Good Friday 2014

April 17, 2014

The Information Services Desk at DML will be closed Friday, April 18, 2014 in observance of Good Friday. The library remains open 24/7. Please swipe your GOCard for library access. GUH affiliates: Please knock and the security guard will open the door.

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


USMLE Consult – NEW!

March 25, 2014

Dahlgren Memorial Library is pleased to provide members of the GUMC community access to USMLE Consult, a USMLE test prep and simulation tool. Sign up for an account and practice Step 1, Step 2, or Step 3 exams by category, subcategory, or keyword. New, previously incorrect, or all questions can be included and exams can be taken in test mode or practice mode. Additional study content is provided with every question including medical illustrations, definitions, and textbook content. USMLE Consult was the preferred test prep tool chosen by Georgetown Medical Students in a recent trial.

USMLE Consult adds to the existing test prep tool offered by the library, Exam Master OnLine, which provides customized exam preparation and review that is easily tailored for institutional and Academic requirements. The system combines a powerful test engine with a large medical question bank.

Questions? Contact DML’s Ask a Librarian service.


Circulating iPads at DML

March 20, 2014

GUMC and MGUH affiliates can now check out an iPad from DML!

DML has five iPads that will circulate for one week and you can test drive the device’s medical and productivity apps. Take it on rounds and utilize a point-of-care tool like DynaMed or bring it to the classroom and take notes with Notability.

Other medical apps include: Epocrates Essentials, Micromedex, uCentral, and more. Other productivity apps include: Documents (for annotating/reading PDFs), Evernote (taking notes and web clips), QxMD Read (for browsing the current medical literature) and more.

Questions or suggestions? Connect with a DML Librarian


President’s Day Hours

February 14, 2014

The Information Services Desk at DML will be closed Monday, February 17, 2014 in observance of President’s Day. The library remains open 24/7. Please swipe your GOCard for library access. GUH affiliates: Please knock and the security guard will open the door.

If you have any questions or comments, please refer to the Ask A DML Librarian service.


DML Services and Snow Day

February 13, 2014

Due to the Georgetown University Campus closure, and although DML remains open 24/7, we have limited services available today:

  • The Information Services Desk and Reference services are closed today.
  • The Open Access Publishing Flash & Dash has been postponed until further notice.

Please send an email to DML Reference with any questions.


Feb. Medical Education Journal Club

January 31, 2014

Please join the Medical Education Journal Club next Friday, February 7th, 12pm in Med-Dent SW107.

Cook DA, Levinson AJ, Garside S, Dupras DM, Erwin PJ, Montori VM. Instructional Design Variations in Internet-Based Learning for Health Professions Education: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. [PDF] Academic Medicine. 2010;85(5):909-922.

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, below the journal title, click on the link for Ovid
  4. In the new page, browse for the year, issue, and page number to get the full text.

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.


MGUH Access to DML eResources

January 30, 2014

We are aware there are some access problems to DML’s online resources by users within MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Please contact our Ask a DML Librarian service if you need assistance. Thank you for your patience as we work through this issue.

UPDATE: 2/11/14: The issue should be resolved.


Holiday Hours: MLK Day

January 17, 2014

The Information Services Desk and chat reference will be closed Monday, January 20, 2014 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The library will remain open 24/7.

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


Jan. Medical Education Journal Club Article

December 20, 2013

The Medical Education Journal Club series continues on Friday, January 10, 2014 at 12pm.

Core Personal Competencies Important to Entering Students’ Success in Medical School: What Are They and How Could They Be Assessed Early in the Admission Process? [PDF]
Thomas W. Koenig, MD, Samuel K. Parrish, MD, Carol A. Terregino, MD, Joy P. Williams, Dana M. Dunleavy, PhD, and Joseph M. Volsch, MPA
Academic Medicine 2013 May; 88(5): 603-13

Click the above link to access the PDF or follow these steps:

  1. Open DML’s Journal Finder.
  2. Search for Academic Medicine.
  3. In the search results, below the journal title, click on the link for Ovid
  4. In the new page, browse for the year, issue, and page number to get the full text.

All faculty, staff, and students are welcome!


DML Services over Winter Break

December 17, 2013

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
Open with limited hours: Thursday, December 19th and Friday, December 20th: 8am-5pm
Monday the 23rd: 8am-Noon
Closed from December 24th to January 1st.
Normal hours will resume on January 2, 2014

Ask a DML Librarian
Chat: There will be no service from Monday, December 23rd to Wednesday, January 1st.
DML Reference Email: From December 23rd to January 1st, this email service will be unavailable.
Normal hours for both chat and email will return on January 2nd.

Interlibrary Loan
DML’s Interlibrary Loan service is closed from December 19, 2013 to January 2, 2014.  Any requests submitted during this time will be processed starting on January 3rd.

Hospital Reference Email
From December 23rd to January 1st, this email service will be unavailable and will resume on January 2nd.

DML Study Room Reservations
Starting on Friday, December 20th at 5pm, the electronic room reservation kiosks will be powered down for the Winter Break. Patrons should continue to sign-up for DML study rooms using paper sign-ups that will be available at the IS Desk on the Ground Floor. The electronic room reservation kiosks will be available again on Monday, January 6th.