Health Sciences Research Commons making your research findable and so much more!
After spending time conducting research, analyzing the results, and writing an article with your findings, you want to make sure that people can find your article! The Health Sciences Research Commons (HSRC) is Himmelfarb Library’s online repository that gathers, archives, and disseminates the research output of the Milken Institute School of Public Health, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the School of Nursing. By adding your articles, book chapters, conference papers and presentations, posters, etc. to the HSRC, you can share your work with the research community; easily link to your research on CVs and job applications; and make your work more discoverable via Google Scholar and similar search engines.
In addition to helping users find your research, the HSRC can give you a fuller idea of how your research is being used or discussed. Association of SARS-CoV-2 Infection With Serious Maternal Morbidity and Mortality From Obstetric Complications was recently published in JAMA, and the article has received considerable notice in the media. HSRC’s Altmetrics integration provides a visual snapshot providing you information about the number of times this article has been picked up in news outlets, blogs, Twitter, etc.
Himmelfarb Library’s Metadata and Scholarly Publishing Librarian, Sara Hoover, and Metadata Specialist, Brittany Smith, routinely integrate new GW publications retrieved from PubMed, Scopus and other databases to integrate into Himmelfarb Library. Researchers can also submit their publications directly, which is especially useful for non-journal article items like books chapters, conference papers and presentations, posters, etc.
The HSRC can be searched by keyword and is also organized into collections to make it easier for users to access specific types of articles including:
|•||GWSPH collections allow users to explore research by department, access student research, and find items in the Public Health Reserves collection.|
|•||The SON collection facilitates access to the GW Nursing Magazine and Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects, along with faculty and student publications, posters, and presentations.|
|•||SMHS collections also provide navigation by department and feature collections like Resident Works and Student Works.|
Along with school-specific collections, the HSRC can help you navigate to explore new types of information:
|•||GW COVID-19 Collection - access publications by GW authors and the GW COVID-19 Intelligence Reports.|
|•||GW Annual Research Days - showcases research productivity of health sciences students from 2021 through the present.|
|•||Faculty Bookshelf - books and book chapters authored by GW health sciences faculty.|