New @ Himmelfarb: Healthy Living Collection

mindset-743161_1920A Healthy Living Collection is now available at Himmelfarb Library.

Himmelfarb’s newest collection of books is located on the first floor near the main sitting area and includes books on:
  • Cooking and nutrition: The 5-Ingredient College Cookbook, Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life, etc.
  • Stress reduction: The Relaxation Response, Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, etc.
  • Home organization: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, The Little Book of Hygge, etc.
  • Alternative medicine (Integrative Medicine, Manifesto for a New Medicine, etc.)
You can find a complete information on these books via the Library Catalog, as well as on Himmelfarb’s Wellness page which also provides information about wellness apps for physical activity and mindful movement, medication, healthy eating, financial literacy and debt management, and biofeedback.
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Get creative with the curriculum

creativity-402828_960_720A new article by Himmelfarb Librarians Tom Harrod and Alexandra Gomes describes how they developed FOSCE sessions for medical students as part of the revised medical school curriculum.

The article was just published in Medical Reference Services Quarterly and describes the evolution of this project – from it’s basis in instruction in the old curriculum through the process of developing and implementing the instruction.

Read the full article:
Tom P. Harrod & Alexandra W. Gomes (2017) Creative Curriculum:The Experience of Writing and Teaching Formative Objective Structured ClinicalExaminations (FOSCEs), Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 36:2, 111-119, DOI: 10.1080/02763869.2017.1293968
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Stressed? Visit the Buff & Blue Relaxation Zone

stressreliefStressed out?  Exams coming up?

Stop by the Buff & Blue Relaxation Zone at Himmelfarb Library next week to de-stress via  (de-)stress balls, coloring handouts/crayons, silly putty, and nutritious snacks.  This event is sponsored by the GW Colonial Health Center.


Event: Buff & Blue Relaxation Zone
Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time: 12pm-1:30pm.
Sponsored by: GW Colonial Health Center

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NEW! Scopus Links to Datasets!

Need datasets?  Scopus now provides dataset links in its articles.  By opening the Scopus Document details page, you can find links to relevant datasets to the right of the article information under a sidebar called “Related Research Data” when available on the external data repository.


More data sources can be found by searching our Research Guides!

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Food for Fines!

Have library fines?  Participate in our Food for Fines Drive!


Until May 12th, for every non-perishable item you bring to the Circulation Desk, you can clear a dollar off your fines!  All items will be donated to Bread for the City, a non-profit that provides food for the homeless in Washington, D.C.

Clear out your pantry, settle up your fines, and help people in need!

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Free Snacks @ Himmelfarb Library

Free Snacks Promo - Grad Students (1)

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FirstConsult app replaced by ClinicalKey app

cknew2The FirstConsult app has been discontinued by the vendor and has been replaced by the ClinicalKey app.  Users should delete the FirstConsult app from their devices and install the ClinicalKey app.
The ClinicalKey app offers users access to full-text books and journal articles as well as FirstConsult.  Unlike the FirstConsult app, the ClinicalKey app will not install a full-text library on your device but will instead provide app access to ClinicalKey.  The ClinicalKey app requires wifi/data access in order to function.
To install the ClinicalKey app
  1. Access ClinicalKey and create personal login/password (note: if you already have a personal ClinicalKey login/password, you can use that account information).
  2. Download the free ClinicalKey app from the App Shelf, Google Play, or the GW SMHS Self-Service area on your iPad.
  3. On your phone or iPad, access the ClinicalKey app then login with your ClinicalKey login/password.  Note: you will need to access the web version of ClinicalKey and login to your personal ClinicalKey account once every 90 days in order to maintain your access to your ClinicalKey app.
If you have any questions, please contact Laura Abate (
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