Virginia Science & Technology Campus Library

Virginia Science & Technology Campus Library

Welcome! The Virginia Campus Library is located in Northern Virginia providing services to The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus.

Operating as usual

05/28/2022

VSTC Library seating areas will be open to users who have GWorld cards enabled for campus access and need to work independently throughout the Memorial Day holiday. Our service desk staffing will resume on June 1st at 9:30am.

05/27/2022

A theoretical nursing class assignment might require a number of research articles written by nurses. Here's how to start:

1. First, always start your research using the library's website, so you can be recognized as a GW user with access to our online journal subscriptions. For the School of Nursing, begin at himmelfarb.gwu.edu

2. Under "Popular Resources" or "All Databases," we recommend using CINAHL (a specialized database for topics in nursing).

3. You will be taken to an advanced search screen. Scroll down to see many advanced limiting options. You may want to check the box to limit to Full Text (what's available as immediate PDF download), if your assignment is due soon.

4. Further down, you will see two author checkbox options -- these will let you find articles where the first (primary) author is a nurse, or where any co-author is a nurse.

5. After selecting your preferences, start searching. Be aware that "Select a Field" is a lengthy dropdown menu (search for keywords in the title, abstract, subject heading, etc.). You may need to try several combinations of terms and fields to find relevant articles.

New Bates Physical Exam Videos Available! – Himmelfarb Library News 05/06/2022

New Bates Physical Exam Videos Available! – Himmelfarb Library News

Nursing students, take note of the Bates' Physical Exam videos, now available to you via GW's Himmelfarb Library resources!

New Bates Physical Exam Videos Available! – Himmelfarb Library News New Bates Physical Exam Videos Available! Author jltPublished on May 6, 2022May 4, 2022Leave a comment on New Bates Physical Exam Videos Available! Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking is the premier textbook for instruction on physical exam, patient history taking, and assessme...

04/23/2022

If you plan to work in the library this Sunday (April 24), we anticipate wireless service interruptions on campus.

VSTC Wireless Service Maintenance
04/24/2022 7:00AM - 3:00PM EDT

GW IT has scheduled wireless network maintenance on the Virginia Campus on Sunday April 24th from 7:00AM until 3:00 PM.
Members of the GW community may experience intermittent access to wireless Internet during the maintenance window.
If you are connected to wireless Internet during the maintenance window, you may be disconnected.

Please check back at status.gwu.edu for further updates.

04/11/2022

Masking in the library and study rooms will again be required for everyone starting Tuesday, April 12th, in accordance with today's University update:

"The George Washington University will reinstate its indoor mask requirement for all university-owned and -operated facilities beginning Tuesday, April 12, 2022. This requirement will extend through the remainder of the spring semester, exam period and Commencement. Masks must be worn at all times indoors unless you are actively eating or drinking or are in a private office or residence hall room."

03/07/2022

Study groups are welcome in the library, but remember to keep your voices and audio low. Individuals prepping for exams need to share space with you. Please be courteous to them, especially evenings and weekends!

Loud groups will get a warning; if the disruption continues, staff or Security will help your group find an alternate place to meet.

02/16/2022

New books are available today for checkout:

Handbook of Nursing Diagnosis, 16th ed.
Introductory Maternity & Pediatric Nursing, 5th ed.
Timby's Introductory Medical-Surgical Nursing, 13th ed.

Find these and other recent titles on our New Books display.

02/11/2022

A-Z Databases

Based on positive feedback, the GW Libraries have purchased access to Ancestry (Library Edition). You can easily find it for your family history and scholarly needs using our A-Z list of databases.

A-Z Databases

01/27/2022

Effective on Monday, Jan. 31 (after 9:30am) the VSTC Library will resume allowing groups to sit together at library study tables and in study rooms.

Eligible library users must have GWorld card access enabled (in compliance with GW COVID-19 testing requirements) to enter and must remain properly masked-- over the mouth and nose-- at all times. No food is allowed. Rules will be enforced to ensure a continued safe and equitable environment for all.

