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Getting Started @ Himmelfarb & GW

Here are a few tips to help you orient yourself to GW and Himmelfarb Library:

  1. Claim your GW UserID - this account provides your access to numerous GW systems. 
  2. Off-Campus Library Access -  via either web-based login/password or by using the GW VPN.
  3. LibKey Nomad browser extension that links you directly to full texts of articles available through Himmelfarb, wherever you find them. Download the LibKey Nomad browser extension, then choose ‘George Washington University – Himmelfarb Library’ as your institution.
  4. Citation Management - sign up for a RefWorks citation management account; some schools provide access to EndNote for faculty (SMHS faculty).
  5. Apps - install clinical apps including Lexidrug and DynaMed and explore additional tools on Himmelfarb's App Shelf.
  6. Microsoft Office 365 - available at no cost to current students, faculty and staff as well as additional software downloads.
  7. Adobe Express Premium - available at no cost to current students, faculty and staff.
  8. The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal - digital access available at no cost to current students, faculty and staff.

Welcome Faculty!

Himmelfarb Library's staff would like to extend a warm welcome to all faculty in the School of Nursing, the Milken Institute School of Public Health, and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Himmelfarb Library and the George Washington University offer a number of key resources to support your teaching, research, and clinical needs.  This research guide was compiled to help you make full use of these resources; bookmark it and refer to it whenever you have a question about teaching resources.  The guide covers everything from copyright policies and online reserves to how to use Blackboard and create online content in Camtasia to clinical and other apps for your phone. 

Himmelfarb's staff looks forward to supporting you and are ready to answer your questions via phone, email, instant message and text.  We also welcome your input!  You may contact me at 202-994-8570 or I look forward to hearing from you.

Laura Abate
Director, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library

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Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library
Himmelfarb Library is located on the Foggy Bottom Campus in Ross Hall on the first floor. Ross Hall is adjacent to The GW Hospital  and the Foggy Bottom Metro stop.

Phone: (202) 994-2850
Text: (202) 601-3525

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