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The Virginia Campus Library is located in Northern Virginia providing services to The George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus.
GW SON/SMHS/GWSPH students, faculty and staff, stop by the Himmelfarb Library's book sale if you plan to be at the Foggy Bottom campus this week!
Himmelfarb's 2023 Book Sale is happening now! Stop in today through Friday at Noon and get a great deal on used medical and health sciences books! Hardcovers - $5, Paperbacks - $2.
Several new titles arrived this morning! You can find these on our New Books shelf and check them out for a 6-week loan period.
Beyond Burnout: Overcoming Stress in Nursing & Healthcare for Optimal Health & Well-being
Psychiatric Mental Health Assessment and Diagnosis of Adults for Advanced Practice Mental Health Nurses
Lippincott Q&A Review for NCLEX-RN, 14th edition
2023-2024 Test Success: Clinical Judgment and Test-Taking Strategies, 10th edition (Davis's Q&A Success Series)
Expect Faculty & Staff holiday party noise and activity in Enterprise Hall today (12/15) between 2-4pm. Students needing to study during that time may wish to find another location to avoid disruption in the library.
The VSTC Library will be staffed for in-person assistance today (Nov. 23rd) until 2:00pm.
Enterprise Hall and library study rooms are available by GWorld card tap 24/7 through the Thanksgiving holiday and weekend. All users must have their physical GWorld Card for entrance.
Reminder: NO FOOD in the library -- dining tables are provided in Enterprise 102. There will be no trash pickup or cleaning service over the break, so please leave your study area clean if you visit. Wipes are located next to our Quiet Space/testing room.
School of Medicine/School of Nursing students: you may also donate your old textbooks to the VSTC Library, and we will forward them to the Himmelfarb Library for you.
Feel free to hand them to our staff member during business hours, or leave them in our library bookdrops (north entrance of Enterprise Hall or on the wall next to the library entrance) with a sticky note that they are donated.
Do you have old textbooks you aren't using any longer? We'd be happy to take them off your hands! Drop off your unwanted books today!
Introduction to Zotero (a free bibliographic citation and PDF manager tool): attend this workshop online Sept. 22nd at 6:00pm. Visit the event page for more details, including a link to download the tool prior to the workshop.
Introduction to Zotero to Manage Citations and PDFs | GW Libraries Navigate Gelman Library with floor maps, descriptions of individual and group study spaces, and instructions for reserving group study rooms
VSTC Library study spaces remain available for students to work independently throughout the Labor Day holiday (a physical GWorld Card is required for entry).
Library Service desk hours will resume on Tues., 9/6, at 9:30am.
Aspiring health sciences book editors can register for this free Himmelfarb Library Zoom event on September 22, 2022 at 4:00-5:00pm.
So You Want to Edit a Book? Join us Sept. 22nd at 4pm to learn about the process of working with a publisher and assembling content for an edited volume with Dr. Rohini Ganjoo and Dr. Lisa Swartz. Register here: https://tinyurl.com/2cme2cty
Enterprise Hall North entrance closure:
Effective immediately, the North entrance to the building (facing Geo. Washington Blvd.) is closed, and the GWorld tap has been deactivated. Students and other building users will need to park in the large lot (on the side of the building facing Rt. 7) and enter only through the main entrance, where security personnel are located.
For the convenience of our online students and others without a physical GWorld Card, the library's book drop will remain in its current location, accessible 24/7, at the North entrance in the vestibule between the two sets of doors.
GWIT will be doing network maintenance on Sunday, July 31, 2022. The VSTC campus will experience intermittent network connectivity during this change window.
Plan accordingly if using the library this weekend, and save your work frequently.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
[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.
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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
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.
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."
Students: to activate your $30 printing credit to use at any print kiosk on campus, please follow the instructions in the link.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Reminder: the GW Libraries, including the VSTC Library, will be closed Monday, July 5th. Visit library.gwu.edu to access our research databases anytime!
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.
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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.
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.
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