Himmelfarb Headlines - September / October 2018

Director's Desk

Director's Desk, Anne LintonWelcome!

A 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!

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.

What's new

In pursuit of this mission, Himmelfarb librarians and staff have been busy preparing for the upcoming year. We have refreshed our web page with a new interface and more modern look.  We have joined with the law and academic libraries to bring up a new integrated library system that provides access to collections and library resources available to the GW community at large as well as the collections of the Washington Research Libraries Consortium.  White boards in most group study rooms have been upgraded. New Research Guides, designed to help you select the best resources for your education and research, have been added and existing ones updated.  One guide of note for those of you about to publish is the Predatory Publishing Guide.  It will help you evaluate journal quality and identify solicitations for manuscripts from publishers of dubious reputation.  I would also recommend that you take a look at the many accomplishments of our students in the Health Sciences Research Commons where you can find publications of students in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, projects from graduates of the School of Nursing doctor of nursing practice, and student posters from GW Research Days 2018

To learn more about our resources, to request a librarian “house call,” or to ask for an in-class presentation on an information topic, contact your departmental liaison.

Stay in touch!

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 library 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 study session, click here for study room reservations.

Best wishes for the fall 2018 semester!

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