PubMed Linking: Changes

pubmedlinksChanges are coming soon to the PubMed full-text links to Himmelfarb’s collection.  Beginning on June 10:

  1. Find It @ Himmelfarb links have been upgraded to default to PDF article delivery, if available.  
  2. Find It @ Himmelfarb links will connect users to full-text articles and to Documents2Go (interlibrary loan and document delivery).
  3. Full-Text @ Himmelfarb links will no longer be available.


Find It @ Himmelfarb links display on each item in PubMed and can be used to access full-text articles. Courtesy of a new integration provided by Himmelfarb’s Browzine implementation, Find It @ Himmelfarb links will first check for an available PDF; if a PDF is available, it will be delivered to the user immediately. If a PDF isn’t immediately available, Find It @ Himmelfarb links will provide options for full-text access, or have the ability to request the article via the Documents2Go system in cases where the article isn’t available from Himmelfarb.  


Full-Text @ Himmelfarb links are being retired for several reasons. Most importantly, the National Library of Medicine is discontinuing this service later this year. In addition, this linking system is incompatible with Himmelfarb’s new library systems, launched in conjunction with the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) last summer, so the collection data which provides these links is increasingly dated.


You can test the changes to the Find It @ Himmelfarb links now via PubMed. If you’d like to test how linking will display and function beginning on June 10, clear your browser’s history and cookies, then access PubMed via this link.


If you have questions about these changes, please contact Laura Abate (

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Healthy Living: Butterflies, Jazz & BBQ

JuneDCHealthy Living @ Himmelfarb’s June calendar of events is out to guide you to events in DC to help you explore, relax, and exercise!  This month’s events include the National Museum of Natural History’s Butterfly Pavillion, the Phillips Collections Jazz ‘N Families Fun Days, the Giant National Capital BBQ Battle – and more!  Take a study break and explore DC via the June Events calendar!

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Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons

openingdoorsHimmelfarb Library is hosting Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons through June 10.  The exhibit is open during the library’s regular hours and is located on the 1st floor.  You can also participate in the exhibit’s scavenger hunt; a $75 Amazon gift card will be awarded each Friday.
African Americans have always practiced medicine, whether as physicians, healers, midwives, or “root doctors.” The journey of the African American physician from pre-Civil War to modern day America has been a challenging one. Early black pioneer physicians not only became skilled practitioners, they became trailblazers and educators paving the way for future physicians, surgeons, and nurses, and opening doors to better health care for the African American community.
Opening Doors highlights four contemporary African American surgeons and educators who exemplify excellence in their fields and believe in continuing the journey of excellence through the education and mentoring of young African Americans pursuing medical careers.
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May Calendar: Chocolate, Music, Yoga and more!

Explore DC in May via Healthy Living @ Himmelfarb’s DC Events Guide!  As the weather gets warmer, check out the DC Chocolate Festival or listen to free shows at Gypsy Sally’s Vinyl Lounge!   Azaleas will be in full bloom over Mother’s Day Weekend at the National Arboretum which is offering a hike mixed with yoga.  Finally, toward the end of the month, check out some of DC’s Memorial Day activities including a choral festival, parade, and variety show!


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Study Snacks @ Himmelfarb

biggeorgeFree study snacks will be available in Himmelfarb Library on Wednesday, May 1 from 5 – 6 p.m. (while supplies last) courtesy of the Graduate, Distance, and Professional Student Experience in GW’s Center for Student Engagement.

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Himmelfarb Presents: 3D Printing

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Tableau: (Free) Data Visualization Tool

The Health Risk of Where You LiveBored of the default graphing options on Microsoft Excel? Want to take your data visualizations to the next level?

Tableau is a software program which allows users to create stunning
visualizations of their data. Users can import data in a number of formats (an Excel spreadsheet, for example) and Tableau will help them create graphs and charts that go beyond what they can do in programs like Excel.

There is a free version of the program called Tableau Public if you’re interested in downloading this and giving it a try. For those who work in SMHS, the folks at CASS (Computer and Applications Support Services) recently added Tableau Public to the software center to make it available for you to download on your work computer.

Be sure to explore Tableau Public’s gallery of examples including The Health Risk of Where You Live, Ohio, 2017 by Joshua Smith.

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