How to write a successful article abstract?

scholarly_bannerA well-organized abstract is key to getting your paper accepted for publication.  Attend this session of Himmelfarb Library‘s series Updates in Scholarly Communication: Publishing, Impact, and Visibility.  During the session, panel participants will share strategies and tips for writing an abstract that will increase your chances of getting accepted to a top-quality journal or conference.

Date:  Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Time:  4:30pm – 6:00pm
Location:  Ross Hall, Lobby C
Categories:  Updates in Scholarly Communications: Publishing, Impact, and Visibility

Please register and attend!

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Promote and archive your Research Day poster!

gwresearchdaysYou put all that hard work into preparing and presenting your poster at Research Days….don’t let it sit in a closet! Archive a digital copy in  Himmelfarb Library’s Health Sciences Research Commons and make it available to the  global community of scholars.

Including your work in the Health Sciences Research Commons has several advantages for you:

  • Your poster will have a unique URL which you can use to promote your research and include in your CV.  This URL will remain active even after you graduate from GW.
  • Your work will be more ‘findable’ and other researchers will be able to identify your research from Google Scholar.  For authors who originally indicated ‘Yes’ to archiving on the Research Days abstract submission form, this is already true.
 
Adding your poster to the Health Sciences Research Commons is easy. Just follow these steps:
  • Fill out the Author Agreement form with the required information.
  • Email the completed Author Agreement form and a copy of your Research Days poster to: hsrc@gwu.edu
  • You will your unique URL which links directly to your poster.  You can Tweet, Facebook, and share the new URL with your colleagues, family, and friends!

Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have any questions or concerns. We can be reached  at hsrc@gwu.edu or 202-994-8357.

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Lexicomp app – renew or download!

Lexicomp appIt’s time to renew (or install) your Lexicomp app!

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.

Lexicomp App Renewals

  1. Access Lexicompand click on the link on the right-hand menu for ‘Mobile App Access.’
  2. Select your platform (e.g. iOS or Android) and new or existing account, then make a note of the authorization code provided.
  3. Access  http://www.lexi.com/account/codeand login with your Lexicomp login/password.
  4. In the Subscriptions section, locate Add a Subscription by Code and enter the authorization code.
  5. On your phone/iPad/handheld, open the Lexicompapp and select ‘Update’.

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

 

New Lexicomp App Users

  1. Access Lexicompand click on the link on the right-hand menu for ‘Mobile App Access.’
  2. Select your platform (e.g. iOS or Android) and new or existing account, then make a note of the authorization code provided.
  3. Access  http://www.lexi.com/account/codeand create an account.
  4. In the Subscriptions section, locate Add a Subscription by Code and enter the authorization code.
  5. Download the free Lexicompapp, then login to the app using your  Lexicomp login/password.

 

 

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Predatory Publishing: What You Don’t Know, Can Hurt You!

scholarly_bannerPredatory publishing is a growing problem for faculty, researchers, and librarians.

Predatory publishers may appear legitimate at first glance, promising quick peer review and name recognition, but in fact have little or no editorial control or peer review, and ultimately, no benefit for you as a researcher. This informational session will discuss techniques that predatory publishers use to target faculty and students looking to get published, and what you can do if you are solicited by a questionable publisher.

What: Predatory Publishing: What You Don’t Know, Can Hurt You!
Date: 03/29/2017
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Location: Ross Hall, Lobby C
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NIH Public Access Policy: What You Need to Know

scholarly_bannerHimmelfarb Library’s spring series, Updates in Scholarly Communications: Publishing, Impact, and Visibility, will sponsor a session on the NIH Public Access policy.

Compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy: What You Need to Know is essential viewing for recipients of federal research grants from the NIH. Dr. Bart Trawick will provide:

  • Overview of the NIH Public Access Policy
  • Pathways to compliance that researcher/authors who receive NIH grants can follow
  • How to use the SciENcv tool to prepare a BioSketch for NIH grant reviewers followed by an opportunity for attendees to create a sample biosketch.

 

What: Compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy: What You Need to Know
Date: 03/22/2017
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location: Ross Hall, Room 227
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Research Day posters – now even better!

gwresearchdaysHow to Present Your Poster and Wow the Judges!

On Wednesday, March 22 from 12 noon to 1 p.m., you can get feedback from experienced faculty on your Research Day poster and presentation.  In this session, you will learn what are judges are looking for when reviewing poster presentations, and techniques to impress the judges and succinctly convey your research posters’ main concepts and data.

Date: 03/22/2017
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Ross Hall, Room 529 & online via WebEx
[Register]

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Library hours – Tues March 14

IMG_0712Himmelfarb Library will close at midnight on Tuesday, March 14 due to inclement weather.

Himmelfarb Library is open for a study hall until noon today. The library’s front desk will be staffed from noon to midnight. Reference is offering chat services from 8:30-5. The library will CLOSE at midnight and return to normal hours Wednesday morning at 7:30.

 

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