01/20/2022

Update: work is complete for today, 1/20. We expect some additional light bulb replacement work tomorrow (1/21) in the main area of the library, time unknown as of yet.

1/20/22: Work is currently underway in the library to upgrade our wireless access points. Connectivity may be unstable onsite until the work is complete, and there will be some noise disruptions--students may want to consider an alternate place to work until later this afternoon.

01/20/2022

Several new books just arrived. You can find these titles on the library's New Books shelf, available for regular checkout.

Brunner & Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, 15th ed.

Nursing Research: Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice, 10th ed.

Prioritization, Delegation, and Assignment: Practice Exercises for the NCLEX-RN Examination, 5th ed.

01/14/2022

The VSTC Library front desk will be closed for business on Mon., 1/17 (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day). Staff will not be onsite for assistance; library study space will remain open by GWorld tap to our eligible GW students.

Please stay attentive to the expected winter weather this Sunday into Monday. Use caution if traveling to campus or anywhere else!

Events | GW Libraries 01/13/2022

Events | GW Libraries

The GW Libraries are hosting numerous workshops throughout the term, from study skills to software to coding and working with data, and much more! The majority of events will be held online.

Browse and register for sessions at https://library.gwu.edu/events

Events | GW Libraries Navigate Gelman Library with floor maps, descriptions of individual and group study spaces, and instructions for reserving group study rooms

01/06/2022

Welcome to our incoming GW SON students who are onsite today!

For nursing-related library research, SON students should always begin at the Himmelfarb Library's website, which provides curated scholarly medical databases, ebooks and other resources, as well as access to your online library account.
himmelfarb.gwu.edu

VSTC Library | GW Libraries 01/02/2022

VSTC Library | GW Libraries

Due to the impending winter weather, library staff will be working remotely on 1/3. Items returned to our book drops over the break will be checked in as soon as we return to the office on 1/4.

Reminder: the GW Libraries will be closed to in-person use until Monday, January 10. If you need assistance or to arrange a book pickup, please contact our staff.

VSTC Library | GW Libraries Navigate Gelman Library with floor maps, descriptions of individual and group study spaces, and instructions for reserving group study rooms

Public Health Advisory December 2021 | Onward GW: Return to Campus and the Classroom | The George Washington University 12/24/2021

Public Health Advisory December 2021 | Onward GW: Return to Campus and the Classroom | The George Washington University

Updated library closure information:
The latest University public health advisory (12/23) has impacted library hours for the beginning of Spring Term.

The VSTC Library will now be closed Dec. 24th - Jan. 9th with no GWorld tap access. From Jan. 3rd - Jan. 9th, staff-mediated library services will resume on a remote basis (interlibrary loan, book chapter scanning, email assistance, etc.). Book pickups can be arranged by making an appointment online or by contacting our staff directly.

Please refer to Onward GW for the most current information, as University and library policies are subject to changing COVID-19 conditions.

https://onward.gwu.edu/public-health-advisory-december-2021#libraries

Public Health Advisory December 2021 | Onward GW: Return to Campus and the Classroom | The George Washington University GW is making several adjustments to its operations from December 17 - January 17.

12/16/2021

Afternoon noise alert for 12/16/21: campus faculty & staff holiday lunch activity will take place starting around 12:30pm in Enterprise Hall, particulary in the hallway area just outside the library.

Students needing to study or work on final assignments might want to consider an alternate study space for a couple of hours. Our library study rooms might help buffer the noise, for those still wanting to visit.

Ask Us | GW Libraries 12/07/2021

Ask Us | GW Libraries

[Update: systems appear to be stable again, but if you continue having problems, particularly with Nexis Uni, you can check the status of AWS here: https://downdetector.com/status/aws-amazon-web-services/]

A major web outage (AWS) is currently affecting certain library databases and web resources. Please contact Ask Us if you have questions and urgent needs.

