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As Himmelfarb Library begins the transition into Our New Normal, you may have questions about where to access certain services and resources we provide. Here’s a guide on what you’ll find available online and in-person.

Online

All of our e-journals, e-databases, and e-books remain available online. We also provide our Documents2Go service entirely online, where you can request articles unavailable in our collection.

We offer instructions on downloading and installing our mobile apps to your device.

There is a host of information available on our Research Guides, everything from question banks to anatomy images, and much more!

Himmelfarb’s Reference team is also available online. Our chat service is monitored by reference staff 8:30AM-8PM EST Monday through Thursday and 8:30AM-5PM EST Friday. Have a question a little too involved for chat? We can also schedule individual meetings with a reference librarian via WebEx. Email us at himmelfarb@gwu.edu to start the process!

In-Person

In addition to our print collection available in our book stacks, you can also find our multimedia collection, audiovisual collection, and software resources on the third floor, in the Bloedorn Technology Center.

Our special collections, the Humanities & Health collection, Historical collection, and Healthy Living collection, are all accessible in-person.

Some of our older journals are kept in on-site storage as bound volumes. You can request a specific volume for perusal by following the instructions on our Borrowing and Requesting page.

Anatomy models are available in various places throughout the library. Our skeletal models and bone boxes are up on the third floor. Heart and brain models can be checked out at the Circulation desk.

If you have any questions about access as we move forward with Our New Normal, reach out to us at himmelfarb@gwu.edu or call the Circulation Desk at 202-994-2962.

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The new PubMed is here! Himmelfarb previously announced a transition from PubMed’s old interface to their newer, more modern interface. As of May 18th, the NLM will fully transition to the new PubMed interface with a host of new features, available on mobile and desktop devices alike.

The new PubMed interface includes quality of life updates, like abstract excerpts available in the results list and updates to the interface to make the site more navigable, and as well as significant behind-the-scenes updates, including the algorithm that produces the new Best Match sort order. Additionally, your My NCBI saved searches and collections will continue to work with the new PubMed, so no starting over from scratch!

When accessing the new PubMed, be sure to go through the link on Himmelfarb’s home page, in the “Popular Resources” box, to ensure Himmelfarb’s full-text links and other customizations load. The new PubMed also offers full integration with our LibKey Nomad browser plugin (available on Google Chrome), which enhances  full-text linking by directly loading a PDF if one is available!

The NLM has a number of resources to help you familiarize yourself with the new PubMed interface. Their New PubMed Transition FAQ broadly covers the changes and updates made. The New PubMed Trainer’s Toolkit consists of short videos (1-4 minutes each), slides, handouts, and webinars that can be embedded in Blackboard courses. For those of you looking for a deeper dive into the new PubMed, the webinar series How PubMed Works does a deep dive into what PubMed is and how it functions. The PubMed User Guide is also readily available, with an in-depth coverage of frequently asked questions and instructions on how to use the various features the new PubMed offers.

Of course, we here at Himmelfarb are also available as a resource. We’ve been familiarizing ourselves with the new interface, and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the new PubMed. Email us at himmelfarb@gwu.edu, or chat with us via our Ask A Librarian instant messaging service.

Lexicomp drug databaseLexicomp is a comprehensive clinical drug information app including Lexi-Drugs, a drug interaction tool, and an extensive library of clinical calculators.  Lexicomp is available both via web access and as an app that you can install on your phone, iPad or other handheld device.

The Lexicomp is free and Himmelfarb Library’s subscription allows you to install Lexicomp‘s high-quality drug information to your phone, iPad, or other handheld device.

App Instructions

  1. Access Lexi-Comp then click on Mobile Access Codes.
  2. Select your platform (iPhone/iPad or Android) and if you are a new or existing customer, then copy the authorization code provided.
  3. Renewals: access  http://www.lexi.com/account/code and login with your Lexicomp login/password.  New users: Create a personal Lexicomp account then login to your Lexicomp account.
  4. In the Subscriptions section, locate Add a Subscription by Code, then paste the authorization code.
  5. You will receive an email with a 5-character PIN at your registered email address; enter the PIN into the Verify PIN field then click Verify.
  6. Click Finish
  7. On your phone/iPad/handheld, open the Lexicomp app and select Update.

You can find additional clinical apps on Himmelfarb Library’s App Shelf. Please contact Laura Abate (leabate@gwu.edu) with questions.

Have you noticed the new microphone icon in the search bar of Health Information @ Himmelfarb?

The microphone appears on most search pages; clicking the microphone enables a voice search feature.

Now speak your search terms and Health Information @ Himmelfarb will display your terms and retrieve matches. A red button in the open window tab indicates the microphone is active and listening. If no audio is detected, the system will prompt for input twice before exiting voice mode.

At this time voice search is only available on Chrome desktop, Android, and Samsung browsers. It will roll out for other browsers as they support Web Speech API.

Health Information @ Himmelfarb has also launched several changes for mobile device searching. 

There is a new funnel icon for Refine Results functions (circled in red above).  When you click the funnel icon for Refine Results all of the options display and multiple can be selected at once.

 

 

When you open an item in results, all of the Send to options are now displayed in a block together, as shown to left.

 

 

The ellipsis icon (circled in red below) now leads to Library Account, Advanced search, and other search options. 

You can also access Sign In here for requesting options, including Consortium Loan Service and Documents2Go.

