Himmelfarb Headlines - May / June 2021

Director's Desk

Director's Desk, Anne LintonHello everyone and welcome! While the Himmelfarb building has had limited access for the last year, the Himmelfarb Library has remained open with collections and staff available to support education, research and, clinical care. Consultations, instruction, reference, and collections have mostly moved online. New services such as courtyard pick-up have emerged. However, we hope to welcome you back on-site later this summer and early fall. We look forward to meeting new students in person at orientations and returning to some of our favorite activities such as the spring Art Show.

It has been a busy spring.  Highlights include the following. The Scholarly Communications Committee has created 15 new short videos on topics such as collaboration and identifying journals for publication to support your research and publishing needs.  Click here to see the whole list.  Each video is less than 5 minutes but packed with important information!  The Library also launched the Researcher Profile Audit Service to help researchers differentiate themselves from others with similar names and demonstrate impact.  The Resources for Early Researchers guide provides information on resources to support the entire research lifecycle.  BodyViz software is now available on the third floor of Himmelfarb Library.  It combines digitized MRIs and CT scans to create 3D renderings of human anatomy. Enhance your learning experience by exploring 360° anatomical views of the human body.  Matlab has also been installed for student use on select third-floor computers.

To our faculty, residents and, students who will be at work over the summer, remember that the Himmelfarb librarians and staff remain available and ready to help you as you prepare for the summer and fall semesters. Call (202-994-2850), email (himmelfarb@gwu.edu), or chat with us from our homepage with your questions, suggestions, and ideas. We are always happy to set up an online consultation. New faculty can also check here for a library resources overview or here for a guide to linking full-text articles to your courses. Newly arriving residents have a tool designed specifically for their needs. Click here and select your specialty to locate core resources in your field. Incoming PA students can access information resources for their program here and incoming public health students can start here. We hope you have a wonderful and productive summer.

I would like to close by wishing all of you who graduated on May 16 hearty congratulations!  It has been a pleasure to work with you over the last year on your research, systematic reviews and culminating experiences. We are proud of your accomplishments and happy to be able to document many of them in our institutional repository, the Health Sciences Research Commons. Projects conducted by graduates in the School of Nursing DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) program can be found here. Posters and abstracts presented at GW Research Showcase 2021 are housed here. Check here for refereed publications of students in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. By depositing posters, papers, and presentations in the Health Sciences Research Commons, students easily share work with colleagues, make it searchable and discoverable via Google Scholar and other search engines, and permanently preserve their scholarship. We wish all of our graduates the very best as they move onto the next stage of their careers and studies.

Take care!


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