Himmelfarb Headlines -September / October 2017

Director's Desk - Welcome Address

Director's DeskA warm welcome to all new students and faculty! Welcome back to all returning students and faculty! Everyone at Himmelfarb Library looks forward to seeing you and working with you this fall as you conduct research, complete systematic reviews, and simply look for study materials!

It is the mission of the Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library to meet the information needs of the faculty, staff, and students in the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health and School of Nursing's educational, research, and patient care programs.

In pursuit of that mission, Himmelfarb librarians and staff have been busy preparing for the upcoming year, updating research guides, renewing software licenses, and expanding access to electronic resources. Take a look at our list of Research Guides designed to help you select the best resources for your education, research and patient care. Use our resources on the go. Add an information app to your mobile device at our App Shelf. Scan our roster of online tutorials on Adobe Acrobat X Pro, Camtasia, and BlackBoard Collaborate on our Tutorials page. Check out the many recent accomplishments of our faculty in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, and the School of Nursing in the Health Sciences Research Commons, a repository of faculty papers and presentations. Review the posters presented by students in spring 2017 for GW Research Days. Encourage your students to register for a workshop to jumpstart their research projects. Contact your departmental liaison to learn about our systematic review service, to ask for an in-class presentation on an information topic, or to explore how to measure scholarly impact.

The Library is open 24/7 for the fall semester, with the exception of Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after. The Library’s Reference Desk is open 8:30am until 8:00pm, Monday through Thursday, 8:30am until 5:00pm Friday, and noon until 4:00pm Saturday. You can contact us in person or via e-mail, telephone or instant message. The Library's e-mail address is himmelfarb@gwu.edu. The telephone number for the reference desk is 202-994-2850. Send us an instant message by clicking on the “Ask Us” button on the home page. If you need to use software in the Library, click here for computer availability. If you want to reserve a study room for a group session, click here for study room reservations. While we love to see our patrons in person, please be advised that the Library’s elevator will be receiving a much needed overhaul this fall and will be out of service from September through mid-November.

Best wishes for the fall 2017 semester!

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