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If your instructor wants you to use APA style, 7th edition for your assignments, you can refer to Himmelfarb Library's u...
01/27/2020
Research Guides: APA Citation Style, 7th edition: APA

If your instructor wants you to use APA style, 7th edition for your assignments, you can refer to Himmelfarb Library's updated online guide.

Be aware that free citation generators that you might find via Google might not yet reflect important changes from APA 6th to the brand-new 7th. It will take time for many general websites to transition fully (and accurately!), so we always recommend consulting official resources.

The VSTC Library keeps a print copy of the 7th edition guide permanently on our Reference shelf next to study room 184. Students are welcome to use this copy in-library and return it to the shelf when done.

A guide to help users create citations using APA (American Psychological Association) style, 7th edition.

Browse Himmelfarb's library book sale next week at their main campus location in Ross Hall.Note: entrance to Ross Hall i...
01/24/2020
Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library

Browse Himmelfarb's library book sale next week at their main campus location in Ross Hall.

Note: entrance to Ross Hall is limited to current GWorld cardholders affiliated with GW medical school programs; our SON, pre-med, and other health sciences students are most certainly welcome!

Check out Himmelfarb Library's annual booksale next week - Jan 29-31!

Our new, updated copies of the APA style manual, 7th edition have arrived! (Confirm with your instructors whether they p...
01/10/2020

Our new, updated copies of the APA style manual, 7th edition have arrived! (Confirm with your instructors whether they prefer you to use the 6th or 7th edition this term.)

Checkout is on a first-come, first-served basis. See staff for help. Three circulating copies are available, and a fourth will remain in non-circulating reference next to study room #184 (this copy will stay in the library 24/7 for onsite use).

12/20/2019

The GW Libraries will be closed for business December 21 - January 1.

VSTC Library study rooms are available through the break to current students. An active GWorld Card is required to access Enterprise Hall.

Important: no trash will be collected from the library during the break! Kindly take any food trash with you when you leave to prevent a vile stench prior to staff's return on January 2.

12/12/2019

**Updated schedule: GW will be closed Monday, Dec. 23 for OUR GW Day** The VSTC Library will be staffed during our normal weekday business hours (9:30am-6pm) through Friday, December 20, for your pre-holiday informational and book returning needs.

Items returned to our book drop during Winter intercession (Dec. 21-Jan. 2) will appear on your library account until staff return to the office and check in the items. Do not be alarmed if you receive automated overdue notices for books you've dropped off. You will not be penalized for the days the library is closed for business.

The GW Undergraduate Review (GWUR) is expanding opportunities for publishing undergraduate research in their academic jo...
12/10/2019
GW Undergraduate Review Provides Support System for Student Researchers

The GW Undergraduate Review (GWUR) is expanding opportunities for publishing undergraduate research in their academic journal. The submission deadline is January 31 for the Spring 2020 issue.

Condensed research overviews will give more students the opportunity to submit their work for publication this spring.

12/09/2019

There's still time to donate healthy canned or boxed food to the GW food pantry drive! Items can be dropped off at the box across from the library service desk, Enterprise Hall #179, by noon this Wednesday, Dec. 11. A collection box will also be available at the VSTC staff holiday party on Dec. 11.

Other requested items: bath products, Aldi gift cards

Nursing students, take note: a selection of NCLEX test prep guides is available immediately for checkout. Browse by call...
12/05/2019

Nursing students, take note: a selection of NCLEX test prep guides is available immediately for checkout. Browse by call number beginning with RT 55, or stop by the library desk for directions!

Preparing for a technical certification exam? Want some training or a refresher on software or career development topics...
12/05/2019
Your Lynda.com account has been upgraded to LinkedIn Learning | GW Information Technology | The George Washington University

Preparing for a technical certification exam? Want some training or a refresher on software or career development topics? GW students and affiliates can access self-paced video tutorials in LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda), using their GW single sign-on information.

Your Lynda.com account has been upgraded to LinkedIn Learning to help fuel your lifetime of learning and professional development. Log in to LinkedIn Learning to explore. Log in to Linked in Learning

12/04/2019

VSTC Library holiday donation drive for The Store (GW's food pantry helping over 500 food insecure members of the GW community). Look for the donation box across from the library service desk, from today (12/4) through noon on Wed., 12/11.

Items needed:
Healthy canned goods, pasta and other non-perishable food
Bath items such as soap, deodorant, shampoo, etc.
Aldi gift cards that will go towards weekly produce runs at Aldi

Pricey textbooks shouldn't stand in the way of education. GW Libraries and Academic Innovation supports the transition t...
12/03/2019
GivingTuesday 2019 at GW - The George Washington University

Pricey textbooks shouldn't stand in the way of education. GW Libraries and Academic Innovation supports the transition to open and affordable textbooks. This GivingTuesday, make a difference by supporting the Top Textbooks program. #TextBookBroke

Q: When should I request library books that I'll need to (or want to) use over Winter break?A: Now!!!As we move closer t...
12/02/2019
GW Libraries at the George Washington University | GW Libraries

Q: When should I request library books that I'll need to (or want to) use over Winter break?

