Epocrates App

May 17, 2017

Currently, off-campus GUMC users are seeing an error message when attempting to upgrade to Epocrates Plus. We’ve reported the problem to the vendor and they are working on a solution. In the meantime, there are currently two work around options.

  1. The web version of Epocrates is available both on- and off-campus via this link: Epocrates Online.
  2. The Plus upgrade can be registered when connecting from the on-campus network. Once you register for the Plus upgrade from a machine within the on-campus network, it can be used from any location. Upgrade link and instructions.

Thank you for your patience.

VR Headsets at DML

March 31, 2017

DML now circulates Virtual Reality (VR) Headsets. VR Headsets are wearable accessories and when paired with your smartphone and installed apps*, they will transform the wearer into … you guessed it, a virtual reality.

We have three models to choose from:

  • Merge VR (works with most iOS and Android devices)
  • Freefly VR (works with most iOS and Android devices)
  • Samsung Gear VR 2015 (only compatible with Samsung Galaxy devices)

Whether you want to explore surgical procedures or have fun with games, we have you covered.
VR Headsets can be checked out for one week – just ask for them at the Information Services Desk. Please let us know what you like about these devices and what you use them for.

Coming soon: Oculus Rift!

*DML does not circulate smartphones or apps

Ovid MEDLINE Access

February 27, 2017

Due to a high curricular demand for the Ovid MEDLINE database from now through March 3rd, there may occasionally be instances when the message “all licenses are currently in use” displays when attempting to access Ovid MEDLINE. Please use PubMed MEDLINE as an alternative or wait 15 minutes and try Ovid MEDLINE again.

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: http://president.georgetown.edu/angel

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 dmlresources@georgetown.edu.

To request DML research or reference assistance please contact dmlreference@georgetown.edu.

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.