PEMSoft Update

December 12, 2017

The publisher of PEMSoft will not be supporting the database after December 31, 2017. After that time, please consider DML’s other point of care tools, such as DynaMed Plus for similar information. Contact the DML Librarians with any questions about the point of care tools available to the GUMC community.

New: Clinical Pharmacology

August 16, 2017

Clinical Pharmacology, powered by ClinicalKey, is a new resource that includes drug class overviews, patient education, pediatric/neonatal monographs, IV compatibility studies, poison and overdose emergency tool, and more.

Search the entire database by keywords for drugs, indications, reactions. Or use their “Find by” with specific NCD, Indication, Classification, Adverse Reaction, or Contraindication/Precaution. Browseable alphabetical lists for Drug Monographs, Confused Drug Names, Do Not Crush, Not Recommended for Splitting, and BEERS Drug List. Clinical updates are done hourly.

Drug Monograph

Drug Monograph

Peds Drug Monograph: Interactions

Peds Drug Monograph: Interactions

Drug Interactions Report

Drug Interactions Report

A mobile app is available for iOS and Android. The app includes modules for Drug to Drug Interactions, Adverse Reactions, Drug Identifier; or search for the drug monograph. Access to the app’s content requires an individual account and can be created by clicking the above Clinical Pharmacology link and registering with the system (it can be the same account information used for ClinicalKey).

Clinical Pharmacology App

Clinical Pharmacology App

How to Cite Clinical Pharmacology.

Update: Certificate Error

July 2, 2017

Update 7/3/17: This issue has been resolved. If you experience any ongoing difficulties, please email DML Resources or submit a form.
Many DML resources are displaying a certificate error (“your connection is not private”, “your connection is not secure”, or “can’t verify website”). This error has been reported and a resolution is in progress.

In the interim, on campus users can remove this prefix “” from any resource URL and proceed. Off campus users can use the following link for PubMed MEDLINE access and can contact DML for additional assistance.

Thank you for your patience.

New RefWorks

June 9, 2017

A new and improved version of the RefWorks citation management platform is now available at Georgetown. The new version of RefWorks will run concurrently with the “legacy” version.

Interested in learning more?
Dahlgren Memorial Library is offering lunch time workshops in the BACC Classroom on the lower level of the library. Both new and experienced RefWorks users are welcome at the workshops. The workshops will demonstrate how to use New RefWorks to manage references, organize and share citations, and create bibliographies.

Wednesday June 14th 12-1pm:
Tuesday, June 20th 12-1pm:
Wednesday June 28th 12-1pm:

All Georgetown students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. If you are interested in new RefWorks, but can’t attend any of the listed dates, contact DML Librarians to arrange for an individual consultation.

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: