ScienceDirect and Embase Downtime

July 28, 2015

Starting at 6pm EDT on Saturday, August 1, access to the ScienceDirect and Embase platforms will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance. This is anticipated to last for approximately 4.5 hours. We apologize for any inconvenience. Questions? Ask a DML Librarian.


Asbestos Abatement Project

July 9, 2015

Occupant Notification: Asbestos Abatement Project
Posted: 15 JUNE 2015
On or around 17 JULY 2015, an asbestos abatement project will occur on the Second Floor of Dahlgren Memorial Library.
The project will involve removal of floor tiles containing asbestos material; Phase I will be completed in @ 30 days; Phase II will be completed sometime before 30 JUNE 2016.
The District of Columbia, the Occupational, Safety & Health Administration and Environmental Protection Agency regulations concerning this type of activity will be followed to protect the health and possessions of the building occupants.
A professional contractor licensed in the District of Columbia is performing the asbestos abatement. The work will be performed within an enclosed area, meeting requirements as specified by applicable District of Columbia and Federal regulations.
Georgetown University has retained the services of an industrial hygiene contractor to monitor the activities of the asbestos abatement contractor and to collect and have analyzed air samples during and after asbestos abatement for quality control and final air clearance.
Following removal operations, the work area(s) will be cleaned using the procedures as outlined in the District of Columbia and Federal regulations. After the re-occupancy criteria, as established by District of Columbia have been met, the work area will be reopened only to personnel associated with the renovation.
If you have any questions regarding this project contact Brandon Hudson, DML Facilities Coordinator at 7-1187 or Chungan Lin, Safety & Environmental Management at 7-7172.


July 4th Holiday Hours

July 2, 2015

The Information Services Desk will be closed all day on Friday, July 3, 2015 in observance of Independence Day. Please send any questions to DML Reference and a librarian will respond by Monday, July 6th.

The library will remain open 24/7. Please swipe your GOCard for library access. MGUH affiliates: Please knock and display your MedStar ID; the security guard will open door for you.


New: Sylvius 4 Online

June 10, 2015

DML now subscribes to Sylvius 4 Online. This resource “provides a unique Web-based learning environment for exploring and understanding the structure of the human central nervous system. Sylvius features fully annotated surface views of the human brain, as well as interactive tools for dissecting the central nervous system and viewing fully annotated cross-sections of preserved specimens and living subjects imaged by magnetic resonance.”

Login to Sylvius 4 Online

Sylvius Cross Section Sylvius Surface Anatomy Sylvius Visual Glossary


Scheduled GEORGE Downtime

June 10, 2015

UPDATE 6/23/15, 7am: GEORGE is available.
The GEORGE online catalog will not be available due to scheduled maintenance on Monday June 22 and Tuesday June 23rd. For assistance finding materials during those days please Ask a DML Librarian. Thank you for your patience as we work to improve your library.


DML Rolling Network Outage

June 2, 2015

UIS has contracted with a work team for a mandated upgrade of network cabling in DML. This will mean “rolling network outages” affecting the wired data jacks in the building.

Accordingly, networked PC’s, printers, and copiers – any device connected to a networked jack – will be unavailable for @ two hours sometime during the period 7:30 am – 5:00 pm Tuesday 02 June through Friday 05 June.
It is possible that the project will extend Monday 08 June through Friday 12 June if necessary.
Wireless service will be fully operational during the rolling outage.

We have no reliable way of predicting which devices will be impacted when, but they believe that when a network connection is being upgraded, you’ll lose use of it for 2 hours.

We apologize for any inconveniences and please contact DML Reference with any questions.


Noise Alert

June 1, 2015

Due to a journal shifting project, the second floor of DML will have a higher noise level during  June 1 – 19, 2015 from 8am -6pm.  Please utilize the other floors of DML for quiet study.  Thank you for your patience as we work to improve your library.


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