Thanksgiving Service Hours

November 23, 2015

The IS Desk and Ask a DML Librarian Services will be closed on Thursday and Friday (11/26 and 11/27) for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

The Library will remain open 24/7 through the holiday and 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 30th.

Quarterly Cubby Clean Out

November 17, 2015


Please remove any of your personal items and trash from the cubbies on the Second Floor of DML.

DML staff will clean out cubbies on Friday, December 11, 2015.

We will remove trash and send personal items to DPS Lost and Found.

This is a reminder that cubbies will be cleaned out in March, June, August and December. Thank you!


November 3, 2015

The BACC Squad Service Desk is located in the BACC (lower level of DML).

Hours of operation are Monday-Friday: 7am-7pm.

They are here to assist patrons with the following services within DML:

  • Printing
  • Copying
  • Computers
  • WiFi
  • DML Study Room Reservations

Please see our DML BACC Squad for assistance!

Columbus Day Hours

October 9, 2015

The Information Services Desk and chat reference will be closed Monday, October 12, 2015 in observance of Columbus Day. The library will remain open 24/7. Please send an email to DML Reference with any questions.

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

New Resource: GIDEON

September 11, 2015

GIDEON (Global Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Network) database is now available through DML, thanks to the suggestion of a GUMC student.
GIDEON has two main components:

  1. The infectious disease module helps you to diagnose, treat, and track information on over 350 infectious diseases from around the globe.
  2. Microbiology module allows you to identify or browse bacteria, micobacteria, and yeasts.

GIDEON’s global data sources adhere to the standards of Evidence Based Medicine. Over 21,000 notes with 3.6 million words of text outline the status of specific infections within each country. Also featured are over 4,000 images, 31,000 graphs, 354 interactive maps and more than 445,000 linked references.
GIDEON tutorials






Labor Day Hours

September 4, 2015

The Information Services Desk and DML Reference will be closed Monday, September 7, 2015 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.

On Friday, September 4th, the IS Desk will close at 5pm. If you have a question, please send an email to DML Reference.

Countdown to ICD-10

September 2, 2015

October 1, 2015 will mark the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding for medical diagnoses and inpatient hospital procedures. DML has the following resources to assist with this transition.

The following point of care tools provide both ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes in their reports.

DML Services: August 28th

August 27, 2015

The library will remain open 24/7

Information Services Desk
The Information Services Desk will close at 5pm on Friday August 28th. Normal hours will resume on Monday, August 31st.

Ask a DML Librarian
There will be no service on Friday, August 28th. Normal hours for both chat and email will return on Monday, August 31st.

Interlibrary Loan
DML’s Interlibrary Loan service is closed on Friday, August 28th. Any requests submitted during this time will be processed on Monday, August 31st.

New England Journal of Medicine Archive Access

August 16, 2015

Now at DML – online access back to volume 1 issue 1 of the oldest continually published medical journal – the New England Journal of Medicine.   View all content back to 1812 using this direct link or searching for the title in Dahlgren’s Journal Finder. See DML’s post on other journal archives, including JAMA.

Issue 1 of the New England Journal of Medicine

Issue 1 of the New England Journal of Medicine

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.