We hope these new features improve your search experience on Health Information @ Himmelfarb. If you have questions about the service or need assistance with it, open a chat session with the Ask Us tab while searching or contact the Himmelfarb Information Desk at 4-2850 or himmelfarb@gwu.edu.

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APA Citation Style 7th Edition has now been added to RefWorks! If you use RefWorks to manage your references and create citations, you’ll be able to generate bibliographies that adhere to the recent update.

In order to access 7th Edition in RefWorks Classic, you need to add it to your list of Output Styles:

  1. Select the Bibliography menu then choose Manage Output Styles.
  2. Search for APA in the list of styles, select 7th Edition and click on the green arrow in the middle to add it to your list of favorites.
  3. Click on the X in the upper right corner when you’ve finished making changes.

To use APA 7th edition, in the newer ProQuest RefWorks:

  1. Select Create Bibliography, then search APA and select the 7th
  2. When you use the Create Bibliography function, APA 7th should appear in your “Most Recent Styles” list without having to search for it again.

You can find more information about either version of RefWorks on our RefWorks Classic Research Guide and our ProQuest RefWorks Research Guide.

If you have any questions about APA 7th Edition or RefWorks, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Reference and Instructional staff. You can reach them at himmelfarb@gwu.edu, or 202-994-2850.

DynaMed, Lexicomp and Epocrates app iconsHimmelfarb Library provides clinical apps for free download!  DynaMed, Lexicomp and Epocrates Plus (premium) provide clinical information including up to the minute disease and drug information.  All three apps provide access to information whether or not you have WiFi or data access at your point of need.

For each app, download the free app from the iTunes store or Google Play, and then follow the instructions on Himmelfarb Library's App Shelf in order to connect your app to Himmelfarb's subscription.

If you prefer not to install the app, you can access these resources via 24/7 web access from Himmelfarb Library's webpage.  DynaMed and Epocrates Plus are mobile-optimized so will display well whether you're accessing these information tools on your cell phone, a tablet, or computer.

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Abate (leabate@gwu.edu).

Lexicomp

Lexicomp is a comprehensive clinical drug information app including Lexi-Drugs, a drug interaction tool, and an extensive library of clinical calculators.  Lexicomp is available both via web access and as an app that you can install on your phone, iPad or other handheld device.

The Lexicomp app is free and Himmelfarb Library’s subscription allows you to install Lexicomp‘s high-quality drug information to your phone, iPad, or other handheld device.

App Instructions

  1. Access Lexi-Comp then select the link in the right-hand menu for "Mobile App Access."
  2. Select your platform and if you are a new or existing customer and copy the authorization code provided.

Renewals

  1. Access  http://www.lexi.com/account/code and login with your Lexicomp login/password.
  2. In the Subscriptions section, locate Add a Subscription by Code, then paste the authorization code.
  3. You will receive an email with a 5-character PIN at your registered email address; enter the PIN into the Verify PIN field then click Verify.
  4. Click Finish
  5. On your phone/iPad/handheld, open the Lexicomp app and select ‘Update’.

Lexicomp New Users

  1. Access Lexi-Comp and select the right-hand menu for Mobile App Access.
  2. Create a personal Lexicomp account then login to your Lexicomp account.
  3. Under Add a Subscription by Code, paste the authorization code.
  4. You will receive an email with a 5-character PIN at your registered email address; enter the PIN into the Verify PIN field then click Verify.
  5. Click Finish
  6. On your phone/iPad/handheld, open Lexicomp and login with your Lexicomp login/password; Lexicomp content will automatically load to your iPad.

You can find additional clinical apps on Himmelfarb Library’s App Shelf. Please contact Laura Abate (leabate@gwu.edu) with questions.

visiblebodyWant to study heart and lung anatomy?  Other aspects of human anatomy? Do you want an interactive anatomy atlas on your iPad?  Himmelfarb has the Visible Body Anatomy Atlas for you!

Visible Body Human Anatomy Atlas provides a new way to study and explore anatomy. This online anatomy atlas allows you to view specific structures and layers from head to toe, rotate anatomical models, and explore systemic and regional anatomy.

Visible Body Human Anatomy Atlas includes 5,000+ medically accurate anatomical structures and was developed by medically trained illustrators and reviewed by anatomists. This atlas allows you to explore human anatomy via multiple approaches: systemic anatomy, regional anatomy, cross sections, senses, and muscle actions.

To install, download the app from an on-campus location (or from off-campus while you have Cisco AnyConnect turned ‘on’).  To maintain access to the app,  open your Visible Body app while on-campus or  while off-campus and connected via Cisco AnyConnect at least every 150 days.

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 (leabate@gwu.edu).

visiblebodyWant to study heart and lung anatomy?  Do you want an interactive anatomy atlas on your iPad?  Himmelfarb has the Visible Body Anatomy Atlas for you!

Visible Body Human Anatomy Atlas provides a new way to study and explore anatomy. This online anatomy atlas allows you to view specific structures and layers from head to toe, rotate anatomical models, and explore systemic and regional anatomy.

Visible Body Human Anatomy Atlas includes 5,000+ medically accurate anatomical structures and was developed by medically trained illustrators and reviewed by anatomists. This atlas allows you to explore human anatomy via multiple approaches: systemic anatomy, regional anatomy, cross sections, senses, and muscle actions.

To install, download the app from an on-campus location (or from off-campus while you have Cisco AnyConnect turned 'on').  To maintain access to the app,  open your Visible Body app while on-campus or  while off-campus and connected via Cisco AnyConnect at least every 150 days.

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