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ScienceDirect and Scopus will be unavailable Saturday evening for scheduled maintenance.  The outage should begin around 6:00 PM and last for 4.5 hours. All other Elsevier platforms will also be unavailable during this time.

SimbryoSimbryo: An Animated Tour of Human Development is now available via Himmelfarb Library.  Simbryo provides access to a set of animation modules of the embryology system.  Modules include Early Development, Cardiovascular, Genitourinary, Gastrointestinal, Pulmonary, Head and Neck, and Limbs.

Simbryo allows users to explore the spatial and temporal relationships in embryologic development via its visual representations. Simbryo includes a developmental clock to identify the time frame of each animated process. Users can control Simbryo's high-quality animations by pausing, slowing the speed, moving forward and backward, moving frame by frame, and zooming.  Simbryo also provides pop-up text boxes to narrate the process displayed in the animation.

Simbryo can be access from both on- and off-campus locations.  If you have questions, please contact Laura Abate (

unlocked lockAt the end of July 2015, a change to login procedure for off-campus access to Himmelfarb Library's online resources will go into effect.  Currently, users can login via the WRLC Library Services login using a combination of their last name and either their GWid (G#) or GWorld barcode number.

Beginning later this month, users will need to use their GW NetID and password to login via WRLC Library Services.  The GW NetID and password combination is the same combination used to login to GW Email and Blackboard.

All GW students, residents, faculty and staff are eligible for a GW NetID.  If you haven't done so already, please claim your GW NetID.

If you have any questions, please contact me at

The Red Book Online is a digital resource that is part of Himmelfarb Library's online collection.   The Red Book Online provides full-text access to the current (2015) edition of the American Academy of Pediatric's Red Book as well as related resources.

The Immunization section of the Red Book Online provides access to:

  • Immunization schedules
  • Vaccine status tables: Status of Recently Submitted, Licensed, and Recommended Vaccines & Biologics
  • Vaccine implementation guidance
  • Influenza resources

The Multimedia Library for the Red Book Online provides access to:

  • 2,700+ infectious disease images for use in diagnosis and presentations, including clinical manifestations, disease vectors, and etiology
  • Videos and webinars produced by the AAP
  • PowerPoint presentation slides based on Committee on Infectious Diseases (COID) policy statements as well as other key infectious disease content from AAP.

The Red Book Online is available to users from both on- and off-campus locations.  In addition, users who access the Red Book Online via their mobile device can take advantage of its mobile-optimized interface.

If you have any questions regarding this resource or access to Himmelfarb Library's online collections, please contact Laura Abate (


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