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Passes for the Burns Law Library expire on 12/1/12. 

Himmelfarb Library will remain open 24/7 until the end of the semester.

The University has designated certain areas as "study zones" for quiet study from 12/8 until 12/21.  A full list of these zones is available at

Ross Hall Classrooms- classrooms and conference rooms in Ross Hall (104, 105, 114, 115, 116, 116A, 117, 101, Lobby A and B, 227, 229, 224, 203, 237, 323, 401, 561, 529, 643, 737, 713) -are always available (when not otherwise scheduled for classes or events) for quiet or group study space.  Most rooms are available in the evenings after 8 or 9 PM.  There is no reservation process necessary to use rooms that are unscheduled. These are mostly large rooms that can accommodate a number of people for quiet study; please respect the needs of others and do not attempt to commandeer a large room just for yourself!
Hospital conference rooms on the 6th Floor- Conference rooms 6106, 6108, and 6111- are reserved for quiet study space after 8 PM every evening and on weekends for the rest of the semester ( 12/14/12).  Other conference rooms and classrooms on the 6th floor are available 24/7 when not otherwise scheduled for classes or activities.

Gelman Library- Gelman library is open to all students in the University 24/7.  Small group study rooms can be reserved in advance at the following link

Duques and Funger Halls- these buildings and their study spaces/unreserved classroom spaces are open to students Monday-Thursday until 2 AM. They are also open from Noon until 2 AM on Sundays. The first floor of Funger Hall is open 24/7 for study space.  Check the Study Zone site for increased hours during exams. ttp://

Marvin Center- the ground floor of the Marvin Center is available for study space 7 AM to midnight or 2 AM throughout the week.  Rooms can be reserved at the following site or directly in the space if not previously reserved:  Classroom and conference room space can also be reserved in the Marvin Center at the following site:  https://events-venues. Check the Study Zone site for increased hours during exams. ttp://

NIH will delay processing of non-competing continuation grant awards if publications arising from that award are not in compliance with the NIH public access policy.  This change will take effect in tandem with NIH requiring the use of the Research Performance Progress Report (RPPRs) for all Streamlined Non-competing Award Process (SNAP) and Fellowship awards in the Spring of 2013 (see NIH NOT-OD-12-142).

Principal investigator's and all members of a research team must comply with the NIH Public Access Policy for any article that is published in connection with an NIH grant, contract, cooperative agreement, or research funded by the NIH intramural program, awarded after April 7, 2008.

Further information on your responsibilities under the NIH Public Access Policy is on the Himmelfarb Library website:  For submission assistance, please email and a Himmelfarb librarian will respond.

Himmelfarb Library now offers 'First Aid' - to help you prepare for exams!  The library recently acquired the First Aid books online to support studying for the USMLE, clerkships and wards, and speciality boards as well as other exams.

USMLE 'First Aid' e-texts include:

Clerkships and wards 'First Aid' e-texts include

Specialty board 'First Aid' e-texts include

The First Aid books are available 24/7 via our E-Texts webpage.  If you have any question, please contact Laura Abate at

Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb will welcome Katie Albers and Whole Foods @ Foggy Bottom back on Tuesday, November 13 at 5 p.m. for a session on staying warm and healthy over the holidays.  Please RSVP if you'd like to attend as space (and samples!) are limited.

If you want your research to make a lasting impact, you should add it to GWU’s Health Sciences Research Commons which was recently relaunched by Himmelfarb Library.  This online database serves as a digital repository for faculty, students, and staff of the schools of Medicine and Health Sciences, Public Health and Health Services, and Nursing to share and preserve research, scholarly work, and departmental publications. Health Sciences Research Commons is a great way to reach a wider audience with your research, and with the recent acquisition of a new platform, the Library is able to offer a number of new features.  GWU faculty, staff, and students can retain their authorship rights and can opt to use a Creative Commons license, if desired.

The Library is enthusiastic to add research posters, conference presentations, working papers, grey literature, departmental newsletters and other materials that are not otherwise easily available. Submit materials to Health Sciences Research Commons, our “institutional repository,” through the easy-to-use online form available directly from the home page. For more information, visit the Health Sciences Research Commons FAQ or write to

Please join us in becoming an early adopter and creating a digital archive for GWU!

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