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Himmelfarb Headlines - September / October 2020

Health Information @ Himmelfarb Collections

Hi@h CollectionsOver the summer of 2020, Himmelfarb launched a new feature to highlight various library collections in Health Information @ Himmelfarb. Himmelfarb Special Collections and Resource Lists, found by clicking the “Special Collections” link on the Health Information @ Himmelfarb menu, allows users to browse resources in various collections of specialized resources.

•  The library’s Healthy Living Collection contains books, media, and equipment that focus on developing and supporting personal wellness behavior. The book collection ranges from books focusing on healthy and easy-to-prepare meals to works on mindfulness, relaxation, and fitness.
•  The Humanities and Health Collection focuses on the intersection of medicine and literature, including both fiction and nonfiction literature from the perspective of health care providers and patients.
•  The Himmelfarb Historical Collection includes reproductions of classical works in the history of medicine, as well as some archival materials relating to the history of the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Himmelfarb librarians are also beginning to use this feature to develop curated lists of resources on topics of interest, and the first of these, Diversity and Disparities in Health Care, is now available.

Hi@h Special Collections & Resource Lists

More detailed descriptions and information about the library’s special collections are available through the library website. You can also contact the Himmelfarb Reference Desk for more information or assistance accessing the collections.


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