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Are you are currently writing a class paper, working on your CE or writing an article for publication and need help?  Beginning Sunday, September 18 The GW Writing Center @ Himmelfarb will be available each Sunday from 5pm-9pm.  We are pleased to have Ally continue as our Himmelfarb Writing Center tutor.  The service is FREE to all students, faculty and staff.

You can drop-in or make an appointment today!!
  • On-Campus Students: Ally is our dedicated health sciences writing tutor who is available to meet on Sundays at Himmelfarb Library.
    • Appointment: To schedule an appointment go to the scheduling software and look for Ally's name dates/time.
  • Distance Learning: Schedule your appointment through the online system ( and send your paper (at least 24 hours in advance) to Include the name of your tutor, time of your session, and number you will be calling from


Come to the Circulation Desk to check one out.  Use it on your own in Himmelfarb or try out our charging station next to the New Books bookshelf on the first floor.  You can lock up your device to charge while you’re off in class, taking a nap, or waiting in line at Starbucks. It’s yours for four hours at a time.


To help kick-off the start of the fall semester, Himmelfarb Library is hosting a Faculty Open House on Tuesday, September 20th, from 3pm-6pm. We look forward to meeting you and sharing the services we provide to support you with your research, your publications as well as your course needs

Celebrating Teaching and Research Faculty Open House

Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Time: 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Himmelfarb Library, first floor


Open House Highlights:

» What is PlumX Analytics? Discover the social media buzz about your articles and find your PlumX ratings/rankings at the Himmelfarb Library Open House!

» Need help linking resources? Come and see how easy it is to create a durable link to an article or e-book chapter

» Explore our multimedia laptops equipment with speciaized software (Nvivo, Camtasia and more!)


Himmelfarb Library’s Annual Book Sale will be held from Tuesday, September 13 through Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 8:30 AM to  12:00 midnight and Friday from 8:30 to 12:00 noon.  The book sale will  occur on the 1st floor of the library in the Reference Nook.  Cash or check only!

protocolsHimmelfarb Library subscribes to three different protocol databases including Brain Research Protocols, JoVE Biology, and Nature Protocols.

Brain Research Protocols, now incorporated into Brain Research, consists of current and updated protocols in a variety of subjects related to brain research including neuromorphology, neuropharmacology, and neurobiology.

JoVE Biology provides video demonstrations of research methods from cell, molecular, and organismal biology. With over 1,700 videos and growing, you can find new applications of standard techniques in JoVE Biology.

Nature Protocols provides fully searchable, peer-reviewed laboratory protocols in "recipe style," step-by-step procedures that can be easily applied to your own research in the lab. Covering a wide range of biological and biomedical fields, Nature Protocols focuses on providing practical information not typically found in original primary research papers. Protocols are added weekly.

Questions?   Please contact Ruth Bueter at or 202-994-9756.

droidrepairThe Himmelfarb Library Catalog will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 10am-noon.  Online catalog account services including self-renewal will also be unavailable and circulation desk staff may not be able to place holds on materials or take fine payments during downtime.

For assistance locating library materials on the 13th, please contact the Himmelfarb Library Reference Desk at 202-994-2850.  Electronic resources will be accessible using the e-Journals and e-Books links from the library web page.  Users can also continue to search catalog records in Health Information @ Himmelfarb during downtime but will not see current location and status information for print items.

We apologize in advance for any inconvenience the downtime may cause.



Image: Brian. (2015) Star Wars Celebration 2015.  Available at:

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