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Faculty Support: Readings & Resources + Research & Writing + Productivity

Faculty Support: Readings & Resources +  Research & Writing + ProductivityWhether you are teaching online or in person this winter, Himmelfarb Library has resources to support you and your students!

Himmelfarb Library can help connect your students to readings and resources:

•   Himmelfarb staff can create durable links to articles, books, and multimedia items in GW collections, and can also help you learn to create durable links yourself!  To get help with durable links, send your reading list or syllabus to
•   Share your required and recommended book titles and Himmelfarb Library will check for online e-book access and add it to the collection, if possible!  Email Acquisitions & Resource Sharing Librarian Ian Roberts (
•   Course reserves?  We can make materials available to students via print or electronic reserves!

Himmelfarb library can support your students’ research and writing - and yours, too:

•   Himmelfarb’s Tutorials and YouTube channel provide database, research, and scholarly publishing tutorials.  To schedule a customized session for your course, please contact Associate Director, Reference, Instruction, and Access Tom Harrod (
•   Himmelfarb librarians can be embedded in your online courses to provide semester-long support for your students’ information and research needs. Please contact Tom Harrod ( to request an embedded librarian.
•   Research and statistical software are available to on-site users in Himmelfarb’s Bloedorn Technology Center and to off-site users via GW’s Virtual Computer Lab.
•   Individual writing support is available via GW’s Writing Center which is reopening January 24, 2022.

Finally, productivity matters whether you’re teaching on-site or online. Here are a few tools to make your academic life run more smoothly.

•   LibKey Nomad - this easy-to-install browser plug-in will try to fast track you to article PDFs as you search PubMed, Scopus, etc.  After you install, choose ‘George Washington University - Himmelfarb Library’.
•   Keep up with the research in your field by letting technology work for you: customize your journal library via Browzine, get brief key targeted clinical research summaries via NEJM Journal Watch, or set up journal Table of Contents or database search alerts.
•   Ask us - you’re busy enough and it’s literally our job to answer questions.  If you can’t find what you need or something’s not working as expected, please let us help!  We can be reached via IM, phone, email, text, and in person!


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