Virginia Science & Technology Campus Library

Virginia Science & Technology Campus Library


The IEEE/IEE Electronic Library database will be down for planned maintenance on Sat., March 16, 2024 from approximately 9am-2pm. If you experience an outage with this database during this time, simply try again later.


GW SON/SMHS/GWSPH students, faculty and staff, stop by the Himmelfarb Library's book sale if you plan to be at the Foggy Bottom campus this week!

Himmelfarb's 2023 Book Sale is happening now! Stop in today through Friday at Noon and get a great deal on used medical and health sciences books! Hardcovers - $5, Paperbacks - $2.

Research Guides: GW Libraries Links: Home 05/04/2023

[Updated 5/4/23 at 2pm: our library web services have been restored and should be functioning normally again. However, if you do experience problems, you can attempt the steps described below!]

A known issue at our data center is affecting library e-resources. Technical staff are working towards resolution. We strongly recommend connecting to the GW VPN first before accessing library webpages and databases, including Himmelfarb Library's nursing and medical resources.

Users of the Gelman (main library) website may use the link posted below to access many resources during the website service outage.

Research Guides: GW Libraries Links: Home Direct links to library services and resources for use when the library website if offline.


VSTC Library study spaces remain available for students to work independently throughout the Labor Day holiday (a physical GWorld Card is required for entry).

Library Service desk hours will resume on Tues., 9/6, at 9:30am.


A theoretical nursing class assignment might require a number of research articles written by nurses. Here's how to start:

1. First, always start your research using the library's website, so you can be recognized as a GW user with access to our online journal subscriptions. For the School of Nursing, begin at

2. Under "Popular Resources" or "All Databases," we recommend using CINAHL (a specialized database for topics in nursing).

3. You will be taken to an advanced search screen. Scroll down to see many advanced limiting options. You may want to check the box to limit to Full Text (what's available as immediate PDF download), if your assignment is due soon.

4. Further down, you will see two author checkbox options -- these will let you find articles where the first (primary) author is a nurse, or where any co-author is a nurse.

5. After selecting your preferences, start searching. Be aware that "Select a Field" is a lengthy dropdown menu (search for keywords in the title, abstract, subject heading, etc.). You may need to try several combinations of terms and fields to find relevant articles.

New Bates Physical Exam Videos Available! – Himmelfarb Library News 05/06/2022

Nursing students, take note of the Bates' Physical Exam videos, now available to you via GW's Himmelfarb Library resources!

New Bates Physical Exam Videos Available! – Himmelfarb Library News New Bates Physical Exam Videos Available! Author jltPublished on May 6, 2022May 4, 2022Leave a comment on New Bates Physical Exam Videos Available! Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking is the premier textbook for instruction on physical exam, patient history taking, and assessme...

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