New CINAHL Enhancement: Plum Print

April 1, 2016

Plum Print, an article-level metrics widget has recently been added to the CINAHL Database (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature). These metrics help to measure the research impact of an article. If the metrics are available for an article the Plum print icon will appear for the citation on the search results screen. Mouse over the Plum Print icon to be taken to more information about:

  • Usage such as views and downloads
  • Captures such as bookmarks and favorites
  • Mentions such as Wikipedia entries and blogs
  • Social media such as Tweets and Facebook likes
  • Citations in PubMed and other select databases

Plum Print

The metrics in Plum Print are continuously updated and are provided for select articles published after 2013. Research performance metrics can also be found in other DML databases such as Web of Science and ESI Incites.

New Resources 2016

April 1, 2016

APA Publishing Library
26 titles in this psychiatry collection, including the DSM-5, practice guidelines, study books, and more.

DynaMed Plus
DynaMed Plus is an evidence-based clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use primarily at the ‘point-of-care’. This “upgraded” version includes more images and integration with Isabel Dx. Mobile app available (learn more).

ClinicalKey for Nursing
Formerly Mosby’s Nursing Consult, ClinicalKey for Nursing is an evidence-based medicine tool which brings the leading Nursing resources together in one integrated online service to help nurses efficiently find answers to pressing clinical questions. It contains eBooks, patient education, multimedia, procedures, and more.

ESI InCites
Essential Science Indicators is a unique compilation of performance statistics and trends extrapolated from counts of articles published in scholarly journals and the citations to those articles. View Top Papers, Highly Cited Papers, or Hot Papers by Author, Institution, Research Field, and more.

ESI GU Hot Papers

The Lancet (1823-Current)
We now have all issues of the Lancet. Browse by year or search with the entire collection. Lancet Issue 1, 1823

Protocol Builder
This new resources helps you build research protocols in order for IRB submission. Free account required. iPad app available.

Springer eBooks
Over 700 books within the medicine discipline including Surgery, Internal Medicine, Radiology, Cardiology, and more.


Good Friday Hours

March 24, 2016

The Information Services Desk at DML will be closed Friday, March 25, 2016 in observance of Good Friday. The library remains open 24/7. Please swipe your GOCard for library access. MGUH affiliates: Please knock, display your MGUH ID, and the security guard will open the door.

If you have any questions or comments, please send an email to DML Reference.

Journal Citation Reports: Service Announcement

December 18, 2015

Between December 31st and January 4th the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) site will be upgraded to a new platform. You may experience JCR access issues or error messages during those days. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Winter Break: DML Services

December 17, 2015

During the Winter Break, Dahlgren Memorial Library will remain open 24/7. Please swipe your GOCard for access. MGUH employees without a GOCard can knock on the glass doors and show MedStar ID to the guard.

DML Services during the break:

Information Services Desk
The IS Desk will be closed from December 18th at 8pm to January 3rd.
DML Circulation email: unavailable from December 19th to January 3rd.
Normal hours will resume on January 4, 2016

Ask a DML Librarian
Chat: There will be no service from December 19th to January 3rd.
DML Reference email: unavailable from December 19th to January 3rd.
Normal hours for both chat and email will return on January 4, 2016.

DML Resources Email
DML Resources email: unavailable from December 19th to January 3rd.
Services will resume on January 4, 2016.

Hospital Reference Email
Hospital Reference email: unavailable from December 23rd to January 3rd.
Services will resume on January 4, 2016.

Interlibrary Loan
DML’s Interlibrary Loan service is closed from December 23rd to January 4th. Any requests submitted during this time will be processed starting on January 5, 2016.

Nursing Consult Change

December 17, 2015

Nursing Consult will soon be ClinicalKey Nursing

In late December/early January the Nursing Consult platform will transition to a new platform called ClinicalKey Nursing. ClinicalKey Nursing not only provides access to the same journal articles, disease overviews, eBooks, patient education, guidelines, calculators and drug content as Nursing Consult, but also offers additional Nursing focused content and advanced search functionality. ClinicalKey Nursing is updated on a daily basis.

Take a sneak peak of ClinicalKey Nursing today.

For help searching ClinicalKey Nursing please email: DML Reference
For any technical issues please email: DML Resources

New Resource: Isabel

December 8, 2015

Isabel is a diagnosis checklist tool now available via Dahlgren Memorial Library’s Clinical Quick Reference Page

Isabel helps clinicians and students broaden their differential diagnosis and think outside the box. The web-based Isabel tool uses the patient’s age, gender, and clinical features to produce a list of possible diagnoses, including time-sensitive “Don’t Miss Diagnoses.” The Isabel system integrates other resources from DML to form a practical, organized clinical tool. It also serves as a powerful educational platform, enabling all levels of clinicians to develop and hone their clinical and diagnostic skills.

Isabel improves patient care and safety by reducing delays in diagnosis. It helps to reduce diagnostic errors due to anchoring bias and premature closure. It provides an integrated knowledge resource of DynaMed and supports training and education. The application helps to get the patient on right treatment/management plans sooner and better manages healthcare costs.

Mobile apps (iOS and Android) are available. Instructions and download links [NetID and Password required].

Thanksgiving Service Hours

November 23, 2015

The IS Desk and Ask a DML Librarian Services will be closed on Thursday and Friday (11/26 and 11/27) for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

The Library will remain open 24/7 through the holiday and weekend. Please swipe your GOCard for access. MedStar Georgetown University Hospital staff can show your MGUH ID to Security Guard for access.

Normal service hours will resume on Monday, November 30th.

Quarterly Cubby Clean Out

November 17, 2015


Please remove any of your personal items and trash from the cubbies on the Second Floor of DML.

DML staff will clean out cubbies on Friday, December 11, 2015.

We will remove trash and send personal items to DPS Lost and Found.

This is a reminder that cubbies will be cleaned out in March, June, August and December. Thank you!


November 3, 2015

The BACC Squad Service Desk is located in the BACC (lower level of DML).

Hours of operation are Monday-Friday: 7am-7pm.

They are here to assist patrons with the following services within DML:

  • Printing
  • Copying
  • Computers
  • WiFi
  • DML Study Room Reservations

Please see our DML BACC Squad for assistance!