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Himmelfarb Headlines - September / October 2022

Laura Abate, Director's DeskDirector's Desk

The fall semester is now well underway so it seems belated to welcome you all back to campus, but we at Himmelfarb are so glad to see you in person and online! Himmelfarb Library is again open for 24/7 access to our building, and continues to provide 24/7 access to our online collections.
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What's NewWhat's New at Himmelfarb Library

Access to Himmelfarb
If you are looking to visit the Himmelfarb Library, there are a few precautions that need to be taken before you arrive.

•   Make sure that you qualify for access to the building, and have proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations. Further information can be found on our Onsite Access page
•   Keep in mind, Alumni of SMHS/GWSPH/SON may access the library occasionally with their Alumni GWorld card.
•   UHS and MFA staff employees have access if they have obtained a UHS or MFA GWorld card.

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Experience Human Anatomy in 3D and Virtual Reality at Himmelfarb LibraryExperience Human Anatomy in 3D and Virtual Reality at Himmelfarb Library

With the start of the new academic year, Himmelfarb would like to call attention to a pair of new offerings to support our users in their teaching and learning about human anatomy. BodyViz 3D Anatomy and the Medicalholodeck VR anatomy suite are now available for use through the library. We expect these applications to be of use to a wide range of users, including:

•   Medical, PA, PT, exercise science, and nursing students interested in enhancing their learning about anatomy
•   Keep in mind, Alumni of SMHS/GWSPH/SON may access the library occasionally with their Alumni GWorld card.
•   Anyone interested in exploring VR technologies for their potential applications to patient education and care

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3D Printing at Himmelfarb3D Printing at Himmelfarb, Free for GW Medicine users!

Have you heard about our two 3D printing stations? They are available to all faculty, staff and students who are affiliated with the SMHS, SON, GWSPH, GW Hospital and MFA. There is no limit on the number of requests, we aim to support you in your clinical research pursuits! Before submitting your print request, please note some limitations on use such as copyrighted images. Check out our 3D Printing Guide for more information.

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Consultations With LibrariansConsultations With Librarians

What can Himmelfarb reference librarians do for you?
The Himmelfarb Library is here to support the information needs of all the students, faculty, and staff within the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Nursing, and the Milken Institute School of Public Health. While you may be familiar with many of the services and resources that we make available to our patrons, there are a lot of specialized services which we offer to faculty that you might not be aware of.

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NIH Data Management PolicyNIH Data Management Policy

The new NIH data management and sharing policy is set to go into effect in January 2023. This policy, created to ensure that data from NIH-funded research is freely accessible and transparent, will apply to all researchers receiving NIH funding.

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When you’re ready to publish your research, selecting the right journal is an important step. Himmelfarb has recently acquired access to a fantastic new resource, Cabells Directory of Publishing Opportunities, that can help you select journals for publication and avoid predatory journals.

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Staff ProfileStaff Spotlight - Introducing Valerie Bowles, Accounting Analyst

Learn more about Himmelfarb Library staff members. In this issue, we learn more about Valerie Bowles, Accounting Analyst.
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