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


Work for DML: IS Desk Library Assistant

April 28, 2015

UPDATE: All positions have been filled.

IS Desk Library Assistant

Student Library Assistant positions are available during the summer at Dahlgren Memorial Library’s Information Services Desk. We accept work study and non-work study students. Applicants must be enrolled at Georgetown University during summer and/or fall 2015 semester.

The primary responsibility of the Student Library Assistant is to staff the Information Services Desk. The Information Services Desk is staffed Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm. The Student Library Assistant will ensure services meet the access and information needs of the library clientele. The Student Library Assistant will help provide basic reference and database searching assistance. By assisting patrons with standard health science databases, online catalog and other electronic resources as appropriate. In addition, may help interpret database records and reference sources for patrons; explain library policies and procedures, refer patrons to librarians and as appropriate, to other library units. Participation in circulation desk activities, answering informational questions, providing directional assistance, registering new patrons, processing interlibrary loan requests and any special projects as needed. The Student Library Assistant will also occasionally shelve books. The Student Library Assistant also checks patron IDs.

Good computer skills; working knowledge of various office machines. Have the ability to retrieve books on shelves up to 84″ high; ability to lift and carry (20 lbs maximum) library materials, supplies and push book trucks (100 lbs. maximum).

Preferred: Strong interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, ability to contribute fully to teamwork as well as working on your own initiative, willingness to learn new skills, maintain accurate records, work with frequent interruptions and adapt to rapidly changing technologies; flexible enough to change schedule, sometimes on short notice or to accommodate holidays, vacation periods, etc. Be able to interact tactfully with a variety of people using diplomatic and firm yet open-minded resolution approach while working in a sometimes hectic environment. Understanding of basic library functions and some knowledge of the sciences is not required, but helpful.

Pay: $10.50 per hour

Hours: 10-40 hours per week

Available Shifts:

  • Mondays: 7:30am-8pm
  • Tuesdays: 7:30am-8pm
  • Wednesdays: 7:30am-8pm
  • Thursdays: 7:30am-8pm
  • Fridays: 7:30am-8pm

Start Date: May 18th, 2015

Please send resume and availability to Meghan Hupe: maw55@georgetown.edu


New Neuroscience Collection

April 17, 2015

DML now subscribes to an online Neuroscience collection comprised of about 37 titles by Morgan & Claypool*.

Categories include:

*Please note that Dahlgren Memorial Library does not subscribe to all content on the Morgan & Claypool site.