E-Resource Access From GUH

August 25, 2010

Update: e-resource access issues have been resolved. Please contact the Library if you have further problems.

Dahlgren Memorial Library (DML) e-resources (journals, books, and databases) are currently unavailable via the Georgetown University Hospital’s network. Electronic resources are still available within DML and from off-campus. We apologize for this inconvenience and Medstar Health’s IT department is currently working to resolve this issue.

For urgent requests, please contact Dahlgren Memorial Library at dmlreference@georgetown.edu or 202.687.1448.

For comments or questions concerning DML access issues from GUH, please call 202.687.1168 or lm435@georgetown.edu.

New EBM Resource: JAMAevidence

August 17, 2010

Dahlgren Memorial Library is excited to offer a new evidence based medicine resource: JAMAevidence.

JAMAevidence features:

  • Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature: A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice, 2nd Edition (full eBook)
  • The Rational Clinical Examination: Evidence-Based Clinical Diagnosis (full eBook)
  • Searchable and Browsable EBM Glossary
  • Several EBM Calculators
  • Create a free, personal account and get access to the mobile version of JAMAevidence, save bookmarks, worksheets, images, and more.

Please try JAMAevidence and let us know what you think about it in the comments field.

Flash & Dash

August 16, 2010

First Fridays Flash & Dash Info Sessions

A FLASH of inspiration/information allows you to DASH back to the office or study cubicle in no time. Get up to speed on all the new gadgets, widgets, gizmos, fads, tech trends, apps, resources, and upgrades.

Refreshing beverages and ideas await you!
Under thirty minutes.
All levels of experience welcome.
Meet in DML Conference Room @ Noon.

Fall 2010 Schedule

Friday 9/3: RSS Feeds—Keep Up with the Research & News
Friday 10/1: Apps of the Moment
Friday 11/5: Citation Tracking
Friday 12/3: What’s Twitter & Why Use It

Info Session Descriptions

RSS Feeds—Keep Up with the Research & News
Keeping up with current biomedical research can be overwhelming. Imagine having one single list of articles from your favorite journals, newspapers, web sites, and blogs which you could peruse at your leisure. Just 30 minutes of your time and you’ll learn all you need to know to get started!

Apps of the Moment
Are you overwhelmed with the sheer volume of apps out there? Want our expert opinion on what we think are the must-have medical, productivity, and fun apps of the moment? Give us 30 minutes, and we’ll tell you all about it.

Citation Tracking
Ever wonder who has been citing your articles? Or, perhaps you have found an excellent article and wonder how the research has been further developed and used. Maybe you are wondering how to analyze one researcher’s citation and measure his or her impact. In 30 short minutes, we will unveil the mystery that is citation tracking.

What’s Twitter & Why Use It
Twitter is being used to disseminate information rapidly. Find out about what you can do to share short bits of information quickly and instantly with others. Learn about how the medical community is utilizing this service. You’ll be ready to tweet in under 30 minutes.

Fall 2010 Workshops

August 6, 2010

Dahlgren Memorial Library is pleased to announce our Fall 2010 Workshop Series
The workshops are designed to help you manage your research, expertly utilize library resources, introduce you to new tools and technologies, and, most importantly, apply these skills in real-world situations.

Workshops include:

Journal Articles: Finding the Full-Text FAST

RefWorks 101: Manage Citations & Create Bibliographies

RSS Feeds: Keeping Current with the Health Literature

To register for a workshop, please fill out our online registration form.

Workshop location:
All workshops will be held in the Biomedical Academic Computing Center (BACC) classroom, located on the lower level of Dahlgren Memorial Library, or in the DML Conference room, located on the main level of the Library.

Who can attend?
Workshops are for the faculty, staff, and students of Georgetown University Medical Center, Georgetown University, and Georgetown University Hospital.

If you have any questions about our workshops, or would like a customized library instruction session for your class or research group, please contact Sarah Cantrell, Education Services Librarian, or call 202-687-8874.