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Himmelfarb Headlines - September / October 2020

Anne Linton, Director's DeskDirector's Desk

Hello 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.
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GW Authors are PublishingGW Authors are Publishing - but Where?

GW faculty members have historically been prolific publishers. But have you ever wondered where GW authors are publishing? According to an affiliation search in Scopus, GW authors have published more than 65,000 documents. GW authors published 3,926 documents during the past five years (2015-2019). PloS One has published the largest number of articles (186 total) by GW affiliated authors during this five year period. This reaffirms the strong commitment GW authors have to publishing in Open Access journals!
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Hi@h CollectionsHi@h Collections

Over 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 the library’s Healthy Living Collection, Humanities and Health Collection, and Historical Collection. 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.
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Preprints and PubMed and PubMed CenteralPreprints in PubMed and PubMed Central

The U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) recently launched a pilot making preprint articles available in PubMed and PubMed Central.  Preprints are scholarly manuscripts which are available on freely accessible web platforms prior to completing peer review.  While preprints have been around for some time, the acceleration of the dissemination of research results due to COVID-19 has greatly increased their visibility.
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Stay Updated with Himmelfarb!Stay Updated with Himmelfarb!

NEJM Journal Watch
NEJM Journal Watch is a useful tool for keeping you up to date on the latest in medical news and research. It surveys medical literature to select the most important research and guidelines, distills them into focused summaries, and frames them in a clinical context. You can browse by specialty or health topic. Sign up for a free account to set up email alerts for your specialty and to subscribe to Physician’s First Watch, a daily email briefing containing all the latest news from the past 24 hours.
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What's NewWhat's New at Himmelfarb Library

Access to the Library

The Himmelfarb Library is open to patrons that have been approved to be on campus during phase 1 of reopening, GW residents, students currently enrolled in on-site classes or on clinical rotations, and MD students in the virtual track. See our New Normal for more information. If you are uncertain if you are able to access the library, please email Catherine Sluder at:
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Staff ProfileStaff Spotlight - Introducing Laura Abate, Associate Director for Library Operations

Learn more about Himmelfarb Library staff members. In this issue we learn more about Laura Abate, Associate Director for Library Operations.
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Faculty ProfileFaculty Profile - Interview with Philip Zapanta, Associate Professor of Surgery

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 Philip Zapanta, Associate Professor of Surgery.
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Faculty ProfileStudent Spotlight - Meet Neil Almeida, a fourth-year medical student

This feature lets us become better acquainted with the students that use Himmelfarb library resources on a daily basis. Meet Neil Almedia.
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