Ask Us | GW Libraries Navigate Gelman Library with floor maps, descriptions of individual and group study spaces, and instructions for reserving group study rooms

Creating Interactive Data Visualizations in R with RShiny | GW Libraries 11/09/2021

Creating Interactive Data Visualizations in R with RShiny | GW Libraries

Online workshop: Creating Interactive Data Visualizations in R with RShiny, Friday, Nov. 12 from 10am-noon.

Learn to make interactive, publication-quality web-based graphs in R using the RShiny package. Participants will need to install R and the free version of RStudio Desktop prior to the event.
Details and registration information are available in the link.

Creating Interactive Data Visualizations in R with RShiny | GW Libraries Navigate Gelman Library with floor maps, descriptions of individual and group study spaces, and instructions for reserving group study rooms

Students express exhaustion more than a month after GW's reopening 10/18/2021

Students express exhaustion more than a month after GW's reopening

Exhausted students, you are seen.

A reminder: the VSTC Library has a Quiet Space for silent study if you need a place to refocus your energy (it is directly across from the library service desk), in addition to first-come, first serve study rooms for small groups and individuals.

Masks are required. Staff would be happy to watch your belongings if you need to step outside for a quick break...just ask!

Students express exhaustion more than a month after GW's reopening A month after GW's reopening, students said they are stil struggling to cope with busy schedules and classes with heightened academic rigor.

09/03/2021

Students can check the online library catalog for ebook copies of required and recommended textbooks.

SON and other School of Medicine students: Start at himmelfarb.gwu.edu and select Himmelfarb Catalog at the search bar near the top. Results showing "Available Online" in green text have ebook copies; click on the title of the book and scroll down to the links under "Full Text Availability."

Everyone else: Start at library.gwu.edu and select Books & Media at the search bar. Results showing "Available Online" in green text have ebook copies; click on the title of the book and scroll down to the links under "Full Text Availability."

Printing Credits | Colonial Printing | The George Washington University 08/31/2021

Printing Credits | Colonial Printing | The George Washington University

Students: to activate your $30 printing credit to use at any print kiosk on campus, please follow the instructions in the link.
https://printing.gwu.edu/credits

Printing Credits | Colonial Printing | The George Washington University A $30 printing credit is allocated to each enrolled GW student at the beginning of the fall semester! While the credits aren’t intended to cover total printing costs, they ensure you can more affordably print required class materials. Please continue to consider sustainability and print judiciousl...

08/10/2021

From our friends at the GW Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library: learn about systematic review projects from development to manuscript submission in a series of short workshops.

08/09/2021

The GW Libraries website recently got a facelift! See our new look and start your research at library.gwu.edu.

Our staff is happy to help you navigate the changes. For assistance, contact us or stop by the library during business hours.

Albert Bandura, eminent psychologist known for Bobo doll experiment, dies at 95 07/31/2021

Albert Bandura, eminent psychologist known for Bobo doll experiment, dies at 95

Our GSEHD students will likely know Bandura's seminal work, which is well-represented in the GW Libraries' online catalog and in the literature reviews of many a GW dissertation.

Albert Bandura, eminent psychologist known for Bobo doll experiment, dies at 95 The Stanford professor was known to generations of psychology students as the author of the seminal Bobo doll studies on aggression.

07/05/2021

Reminder: the GW Libraries, including the VSTC Library, will be closed Monday, July 5th. Visit library.gwu.edu to access our research databases anytime!

GW Libraries at the George Washington University | GW Libraries 06/16/2021

GW Libraries at the George Washington University | GW Libraries

Juneteenth online discussion with Q&A, Thurs., June 17, 12-2pm. Join guest speakers Bishop Walker and Ryan Brookens for a celebration of Black community and identity. Details and Zoom information are available in the event link.

GW Libraries at the George Washington University | GW Libraries GW Libraries at the George Washington University, including the Gelman Library on the Foggy Bottom Campus, Eckles Library at Mount Vernon Campus, and the Virginia Science and Technology Campus Library

06/10/2021

As of today (June 10th), GW students and employees with GWorld Card building access no longer need to make appointments to use the VSTC and Gelman Libraries. VSTC Library hours are M-F, 9:30am-6:00pm.

