Skip to content

gwresearchdaysDon't miss the next Ramp Up for Research Days Workshop to learn how to create an effective poster and impress the judges at GW Research Day !
Sign-up today!
Ramp Up for Research Days Workshops Dates and Times
Show Off Your Data ! How to Create Graphs, Pie Charts and Tables 2/24/2016
3pm - 4pm
Tips for Designing an Effective Poster 3/8/2016
12n - 1pm
Steps on How to Prepare Effective Posters 3/9/2016
2pm - 3pm
How to Present Your Poster and Wow the Judges! 3/22/2016
1pm - 2pm
Research Days and Beyond...! 3/23/2016
2pm - 3pm


dinnerinabowlTrying to juggle school and healthy eating?

Come to Healthy Living@Himmelfarb’s “Dinner in a Bowl” session and learn how to make quick, easy, satisfying meals in a bowl that are healthy too!

This event will be presented by Kate Sherwood of the Center for Science in the Public Interest and contributing author to Nutrition Action Healthletter.

Registration is FREE but space is limited so register today; go to:



Event: Dinner in a Bowl

  • Date:Thursday, February 4, 2016
  • Location: Himmelfarb Library First floor alcove
  • Time:5:00-6:00 pm
  • Presenter:Kate Sherwood
  • Sponsored by: Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb


Himmelfarb Library is offering a series of Public Health Research Skills workships!

How to do a Successful Literature Review
How do you know which databases to search? What strategies can you use to find what you need without wading through junk? Learn strategies and tips for planning and conducting a literature review.

  • Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016
  • Time3:00-5:00 pm
  • Location: Milken Institute School of Public Health, B100A
  • Sign Up:
  • NOTE: Please bring your laptop to the session. RSVP; space is limited.
Citations made easy! Using RefWorks
You do the writing and let RefWorks organize your citations and create your reference list. Keep your research organized; learn how to import citations from your literature searches, create bibliographies and easily switch between citation styles.

  • Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016
  • Time: 3:00-5:00 pm
  • Location: Milken Institute School of Public Health, B100A
  • Sign Up:
  • Note: Please bring your laptop to the session. RSVP; space is limited.
Help with your Culminating Experience Topic
Need help getting started? Sign up for a 30 minute consultation with a librarian to begin exploring the literature for your culminating experience topic. See what's been published and whether you need to further refine your topic.

The ABCs of Systematic Reviews
Systematic reviews can seem daunting, but like anything else, are a series of steps. Come learn more about the steps involved and some techniques for staying organized during the process.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
  • Time: 3:00-5:00 pm
  • Location: Milken Institute School of Public Health, B100A
  • Sign UP:
  • Note: Please bring your laptop to the session. RSVP; space is limited.
Scopus - The Dream Research Database!

What can Scopus do for you? Cited and citing results, related research in a different discipline, new applications for your research -- Scopus has it all. Learn all of the librarian search tips to make your Scopus search as fruitful as possible.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016
  • Time: 3:00-5:00 pm
  • Location: Milken Institute School of Public Health, room B100A
  • Sign Up:
  • Note: Please bring your laptop to the session. RSVP; space is limited.

tcsYou've just finished your first research article, and are now looking for a potential journal to submit your work. With so many journals available in your field, and the proliferation of deceptive or predatory publishing practices, how do you identify which journals are high-quality?


Think. Check. Submit is a new cross-industry initiative that aims to help authors identify trustworthy journals. This initiative provides a checklist for authors of what to look for to help you make an informed decision on where to publish.
For assistance in evaluating journals and deciding where to publish, contact Acquisitions & Resource Sharing Librarian Meaghan Corbett at

networkOn Saturday January 16, ProQuest will upgrade its systems and some resources will not be available including RefWorks, Proquest Research Library Plus (including full-text e-journal holdings), and ProQuest Environmental Science Collection.  Affected Proquest resources will not be available for an eight (8) hour period lasting from 10 p.m. on Saturday January 16 to about 6 a.m. on Sunday January 17.  If you have any questions, please contact Laura Abate ( or Himmelfarb Library (


Image citation: ShellyS. (2008).  IMG_9581 [Online image].  Available at:

USMLEasyUSMLEasy has updated their site and interface.  This updated version of USMLEasy will require you to create a new user account; accounts from the prior system will not function.

The revised version of USMLEasy is designed to support your study for the USMLE exams for Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3 including:
  • Comprehensive practice: Personalized practice using thousands of questions covering all the disciplines and organ systems from the USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3.
  • Adaptive Prep: Adaptive learning technology to personalize your test prep experience based on your individual needs. This ensures you spend more time on the concepts you still need to review, and less on the material you've already mastered.
  • Dashboard: Personalized dashboard displays your latest activities and scores so that you can constantly track your progress, and easily resume your studying exactly where you left off.
  • Study Plan: Personal Study Plan feature supports your test preparation and will help schedule your studies, as well as set and achieve your overall goals.
  • Skill Report: Individualized skill report provides a full analysis of your proficiency in every subject area tested by the USMLE; this report enables you to focus your prep efforts, overcome problem areas, and utilize your study time more effectively.
  • Personalized Reporting: View your test results easily after completing each test and access detailed explanations for any question. You will also receive feedback statistics for your total test performance.
To get started with USMLEasy, access this resource today and create a new user account.  USMLEasy is available to GW users from on- and off-campus locations.  USMLEasy is also mobile-optimized so you can easily answer questions and study using your phone - whenever and wherever you are.  If you have any questions, please contact Laura Abate (

searchengineHow good is your favorite search engine in finding 'good' information?

A new article in the Journal of Adolescent Health studied the ranking, quality, and quality of content of webpages that provide information on HPV vaccine.  In this study, researchers used Google to identify HPV vaccine webpages and then assessed the pages for both bias and quality indicators.


Ideally, webpages with high quality unbiased information are be more highly ranked in search results than pages with lower quality.  Unfortunately, researchers found that this was not the case.  Read the complete study to understand the research and its results:


Fu, L. Y., Zook, K., Spoehr-Labutta, Z., Hu, P., & Joseph, J. G. (2015). Search Engine Ranking, Quality, and Content of Web Pages That Are Critical Versus Noncritical of Human Papillomavirus VaccineJournal of Adolescent Health.


Image citation: MoneyBlogNewz (2010).  Google Main Search [online image].  Retrieved from:  Creative Commons License.

healthiqDo you know the minimum SPF needed to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays? Or how many seconds you should wash your hands to kill germs? The CDC has a new game app that lets you test your knowledge and play at easy, medium, or advanced.  Download CDC Health IQ (for free) to play!


In addition to the gameshow-style CDC Health IQ, the CDC offers several apps for healthcare professionals.
  • CDC STD Tx Guide 2015 - 2015 information on the identification and treatment of STDs
  • CDC Vaccine Schedules - CDC and ACIP-recommended immunization schedules.
  • CDC Influenza - CDC’s latest recommendations and influenza activity updates.
  • CDC Blast Injury - Content for prehospital and hospital healthcare providers.
  • Contraception - Recommendations for the use of specific contraceptive methods by women and men who have certain characteristics or medical conditions.
  • WISQARS Mobile -  Interactive database that provides customized reports of injury-related data.
  • Tickborne Diseases - Quick reference guide on diagnosing and treating tickborne diseases including local prevalence and photos of ticks.

GW is committed to digital accessibility. If you experience a barrier that affects your ability to access content on this page, let us know via the Accessibility Feedback Form.