The Himmelfarb Library provides off-campus* access to 100 electronic databases, 4000+ electronic books, and 4100+ electronic journals licensed by Himmelfarb Library, the Gelman Library, and/or the George Washington University for use by faculty, staff and students. If you wish to use these resources when you are away from campus, you must login via VPN, WRLC Library Services, or EZproxy.

Instructions for connection via the VPN (Recommended)

Installation

  1. Download and install the VPN client, Cisco AnyConnect.
  2. The first time you connect type go.vpn.gwu.edu into the box, then click Connect.
  3. Login to VPN with your GW NetID and password (the same login/password that you use for your GWMail or CMail).
  4. Access the Himmelfarb Library website again. You can now access databases, e-texts, and e-journals without any additional logins.

Connecting to the VPN

  1. On your computer, start the program Cisco AnyConnect then select the GW address (go.vpn.gwu.edu) and select Connect.
  2. Login to VPN with your GW NetID and password (the same login/password that you use for your GWMail or CMail).
  3. Additional information:
Instructions for connecting via GW NetID
  1. Access the Himmelfarb Library website then select the database, e-text, or e-journal which you would like to access.
  2. When 'The George Washington University Single Sign-on' webpage is displayed, securely login with your GW NetID and password (i.e. the same login/password used for your GW Email and Blackboard.)
  3. The database, e-text, or e-journal that you selected should display automatically.
Instructions for connecting if you don't have a GW NetID

Library access via EZproxy is available to:

  • GWUMC healthcare providers and clinical instructors ineligible for a GW NetID.
  • GW Hospital employees.
  • CNMC residents (during period of GW Hospital rotation only).
Full Instructions for connecting via EZproxy.

*Please Note: Campus refers to the Foggy Bottom Campus including the MFA building. All other locations including the GW Hospital are considered off-campus.

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