We can also welcome back individuals who have been granted confirmation of an early return to campus based on their officially approved vaccination or medical/religious exemption status. A reactivated GWorld Card is required for entry; if your card doesn't work to tap in, we cannot grant you access to the library.

Masks are required, including in the library study rooms.

05/27/2021

libguides.gwu.edu

The GW Libraries catalog (Library Search) will experience a planned outage this weekend, 9pm Sat., 5/29 - 9pm Sun., 5/30.

If you will be doing research this weekend, please visit our guide for workaround information to access our databases, ebooks, and other online resources during the outage.

libguides.gwu.edu

05/26/2021

The VSTC Library will be closed for business and student study space on Memorial Day, Monday 5/31. Plan ahead for any upcoming assignments and research needs!

05/06/2021

Of particular interest to School of Medicine students, the Himmelfarb Library is offering an online workshop about RefWorks on May 21. For details and registration, see their event announcement below.

You can also visit the GW Libraries' RefWorks research guide for more information about using the tool for citation management and bibliography creation.
https://libguides.gwu.edu/c.php?g=258781&p=1728365

Are you writing up research results this summer? Need to do a literature review? This session will introduce RefWorks software for how to manage your citations and format your bibliography.

https://rooms.himmelfarb.gwu.edu/event/7785635

GW Libraries at the George Washington University | GW Libraries 05/04/2021

GW Libraries at the George Washington University | GW Libraries

Library study seat appointments for our on-campus cohort can now be booked for any length of time between our business hours of 9:30am-6:00pm weekdays.

On-campus students may also book multiple shorter appointments in the same day. If you need to leave the library (for lunch, a lab course, etc.), your appointment will end and you will need to book a new one if you plan to return.

Masks are required in the library (eating is not permitted; you may unmask briefly to take a drink when needed).

On-campus cohort members may use the Study Space Reservation website to book a seat in the library, up to 2 weeks in advance of visiting.
https://library.gwu.edu/about/facilities/study-room-reservations

GW Libraries at the George Washington University | GW Libraries GW Libraries at the George Washington University, including the Gelman Library on the Foggy Bottom Campus, Eckles Library at Mount Vernon Campus, and the Virginia Science and Technology Campus Library

GW Libraries at the George Washington University | GW Libraries 03/31/2021

GW Libraries at the George Washington University | GW Libraries

April 12th workshop: "How to Create and Deliver Online Presentations" (online via WebEx, 5:30-6:30pm). Free to all GWorld cardholders, no RSVP required; see the event announcement for details.

GW Libraries at the George Washington University | GW Libraries GW Libraries at the George Washington University, including the Gelman Library on the Foggy Bottom Campus, Eckles Library at Mount Vernon Campus, and the Virginia Science and Technology Campus Library

03/12/2021

Due to President LeBlanc's announcement of a 2-day faculty and staff Spring Break holiday, the VSTC and Gelman Libraries will be closed to students on Thursday, March 18 and Friday, March 19.

We will maintain our regular staffed hours Monday, March 15 through Wednesday, March 17. On-campus cohort individuals approved for building access are welcome to make study space appointments during our open hours by visiting library.gwu.edu.

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44983 Knoll Sq
Ashburn, VA
20147

General information

This location operates as a small satellite branch of the George Washington University Library system. We are not affiliated with the Loudoun County Public Library system.

Non-GW visitors, including WRLC Consortium-affiliated students, are welcome Monday - Friday between 9:30am-6:00pm to conduct library research or access Foundation Center grantseeking databases. Current GW students and staff may access library study space 24/7 with a valid GWorld Card.

GW Alumni must obtain a GWorld Alumni Card from a GWorld Office location to enable 24/7 VSTC Library access; GW alumni who do not possess an alumni card are welcome to visit during the library's regular weekday business hours.

Opening Hours

Monday 9:30am - 6pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 6pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 6pm
Thursday 9:30am - 6pm
Friday 9:30am - 6pm

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