reference staff is available to meet faculty and staff for a customized research consultation or instructional session. 

The Office Call service includes help with

  • • literature searching
  • • instruction for small groups, departmental meetings, or staff development
  • • bibliography formatting
  • • all your library and information-related needs!

Schedule an Office Call

Office calls are by appointment only and should be made 24 – 48 hours in advance. Be sure to indicate you would like the call to take place in your office!


  • Monday – Thursday: 8 am to 7 pm
  • Friday: 8 am to 6 pm
  • Saturday: 11 am to 7 pm


Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to request an Office Call?

This service is available to the faculty & staff of the colleges located on the Pomona campus of Western University of Health Sciences. 

Where can the Office Call take place?

For one-on-one service, a reference librarian can visit you at your departmental office or laboratory. For small group meetings, arrangements should be made by the college’s resource scheduler to meet at a university meeting room. 

How long can an office call be?

Office calls can be arranged depending on your needs. Meetings or instruction can be for as little as 15 minutes & up to 1 full hour or more if necessary.

What services or topics are available through office call?

Sessions may include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

  • • PubMed
  • • EBSCOhost: CINAHL, Academic Search Elite, etc.
  • • ScienceDirect
  • • EMBASE
  • • Cochrane Library
  • • Web of Science
  • • DynaMed


  • • Pumerantz Library’s online catalog
  • • Citation assistance
  • • EndNote
  • • Faculty services
  • • Locating electronic books
  • • Copyright