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Water services to Ross Hall, including Himmelfarb Library, will be turned off on Friday, August 31 from 8pm to Saturday, September 1 at 10am. The Library will remain open during this outage but students will need to plan accordingly to use facilities in other campus buildings. For additional Ross Hall construction updates, go to

Many thanks to all the students who participated in Himmelfarb Library's Public health library orientation on Monday 8/20 and for completing the computer survey.

The winner of the $50 Amazon gift certificate (courtesy of MEDLINE from Ovid Technologies) is Rachel Dukes.

Rachel may collect her prize by asking for Paul Levett at the reference desk, please bring your GWorld card or other ID.

Scopus and Science Direct journals will be unavailable on Saturday, August 25, 2012 from 7:30 AM until Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 2:30 AM. These resources will undergo system maintenance and upgrades during that period. Full access will be restored at the conclusion of the maintenance period.

The Himmelfarb Library Annual book Sale will be held on Wednesday, August 22nd and Thursday, August 23rd from 8:30 a.m. to midnight in the 1st floor reference nook. 

Many books are available and Dell computers will also be sold.  On the first day, single books are priced from .50 to several dollars, and the second day all materials are half-price with a 10 item limit per sale.

If you have questions, please contact George Paul at 202-994-3682 or

Many thanks to all the students who participated in the MS1 Treasure Hunt at Himmelfarb Library. We had a great time meeting you and look forward to working with you.  Many thanks also to all of the vendors who generously provided the door prizes.

Winning students can claim their prizes in Elaine Sullo’s office. Please stop by the Reference Desk and ask for her.

$100 Best Buy gift card (courtesy of MDConsult/FirstConsult)

  • Menglu Li

Gift Basket (courtesy of Whole Foods in Foggy Bottom)

  • Thomas Harrigan
  • Nikki Duong

$50 Amazon gift certificate (courtesy of MEDLINE from Ovid Technologies)

  • Erica Orsini

$25 gift card to Burger, Tap & Shake (courtesy of Burger, Tap & Shake)

  • Taylor Mann
  • Sidak Pannu

$25 gift card to Roti (courtesy of Roti)

  • Cody Larsen
  • Poone Shoureshi

Two dozen cupcakes (courtesy of Sprinkles)

  • Madden Rowell

General admission pass for two to the Newseum (courtesy of the Newseum)

  • Meina Michael
  • Omer Yousuf

General admission pass for four to Madame Tussauds (courtesy of Madame Tussauds)

  • David Yoo

General admission pass for two to the National Museum of Crime & Punishment (courtesy of the National Museum of Crime & Punishment)

  • Bradley Fox
  • Michael Shu

$10 gift card to Devon & Blakely (courtesy of Devon & Blakely)

  • Monica Salama
  • Courtney S. White

$5 gift card to Starbucks (courtesy of McGraw Hill /AccessMedicine and GW Hospital Starbucks)

  • Meredith Pasmantier Kim
  • Nathan Mills
  • Akshita Mehta
  • Pooja Mahadeshwar
  • Eric Strong
  • David Samuel
  • Michelle McFarlane
  • Annie Allen
  • Stephanie Spivack
  • Brittany Oliver
  • Paul Kline   

Flash memory stick (courtesy of McGraw Hill /AccessMedicine)

  • Elana Neshkes
  • Kendall Stone
  • Crystal Romero
  • Neil Dubey
  • Lindsay Marszal

 Netter’s playing cards (courtesy of MDConsult/FirstConsult)

  • Alice Lee
  • Guneet Sodhi

Goody bags with notepads, pens, highlighters (courtesy of McGraw Hill /AccessMedicine)

  •  Min Kim
  • Kelly King
  • Shelley Gertner
  • Najeff Waseem
  • Divya Venkat
  • Ai-Shan Tang
  • Omar Dughly
  • Mac Rose Gillespie
  • Nancy Lee
  • Janine Rotsides
  • Meaghan MacLean
  • Jenna Wade
  • Andrew Nance
  • Jordan Hire
  • Nick Spinozza
  • Matt Stib
  • Sarah Himmelfarb
  • Zakaria Agel
  • Neil Okey
  • Harrison Lobdell


If you like the convenience and ease of searching Google and Google Scholar, but are concerned about the quality and availability of results retrieved, Himmelfarb Library may have a solution. Health Information @ Himmelfarb is a new search tool that replaced the multidatabase search this summer. You can use Health Information @ Himmelfarb to enter keyword searches and retrieve health sciences-focused content that is in Himmelfarb's collections. This includes full-text access to many of Himmelfarb's electronic resources, and records from the Library Catalog to locate print and multi-media resources.

Health Information @ Himmelfarb will be available as a pilot project throughout the upcoming academic year and we will be evaluating and fine-tuning it as the year progresses. Visit the Health Information @ Himmelfarb FAQ for more information and use the feedback form to share your comments or get answers to questions.


It is now easier to install DynaMed on multiple mobile devices.  DynaMed is installed after first creating a free Skyscape account. Skyscape now supports the installation of DynaMed on up to up to five devices of the same operating system. For example, if you have registered DynaMed on your iPhone, you can install it to your iPad using the same serial number. When you install Skyscape/DynaMed on the iPad, all of the resources that were registered to your iPhone are automatically installed. This also applies to the Android and BlackBerry platforms.

The maintenance of switching/adding devices is handled through Skyscape's My Account webpage. If you want to have the product installed on a sixth device, you will need to deactivate the subscription from one of the other five devices. You are able to do this from the My Account page.

DynaMed provides rapidly updated, evidence-based, clinically-oriented disease and drug information for health care professionals. If you need a serial number in order to install DynaMed on your mobile device, please send an email to Himmelfarb Library at

Due to construction related to the CO6 Project and updates to Library facilities, effective July 1st and running through August 3rd, 2012, the Himmelfarb Library will be open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am until 11:00 pm. The library will return to normal operating hours on August 4.

Please know that there may be some continued construction noise -- earplugs are always available at the Circulation Desk.  The Library's B1 level will remain closed until August 16. Staff will be available to pull books from the B1 level during all hours that the Library is open. To help users during this time, Hospital rooms 6106, 6108, and 6111 have been reserved for quiet study on Saturdays and Sundays through August 26th. All electronic resources will remain available during reduced hours and closures. Please e-mail the Library at with any questions. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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