Memorial Day Hours

May 22, 2015

The Information Services Desk at DML will be closed Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day. As always, the library remains open 24/7. Please swipe your GOCard for library access. MGUH affiliates: Please knock, show your MedStar ID, and the security guard will open the door.

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


Pronunciator: Language Learning Resource

May 20, 2015

Pronunciator is a language-learning service with a specific Healthcare Course that can help you learn up to 80 different languages. Drills and Quizzes will help you reinforce your language skills. Android and iOS apps available to learn on the go. Login instructions are below.

Pronuciator Chinese (Mandarin) Introduction

Introduction to Mandarin Chinese

Spanish (Latin American) Drill

Drill for Latin American Spanish (iPhone)

  1. After opening the above URL, you will need to create an account using your georgetown.edu or gunet.georgetown.edu email address.
  2. The system will then automatically generate a username and password which will be emailed to you.
  3. If you want to change your username and password, click the My Account button after logging in. Change your username and password and click Update.
  4. Click the Launch Pronunciator! button to start the course.
  5. Select the language you speak and the language you would like to learn.
  6. In the next page, scroll down to the bottom and select Healthcare Course.
  7. (Pronunciator will remember the last course in order for a quicker login process.)

Manual [PDF]


Online Backfiles for Core Journals

May 15, 2015

DML now has access to the older issues of many core medical journals. See below for a partial list with direct hyperlinks. All journals are available through DML’s Journal Finder.

JAMA Issue Number 1

JAMA Issue Number 1

Acta Endocrinologica: 1948 – 1993
Acta Paediatrica: 1921 – Present
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences: 1824 – Present
Archives of Dermatology: 1920 – 2012
Archives of Family Medicine: 1992 – 2000
Archives of General Psychiatry: 1959 – 2012
Archives of Internal Medicine: 1908 – 2012
Archives of Neurology: 1959 – 2012
Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry: 1919 – 1959
Archives of Ophthalmology: 1929 – 2012
Archives of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery: 1925 – 2012
Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine: 1911 – 2012
Archives of Surgery: 1920 – 2012
European Journal of Endocrinology: 1994 – Present
JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association: 1883 – present
Journal of Endocrinology: 1939 – Present
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry: 1960 – Present
Journal of Neurochemistry: 1956 – Present
Journal of Comparative Neurology: 1891 – Present


Work for DML: IS Desk Library Assistant

April 28, 2015

UPDATE: All positions have been filled.

IS Desk Library Assistant

Student Library Assistant positions are available during the summer at Dahlgren Memorial Library’s Information Services Desk. We accept work study and non-work study students. Applicants must be enrolled at Georgetown University during summer and/or fall 2015 semester.

The primary responsibility of the Student Library Assistant is to staff the Information Services Desk. The Information Services Desk is staffed Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm. The Student Library Assistant will ensure services meet the access and information needs of the library clientele. The Student Library Assistant will help provide basic reference and database searching assistance. By assisting patrons with standard health science databases, online catalog and other electronic resources as appropriate. In addition, may help interpret database records and reference sources for patrons; explain library policies and procedures, refer patrons to librarians and as appropriate, to other library units. Participation in circulation desk activities, answering informational questions, providing directional assistance, registering new patrons, processing interlibrary loan requests and any special projects as needed. The Student Library Assistant will also occasionally shelve books. The Student Library Assistant also checks patron IDs.

Good computer skills; working knowledge of various office machines. Have the ability to retrieve books on shelves up to 84″ high; ability to lift and carry (20 lbs maximum) library materials, supplies and push book trucks (100 lbs. maximum).

Preferred: Strong interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, ability to contribute fully to teamwork as well as working on your own initiative, willingness to learn new skills, maintain accurate records, work with frequent interruptions and adapt to rapidly changing technologies; flexible enough to change schedule, sometimes on short notice or to accommodate holidays, vacation periods, etc. Be able to interact tactfully with a variety of people using diplomatic and firm yet open-minded resolution approach while working in a sometimes hectic environment. Understanding of basic library functions and some knowledge of the sciences is not required, but helpful.

