Himmelfarb Headlines - February / March 2019

Director's Desk

A hallmark of Himmelfarb’s success has been a focus on patrons and their information and educational needs. The librarians and staff here at the Library work hard to collect and organize the information you need for your education and research. Last year we created and maintained 131 research guides on topics ranging from translational science to proper citing for publication. Student researchers preparing to participate in GW Research Days on April 9 and 10, 2019, can find resources for writing abstracts and creating posters on the Research Days guide.  Students studying for step 1 of the boards can go to Board Preparation: USMLE Step 1: Question Banks & Cases to locate all of the study resources held by Himmelfarb. Researchers planning to do a systematic review can start with the research guide on systematic reviews. Click on the Consortium Loan Service guide to learn how to borrow a book from the 13 libraries in the Washington Regional Library Consortium.
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JAMAevidence: Teaching & Learning Evidence-Based Practice

JAMAevidence: Teaching & Learning Evidence-Based PracticeJAMAevidence is now available from Himmelfarb Library!  JAMAevidence is designed to support learning and instruction on evidence-based medicine and to support users in the systematic evaluation of the validity, importance, and applicability of health sciences research.
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Expand Your Access: Health Information @ HimmelfarbExpand Your Access: Health Information @ Himmelfarb

Last summer, a new version of the library’s ‘one search’ tool, Health Information @ Himmelfarb, was launched. Health Information @ Himmelfarb allows users to search across the library’s print and online holdings to identify print and online books, journal articles, and multimedia materials.
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New Additions to the US DomainNew Additions to the US Public Domain

On January 1, 2019, works that were once protected by copyright entered the U.S. Public Domain for the first time in two decades. In 1998, the Sonny Bono Act granted an extension of copyright protection to copyrighted works for a total of 95 years after the publication date. The Sonny Bono Act was viewed by many as Disney’s attempt to keep Steamboat Willie from entering the public domain.
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Himmelfarb to Host NLM ExhibitHimmelfarb to Host NLM Exhibit

In partnership with the GW Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Himmelfarb will host an exhibit titled “Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons” this spring. This exhibit will be on display in Himmelfarb Library from early May to early June of 2019.
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Annual Art Show 2019Annual Art Show 2019

It’s time once again to prepare for Himmelfarb’s Annual Art Show. Every year for over thirty years, faculty, staff and students in SMHS, GWSPH, SON, the GW Hospital, and the MFA have submitted artwork to share with our community. Past submissions have included paintings, sculpture, jewelry, quilts, photography, and mixed-media pieces.
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What's New at HimmelfarbWhat's New at Himmelfarb Library

Sara Hoover joined the Himmelfarb Library staff as Metadata and Scholarly Publishing Librarian in January. Sara comes to Himmelfarb from the Supreme Court Library and Library of Congress where she was working on metadata projects. Sara has also worked in academic publishing. Contact Sara for questions about the Health Sciences Research Commons, copyright, author’s rights, making your research accessible, and assessing publication impact.
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Staff Spotlight, Michael Parker, Senior Library Assistant (Metadata Specialist)Staff Spotlight - Introducing Michael Parker, Senior Library Assistant (Metadata Specialist)

Learn more about Himmelfarb Library staff members. In this issue we learn more about Michael Parker, Senior Library Assistant (Metadata Specialist).
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Faculty Profile, Robert S. Jablonover, Assistant Dean, Pre-Clinical EducationFaculty Profile - Interview with Robert S. Jablonover, Assistant Dean, Pre-Clinical Education

Himmelfarb Library continues this feature in our newsletter that lets us become better acquainted with our friends and colleagues at the George Washington University. In this issue we learn more about Robert S. Jablonover, Assistant Dean, Pre-Clinical Education.
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