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.

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.