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GW HospitalThe Himmelfarb Library webpage as displayed at the George Washington University Hospital is currently available via an alternate Himmelfarb Library webpage.  Our normal webpage for the hospital is experiencing technical issues which we are working to resolve. Via this short term solution, GW Hospital users can continue to access Himmelfarb Library’s databases, e-books, and e-journals.


This alternate webpage permits our users at GW Hospital and other authorized locations to access Himmelfarb Library's information resources without logging in to the library's systems.


If you have any questions, please contact Laura Abate (

Epocrates EssentialsHimmelfarb Library recently licensed Epocrates Essentials to replace Best Practice.  Both of these information resources provide access to the high-quality evidence-based disease information developed by the BMJ Publishing Group plus integrated drug information.  Epocrates Essentials offers the additional benefit of better access to drug information and clinical tools.  If you are already accustomed to Best Practice, you will immediately recognize the information layout, content, and interface in Epocrates Essentials.   Alongside the familiar disease-oriented content,  Epocrates Essentials provides access to a drug interaction checker,  Pill ID tool, calculators, clinical tables, and patient education resources.


You can access Epocrates Essentials online and also install the app on your phone or mobile device.  The Epocrates Essentials app normally costs $159 but is available to GW users for FREE as part of Himmelfarb Library's license to this resource.  To download the Epocrates Essentials app, access Himmelfarb's Epocrates app page and provide information regarding your GW affiliation then click 'Get it Now.' Next, login or register for Epocrates account; Epocrates Essentials will then appear in your 'shopping cart' with charge for $159 and a credit for $159 - you will not be charged for this purchase.  The Epocrates Essentials app is available for iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch) and Android devices.


Please contact Laura Abate ( with questions.


Although the art is no longer on display in Himmelfarb Library, you can view the masterpieces from the 2014 Library Art Show online at the Virtual Art Show website.

The art was displayed this year from April 4th-May 2nd on the first floor of the library. Thank you again to all the artists that submitted their work and made the library look exquisite!

Take a look at our record-breaking year:

2014 Himmelfarb Library Art Show


The Himmelfarb Library is conducting a student survey asking for student feedback about your experience using our services, research help, databases and resources.

CoffeeThe Himmelfarb Library is conducting a student survey asking for student feedback about your experience using our services, research help, databases and resources.
Your input will be used in planning future programs and services. The short survey is anonymous and should take less than 5 minutes. At the end you will be asked to enter a drawing to win a $20 Starbucks gift card!


Take the student survey and enter the drawing for your chance to win a $20 Starbucks Gift Card

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