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policymapPolicyMap is now available via Himmelarb Library!
PolicyMap allows users to create maps by combing access to a data library with mapping and reporting tools.  PolicyMap provides access to more that 150 data sources and also allows users to upload their own data.  Users can then create maps, generate reports, and run analytics.
To learn more about PolicyMap, you can look at PolicyMap YouTube Channel or check out tutorials including:
  • Maps: easily display data using different geographic parameters
  • Tables: View data as a bar graph or chart to compare multiple geographies
  • Reports: Run reports for predefined geographic areas or create a custom area
  • 3-Layer maps: Find areas that meet up to three criteria for site selection or to locate hot spots
  • Data loader: updaload your own address-level data
  • Data download: download PolicyMap data for use in your research
PolicyMap is available from on- and off-campus locations.  Off-campus users can access PolicyMap via either VPN or web-based login.  If you have questions, please contact Laura Abate (

researchdayvideosWant to learn about projects from GW's Research Days 2018?  Watch the videos!

Each year, GW Research Days provides a showcase for research and scholarship occurring at The George Washington University.  Over two days, faculty and undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students showcase their research and highlight the scope of research occurring at GW.

Himmelfarb Library interviewed eighteen GW Research Days presenters.  Watch the videos to learn more about health sciences research at GW!

Do you feel inspired by Himmelfab's art exhibit and want to create your own masterpiece?  Is the stress of the semester getting the best of you and you'd like a fun way to enjoy your lunch hour?

IMG_3981Come to the Art Therapy session on Friday, April 27 from 12:00-1:00  in the library's first floor alcove and do both!  The GW Art Therapy Center will lead you through a fun silk painting session.  This forgiving medium is prefect for creating abstract designs so don't worry if you don't consider yourself artistic!

The event is free but space is limited so be sure to sign up today!


nejmHimmelfarb Library provides access to the latest clinical information via sources such as DynaMed Plus, ClinicalKey, and Lexicomp which complement our extensive journal collection.   To enhance learning, users can also take advantage of multimedia content designed to help clinicians, residents and students master skills and test knowledge.  Himmelfarb Library's online subscription to the New England Journal of Medicine includes access to:


dmpappDownload the DynaMed Plus app to your phone to have up-to-the-minute access to clinical and drug information.   

DynaMed Plus is available as an app as well as online, featuring both desktop and mobile-optimized interfaces.  
To download the DynaMed Plus app:
  1. Access DynaMed Plus then select the link Get the DynaMed Plus Mobile app and enter your email address
  2. Download the DynaMed Plus app from iTunes or Google Play.
  3. Open the email on your phone/device, then click on the authentication key in the email to install the information in DynaMed Plus.
DynaMed Plus' clinical library gives you access to:
  • Overviews and Recommendations - concise, accurate overviews for the most common conditions as well as evidence-based recommendations for action.
  • Daily Updates – New evidence is added to DynaMed Plus multiple times each day, ensuring you always have the most current information.
  • Specialty Content – robust coverage of specialty content including critical care, infectious disease, cardiology, oncology and emergency medicine.
  • Micromedex® Clinical Knowledge Suite drug content includes medication management and lab recommendations, including IV screening, medication advisory screening and summary drug information.
  • Graphics and Images comprise more than 4,700 medical graphics and images with over 1000 images from the American College of Physicians.
If you have any questions about DynaMed Plus or the app installation, please contact Laura Abate (

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