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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

Welcome Faculty!

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

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. 

To help you get oriented,  please scroll down for a list of key tasks and things to know: Getting Started @ Himmelfarb & GW

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

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 - connects you to full-text articles faster plus additional library services such as interlibrary loan and the Consortium Loan Service. 
  4. Citation Management - sign up for a RefWorks citation management account; some schools provide access to EndNote for faculty (SMHS faculty; SPH faculty).
  5. Apps - install clinical apps including Lexicomp 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 Creative Cloud - 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.

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