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Himmelfarb Headlines - September / October 2020

Director's Desk

Director's Desk, Anne LintonHello everyone and welcome to the fall 2020 semester! While the Himmelfarb building remains closed to many faculty, students and staff, the virtual Himmelfarb Library is open with collections and staff available to support education, research and clinical care.  We continue to offer 24/7 electronic access to over 4,100 journals, 100 databases, and 6,000+ textbooks. Librarians and staff are also available 64 hours each week to provide reference and consultation services. Just email us at or message us. (Monday - Thursday, 8:30 am to 8 pm, Friday 8:30 am to 4 pm). To request a virtual librarian “house call,” or an online class presentation on an information topic, contact your departmental liaison. Our many research guides remain up and running to help you do research.  Popular guides include: APA Citation Style, 7th ed., Systematic Reviews, Literature Reviews, and Researcher Services and Support. All tutorials and orientations have gone virtual. Check our calendar for an upcoming workshop!

The Himmelfarb building itself is open limited hours for those individuals currently enrolled in on-site classes, on clinical rotations, or approved for access to Ross Hall. A skeleton crew is on-site daily. See Our New Normal for more information. We have instituted a new shipping service and Ross Hall courtyard pick-up to provide access to our print books and journals as well as DVDs and CDs and Consortium Loan Service and Interlibrary Loans for all of our students and faculty working online. Search our Health Information @ Himmelfarb, sign in and select your delivery method. Any questions, please call our Circulation Desk at 202-994-2962. 

Librarians and staff have been working hard during this busy time to provide services remotely and to track emerging research in the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 Research Guide and to highlight GW specific research in our Health Sciences Research Commons.  We have been helping prospective authors find publishing venues and highlighting how the current pandemic has changed the publishing landscape.  Please talk to our Scholarly Communications Librarian, Sara Hoover,, if you are seeking advice on publishing during the pandemic

Let me close with a warm welcome to all new students and faculty! Welcome back to all
returning students and faculty! Everyone at Himmelfarb Library looks
forward to working with you this fall!

Best wishes for fall 2020!

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