New Embase Interface

January 9, 2017

Embase, an index to international pharmacological and biomedical literature containing 8,400 journals from 70 countries has moved to the OVID platform beginning in 2017. If you have any questions about searching Embase on the OVID platform just Ask a DML Librarian.

DML Services and Winter Break

December 14, 2016

During the holidays, the library facility will remain open 24/7 to GU faculty, staff, students, and MGUH affiliates. A GOCard or MGUH ID is required at all times for entry.

DML Services during the break:

Information Services Desk
Closed from December 16th at 5pm to January 2nd.
DML Circulation Email: from December 17th to January 2nd, this email service will be unavailable.
Normal Desk hours and email service will resume on January 3rd.

Ask a DML Librarian
DML Reference Email and chat: From December 17th to January 2nd, these services will be unavailable.
Normal hours for both chat and email will return on January 3rd.

DML Resources, Hospital, and Computing Support Email
From December 17th to January 2nd, these email services will be unavailable and will resume on January 3rd.

Interlibrary Loan
DML’s Interlibrary Loan service is unavailable from December 16th to January 2nd. Any requests submitted during this time will be processed starting on January 3rd.

DML Fine Forgiveness Program

December 6, 2016

From Wednesday December 7th through Friday December 9th, if you donate a book(s) to the Angel Book Drive, DML will waive up to $20 in current DML overdue fines (excluding item replacement fees).

If you are purchasing a book online, please present the receipt to the IS Desk Staff. If you are dropping off a book in the donation bin, please show the book to DML IS Desk Staff and indicate that it is for the Angel Book Drive.

For more information on the Angel Book Drive, please visit:

Shortened IS Desk Hours

December 6, 2016

The Information Services Desk hours of operation for the week of December 12th-16th: 8am – 5pm
The Library will remain open 24/7.
Please swipe your GOCard for access. Hospital Staff can show MGUH ID to Security Guard for access.

Thanksgiving Service Hours

November 22, 2016

The IS Desk and Ask a DML Librarian Services will be closed starting at 5pm on Wednesday the 23rd and continue to be closed on Thursday and Friday (11/24 and 11/25) for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

The Library will remain open 24/7 through the holiday and the 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 28th.

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Access: Update

November 16, 2016

Update: The issue has been resolved – MGUH users can access DML resources as usual.

Users connecting via the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital network have recently reported access problems connecting to DML resources. As a work around, we recommend connecting to the resources from a network other than the MGUH network (such as a data plan on a mobile device or home network). Computers located in DML are also available for research 24 hours day/7days a week. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working with the information systems departments at Georgetown and MedStar to identify a solution to this issue.

If you see an error message when connecting to DML resources please contact

To request DML research or reference assistance please contact

USMLE Consult Update

November 14, 2016

At the end of December 2016, USMLE Consult will no longer be available to Georgetown University affiliates. We apologize for any inconvenience to our current users.

Alternative question banks and USMLE Step 1 and 2 exam preparation include Exam Master OnLine and BoardVitals.

If you have any questions, please contact DML Reference.

Labor Day Hours

September 2, 2016

The Information Services Desk will close at 6pm today (September 2nd) and will be closed all day Monday, September 5, 2016 in observance of Labor Day. The Library remains open 24/7.

Please swipe your GOCard for library access. MGUH affiliates: Please knock and the security guard will open the door.

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

Off Campus Access Alert

August 30, 2016

From 7:30am-9:00am on Friday September 2nd, off campus access to most library resources will be unavailable due to an upgrade of the proxy server.

On campus users will be able to connect to library resources by removing the following prefix from the library resource URLs:

We apologize for this inconvenience. Please feel free to contact DML staff with any questions.

IS Desk: July 18th

July 14, 2016

Due to a GUSoM staff event on Monday July 18th, the Information Services Desk will close at 12pm. Our Ask a DML Librarian service will also be closed for the entire day.

If you have any questions or concerns please email DML Reference or DML Circulation and we will get back to you by Tuesday the 19th.