Journal Citation Reports: Service Announcement

December 18, 2015

Between December 31st and January 4th the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) site will be upgraded to a new platform. You may experience JCR access issues or error messages during those days. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


Winter Break: DML Services

December 17, 2015

During the Winter Break, Dahlgren Memorial Library will remain open 24/7. Please swipe your GOCard for access. MGUH employees without a GOCard can knock on the glass doors and show MedStar ID to the guard.

DML Services during the break:

Information Services Desk
The IS Desk will be closed from December 18th at 8pm to January 3rd.
DML Circulation email: unavailable from December 19th to January 3rd.
Normal hours will resume on January 4, 2016

Ask a DML Librarian
Chat: There will be no service from December 19th to January 3rd.
DML Reference email: unavailable from December 19th to January 3rd.
Normal hours for both chat and email will return on January 4, 2016.

DML Resources Email
DML Resources email: unavailable from December 19th to January 3rd.
Services will resume on January 4, 2016.

Hospital Reference Email
Hospital Reference email: unavailable from December 23rd to January 3rd.
Services will resume on January 4, 2016.

Interlibrary Loan
DML’s Interlibrary Loan service is closed from December 23rd to January 4th. Any requests submitted during this time will be processed starting on January 5, 2016.


Nursing Consult Change

December 17, 2015

Nursing Consult will soon be ClinicalKey Nursing

In late December/early January the Nursing Consult platform will transition to a new platform called ClinicalKey Nursing. ClinicalKey Nursing not only provides access to the same journal articles, disease overviews, eBooks, patient education, guidelines, calculators and drug content as Nursing Consult, but also offers additional Nursing focused content and advanced search functionality. ClinicalKey Nursing is updated on a daily basis.

Take a sneak peak of ClinicalKey Nursing today.

For help searching ClinicalKey Nursing please email: DML Reference
For any technical issues please email: DML Resources


New Resource: Isabel

December 8, 2015

Isabel is a diagnosis checklist tool now available via Dahlgren Memorial Library’s Clinical Quick Reference Page

Isabel helps clinicians and students broaden their differential diagnosis and think outside the box. The web-based Isabel tool uses the patient’s age, gender, and clinical features to produce a list of possible diagnoses, including time-sensitive “Don’t Miss Diagnoses.” The Isabel system integrates other resources from DML to form a practical, organized clinical tool. It also serves as a powerful educational platform, enabling all levels of clinicians to develop and hone their clinical and diagnostic skills.

Isabel improves patient care and safety by reducing delays in diagnosis. It helps to reduce diagnostic errors due to anchoring bias and premature closure. It provides an integrated knowledge resource of DynaMed and supports training and education. The application helps to get the patient on right treatment/management plans sooner and better manages healthcare costs.

Mobile apps (iOS and Android) are available. Instructions and download links [NetID and Password required].