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Planning a Super Bowl Party? Learn how to make nutritious and tasty snacks that are a win-win for all! Join Katie Albers, Healthy Eating Specialist from Whole Foods Market Foggy Bottom, for a cooking demonstration on how to prepare easy, healthy snacks and to share alternatives to high-calorie, fatty party foods. Food will be served and the event is FREE!

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Super Bowl Party Healthy & Tasty Snacks!
Date: Friday, February 1, 2013
Time: 3:00pm
Room: Himmelfarb B103

This event is part of the Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb Library initiative sponsored by Himmelfarb Library.

paeasyHimmelfarb Library is pleased to announce the availability of a new tool to support physician assistant students preparing for the PANCE and PANRE.  PAEasy is offered by the publishers of USMLEasy and offers a similar system of practice questions, answers, and links to supporting information in AccessMedicine.

PAeasy provides access to 1,200 questions and answers that simulate the PANCE and PANRE and provides full explanations for the answers.  PAEasy can be customized by signing up for an individual username/password within Himmelfarb Library's account to allow you to track your progress and take advantage of all of PAEasy's features:

  • Robust Performance Profile tracks your performance by topic and test scores over time and allows you to compare your scores to others using PAEasy, including test-takers at GW.
  • Three testing modes including un-timed practice mode, a timed exam, and a simulated test that replicates the official test.
  • Customization features
    • Select the length and subject areas of a test or create a set of randomly selected question.
    • Retake tests composed of questions previously answered incorrectly so you can focus on weak areas.
    • Time your tests or practice at your own pace.
    • Take tests composed of questions that you are seeing for the first time.
  • Targeted readings from AccessMedicine, identified based on where you need additional study.
  • Anatomy Flash Cards offering 150 full-color anatomy images, derived from The Big Picture: Gross Anatomy.

You can access PAEasy from on- and off-campus locations via the link on the E-Databases webpage using either ALADIN or VPN/GWireless.  If you have questions about this resource or access, please contact Laura Abate at


Health Information @ HimmelfarbHimmelfarb Library would like your input about the new Health Information @ Himmelfarb search service (the new search box on the Library’s homepage).    The service is a one year pilot project and renewal will be dependent on user satisfaction with it.

Help us assess the success of Health Information @ Himmelfarb by filling out a brief survey.  Faculty, staff, resident, and student respondents from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Public Health and Health Services, and School of Nursing  will be entered into a February 14th drawing for a $20 print/copy card.

Best PracticeBMJ Publishing recently recalled the Best Practice mobile app due to a technical fault with the Best Practice app for iPad.  The technical issues with the display of some treatment options in the previous version have been resolved and all users should update to the new release at the earliest opportunity.

To install Best Practice on your iPad or other handheld device, access Best Practice then login or register for a personal account; download 'BMJ Best Practice' from the Apple iTunes Store; login to the app with your personal login/password to download topics and then download images.

Best Practice, provided courtesy of Himmelfarb Library, is an evidence-based resource providing disease and drug information.   Best Practice provides access to diagnostic and treatment information using a step-by-step approach and ordering potential diagnoses by common vs. uncommon and disease categories (e.g. cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, etc.) .  Best Practice also provides clinical information focused around prevention and prognosis.

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Abate (


cspCardioSource Plus, the American College of Cardiology's educational resource library, is now available via Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library.  CardioSource Plus offers the GW community access to the ACC's rich selection of cardiology information including self-assessment programs, meetings on demand, and Heart Songs.

Users can access CardioSource Plus from on- and off-campus locations.  To access Heart Songs and to track your individual progress in self-assessment programs, access CardioSource Plus via Himmelfarb Library and then create an individual login and password.  CardioSource Plus is linked from the Library's Databases webpage.

If you have any questions regarding access to CardioSource Plus, please contact Laura Abate (

CardioSource Plus

BMJ Publishing has issued an immediate recall for the Best Practice mobile app due to a a technical fault with the Best Practice app for iPad.  If you have installed this app on your iPad, please delete the Best Practice app for iPad and for iPhone from your systems and from any shared devices.  While BMJ Publishing is confident that this technical fault only applies to the iPad app, they have also temporarily withdrawn the app for iPhone as a precaution until an app update for both iPad and iPhone is available.
Please note that Best Practice remains available via desktop access and a mobile-optimized version; these access points are not affected by the recall and can continue to be used.

Did you get a new electronic device over the winter break? Get help in loading apps and configuring it for the GW1X wireless network.
On Thursday January 17th from 12:00 noon-5:00 pm a representative from Student Technology Services (STS) will be in Himmelfarb Library to resolve your computer issues (laptops, wireless, etc.). Please stop by the Circulation Desk and ask for assistance.
This will be STS' last visit to Himmelfarb for the semester. STS will continue to be available for assistance throughout the semester via phone and in the Technology Commons in Gelman Library.

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