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Himmelfarb Headlines - May / June 2012

Meet Paul Levett, Reference/Instructional Librarian
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Like a detective putting together clues in a logical manner, Paul Levett uses his organizational skills and eye for detail to help faculty, staff and students find the information they need. As one of Himmelfarb Library's reference librarians, Paul can usually be found either helping individuals or teaching them skills to improve their own research abilities.

A native of Great Britain, Paul joined the Himmelfarb Library six years ago. He teaches informatics in the Problem-based Case-based Learning (PCL) curriculum in the School of Medicine, and gives library orientations to new public health and physician assistant students. Paul is the library's liaison to the Departments of Emergency Medicine, Health Policy, and Internal Medicine, and he helps orient new residents to library resources for patient care. Please contact Paul if you would like a consultation on information resources or if you would like him to give your students or residents a presentation.

Paul was a member of the 2010-2011 cohort of the Master Teacher program, and he has opted to continue his studies leading to a second Master's degree (in Education) to be completed in 2013.

In addition to teaching, Paul oversees the Library's annual compilation of Faculty Publications ( Gathered through searching multiple databases as well as input from the faculty themselves, the database is an index of the intellectual output (articles, books, book chapters) of full time and part time faculty in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the School of Public Health and Health Services, and the School of Nursing. Himmelfarb Library has recorded this information nearly every year since 1932. Print compilations are available from 1932-1946 and 1961-1994. Since 1995, the database of citations is available online (

The Faculty Publications database strives to be as complete as possible, but we need your assistance in making sure that all of your publications are represented. The database is open to add references to journal articles, book chapters, and reports published in 2011 and 2012. Please add only references to work published during your tenure here at GW. Instructions on how to review and add content to the database are available at under "How to Add References."

The Faculty Publications database continues to evolve. Efforts are underway to make the database more flexible and searchable.

If you have any questions please contact Paul Levett at 202-994-8478.


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