Pay: $10.50 per hour

Hours: 10-40 hours per week

Available Shifts:

  • Mondays: 7:30am-8pm
  • Tuesdays: 7:30am-8pm
  • Wednesdays: 7:30am-8pm
  • Thursdays: 7:30am-8pm
  • Fridays: 7:30am-8pm

Start Date: May 18th, 2015

Please send resume and availability to Meghan Hupe: maw55@georgetown.edu


New Neuroscience Collection

April 17, 2015

DML now subscribes to an online Neuroscience collection comprised of about 37 titles by Morgan & Claypool*.

Categories include:

*Please note that Dahlgren Memorial Library does not subscribe to all content on the Morgan & Claypool site.


April Med Ed Journal Club Article

April 15, 2015

Please join the Medical Education Journal Club on Friday, April 24th, 12pm in Med-Dent SW107.

A follow-up study of medical students’ biomedical understanding and clinical reasoning concerning the cardiovascular system.
Ahopelto I, Mikkilä-Erdmann M, Olkinuora E, Kääpä P.
Advances in Health Sciences Education 2011 Dec 16(5) 655-668.
[PDF]

If the hyperlink does not work, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to DML’s Journal Finder
  2. Search for Advances in Health Sciences Education
  3. In the search results, click the journal title, and then the Springer Science and Business Media link.
  4. In the new page, click “Browse Volumes & Issues” and then browse for the article.

All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend, so bring your lunch and join us for some intellectual stimulation! If you are unable to join us in person but would still like to participate, please contact us, and a phone bridge will be set up for virtual participation.


New Site Quick Tip: Blackboard

April 9, 2015

Looking for Blackboard and other Georgetown quick links? Here is how you can quickly access them with the new DML design.

  1. In the top right corner, click “Menu” to expand the Georgetown navigation menu.
  2. Click Blackboard or other Georgetown link.

Georgetown Links on the DML Site

If you have any other questions, please send it to us through the DML Feedback form.


DynaMed Mobile Access Update

February 9, 2015

DynaMed, a point-of-care resource, is now available on your iOS or Android device without the Skyscape/Omnio app an access code from DML. Here are the new access instructions:

  1. On your computer, open DynaMed
  2. Within DynaMed, click the Mobile link along the top
  3. Enter your email address and click Send
  4. On your device, install the DynaMed app (iOS and Android)
  5. On your device, open your mail and tap the “authentication key” within the DynaMed message
  6. The DynaMed app should open automatically. It is recommended to be connected to WiFi because there will be many initial updates.

You can still continue to use Skyscape or Omnio for DynaMed until your one year code expires. Please contact DML Reference with any questions.


Feb Medical Education Journal Club

February 6, 2015

Please join the Medical Education Journal Club on Friday, February 13th, 12pm in Med-Dent SW107.

Differences Between Attendings’ and Fellows’ Perceptions of Futile Treatment in the Intensive Care Unit at One Academic Health Center: Implications for Training.
Neville TH, Wiley JF, Holmboe ES, Tseng CH, Vespa P, Kleerup EC, Wenger NS.
Academic Medicine 2014 Dec 16
[PDF]

If the hyperlink does not work, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to DML’s Journal Finder
  2. Search for Academic Medicine
  3. In the search results, click the journal title, and then either Ovid link.
  4. In the new page, on the left, click “Publish Ahead of Print” and then browse for the article.

All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend, so bring your lunch and join us for some intellectual stimulation! If you are unable to join us in person but would still like to participate, please contact us, and a phone bridge will be set up for virtual participation.


New GEORGE Catalog Functionality

January 26, 2015

New functionality has been added to the GEORGE library catalog when searched from the DML website or research guides. Navigational links within the catalog will now directly link you to DML research guides and resources and search results will, by default, display the DML collections only.

You can expand your search to collections in DML and the Lauinger, Blommer, Woodstock, SCS, Bioethics and SFS Qatar Libraries, in one of two ways:

  • Simply select “Combined Catalog” from the drop down menu under the search fields before clicking Submit to run the search or,
  • Select “Combined Catalog Search” from the right navigation after you have performed a search to run it again.

Combined Catalog

Or

Questions? Ask a DML Librarian.