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Himmelfarb Headlines - February / March 2023

Laura Abate, Director's DeskDirector's Desk

While I love winter, I will admit that by February I am looking forward to spring! That said, a bright spot in Himmelfarb Library this winter has been the National Library of Medicine’s traveling exhibit ‘Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine in Harry Potter’s World.’  We've appreciated this exhibit which explores how J.K. Rowling embroidered 15th and 16th century medicine and science into key aspects of her books.  We are sorry to see it leave, but you can still explore the online exhibit.
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What's NewWhat's New at Himmelfarb Library

•   Check out our new NIH DMSP Libguide! If you want to learn more about Data Management & Sharing Policies, our Libguide is a perfect place go to for all things data related!
•   We have updated our Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb Libguide! A useful tool for finding wellness information and resources offered throughout the GW community.
•   That’s more like it! Have you seen the 23rd street stairwell’s new look?
•   Laptop & cell phone users will be able to take advantage of our new charging station which will be arriving soon. Keep an eye out for the station which will be next to the new books display on the first floor.

Health Sciences Research Commons making your research findable and so much more!The 35th Annual Himmelfarb Art Show!

The Himmelfarb Library is excited to announce the 2023 Annual Art Show!

This event, now in its 35th year, is a chance for artists from the SMHS, GWSPH, and SON to share their work.

The Art Show will run from Monday, April 17 through Thursday, May 11, with an opening reception on the first floor of the library on Monday, April 17, from 4-5:30pm.

We are accepting submissions (up to five per artist) from Monday, March 13 – Friday, April 14 and it’s open to all students, faculty, and staff from SMHS, GWSPH, and SON.

To submit, please bring your artwork to the library’s first floor circulation or reference desk, just past the entry gate.

The Art Show isn’t limited to photographs and paintings either. We accept and display artwork in a variety of mediums - needlepoint, pottery, jewelry, metal craft, and more!

If you would like to submit a digital copy of your work for our Virtual Art Show, please contact Temitayo Wolff at

If you have questions, please reach out to Temitayo Wolff at

The Wizarding World Visits Himmelfarb LibraryThe Wizarding World Visits Himmelfarb Library

We are sorry to bid farewell to the traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine which we hosted in Himmelfarb Library. Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine in Harry Potter's World is a delightful look at the real historical underpinnings of some of the magic and healing found in the celebrated J.K. Rowling series.
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New Scholarly Communications VideosNew Scholarly Communications Videos Up Now!

The Scholarly Communications Committee at Himmelfarb recently released a new batch of tutorials to its series of informative videos. On our YouTube channel, you can watch videos on topics such as the Dimensions Analytics database and addressing health misinformation. The videos are short (3 to 7 minutes), and our librarians are skilled at explaining content clearly and effectively.
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RefWorks UpdateRefWorks Classic Ends - Long Live RefWorks!

RefWorks is a citation management system available courtesy of Himmelfarb Library which provides GW affiliates the ability to build and organize a citation library, as well as to create in-text citations and bibliographies in hundreds of different citation styles.
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Getting help with your systematic review Getting Help With Your Systematic Review

Performing a systematic or scoping review can be a daunting task. To be successful, these projects typically require the combined efforts of a team over the course of months and possibly years. The team must adhere to rigorous and time-consuming methodologies and keep detailed records to ensure accurate reporting when it comes time to write a manuscript. And, as the popularity of performing systematic and scoping reviews has grown, so too have the standards applied by journal editors and peer reviewers when considering manuscripts for publication. Fortunately, the Himmelfarb Library is able to assist systematic reviewers who are undertaking a new project.
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Staff ProfileStaff Spotlight - Introducing Deborah Wassertzug, Reference and Instructional Librarian

Himmelfarb Library continues to feature the wonderful staff in the library. In this issue we would like to introduce you to Deborah Wassertzug.
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