A: Now!!!

As we move closer to the winter holidays, it becomes more difficult to get interlibrary loan materials quickly. Our library partners operate with reduced hours and staff, books get delayed in shipping due to increased mail volume, and demand increases in anticipation of the Spring semester.

Whether you're looking for coursework information or just something fun to read by the fireside, the earlier you place your requests the better!

Start your search now in the GW Libraries catalog.

11/27/2019

Happy Thanksgiving! The VSTC Library will close for business Nov. 28-29, but our web resources are open 24/7 at library.gwu.edu

We have just added a selection of 14 new-to-us titles in the areas of grantseeking, nonprofit management and philanthrop...
11/25/2019

We have just added a selection of 14 new-to-us titles in the areas of grantseeking, nonprofit management and philanthropy to our collection, thanks to a generous gift from the former Foundation Center library (now Candid) on K St., NW.

For assistance with these and other resources about the nonprofit sector, please see our staff.

Opportunity awaits through the GW Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research.
11/22/2019

Opportunity awaits through the GW Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research.

Hey #GWU! #fellowships & #research experiences are great ways to get ahead in your #careerpath! The Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research helps students and alumni with applying for #researchopportunities & fellowship competitions! https://undergraduate.research.gwu.edu/ #raisehigh #careerdevelopment #careerdevelopmentmonth #career #work #fellow #researchassistant

This Wednesday, Nov. 13th, is Data & GIS Day at the Gelman Library on the GW main campus, with a full day of in-person s...
11/11/2019
GW Libraries at the George Washington University | GW Libraries

This Wednesday, Nov. 13th, is Data & GIS Day at the Gelman Library on the GW main campus, with a full day of in-person sessions to help you build new skills with data and statistical tools. Beginners are welcome!

Visit the event page below to view the full schedule. Sessions are designed to be standalone, so feel free to attend as many or as few as your schedule allows.

GW Libraries at the George Washington University, including the Gelman Library on the Foggy Bottom Campus, Eckles Library at Mount Vernon Campus, and the Virginia Science and Technology Campus Library

Two new print titles were added to our collection today and are available for checkout on our New Books shelves.Professi...
11/08/2019

Two new print titles were added to our collection today and are available for checkout on our New Books shelves.

Professional Nursing: Concepts and Challenges (9th edition)

Metabolic Phenotyping in Personalized and Public Healthcare (graciously donated to us by a GW professor)

Here are some more excellent resources for GW SON and other health sciences students and employees working with topics i...
11/07/2019
Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library

Here are some more excellent resources for GW SON and other health sciences students and employees working with topics in evidence-based medicine. (And if you don't already follow the Himmelfarb Library, you really should!)

Evidence-based healthcare resource whether you're working on basic concepts, clinical application, or advanced analysis!

The Safari Tech Books database (ebooks from O'Reilly) may be temporarily unavailable due to power outages and evacuation...
11/01/2019
GW Libraries at the George Washington University | GW Libraries

The Safari Tech Books database (ebooks from O'Reilly) may be temporarily unavailable due to power outages and evacuations affecting the O'Reilly headquarters in Northern California. If you encounter problems, please try back later..

The Ask Us service may also be able to help you find relevant information another way if O'Reilly resources are down (the contact information is in the link). https://library.gwu.edu/help/reference/ask-us

GW Libraries at the George Washington University, including the Gelman Library on the Foggy Bottom Campus, Eckles Library at Mount Vernon Campus, and the Virginia Science and Technology Campus Library

Here's a useful primer for those in or aspiring to a career in academia with "publish-or-perish" expectations. Invest yo...
09/30/2019
Which Publications Matter at Which Stages of Your Career?

Here's a useful primer for those in or aspiring to a career in academia with "publish-or-perish" expectations. Invest your writing efforts wisely!

It’s hard enough to get a tenure-track job now but your odds are even longer with too many of the wrong kinds of publications.

Several new healthcare titles have arrived this morning. Stop by our New Books shelf to check them out!Rural NursingPres...
09/25/2019

Several new healthcare titles have arrived this morning. Stop by our New Books shelf to check them out!

Rural Nursing

Prescription for the People: An activist's guide to making medicine affordable for all

Mayo Clinic Essential Neurology, 2nd ed.

Non-invasive Ventilation and Weaning: Principles and Practice, 2nd ed.

Infiltrating Healthcare: How Marketing Works Underground to Influence Nurses

09/24/2019

If the library's five study rooms are all occupied, there are some alternate spaces on our floor that may meet your group's needs:

Small groups *may* talk quietly in the main seating area of the library, provided they do are not disruptive to others trying to study. Reminder: our Quiet Space room (180) is reserved for silent study only and is not intended for group conversation.

Room 170: general seating area, with computers and desk space off to the right

Spacious area with tables and soft seating: walk straight down the hallway between the elevators and pass through the wood and glass doors

Breakout rooms in the hallways (177, 178, 100G): these rooms with whiteboards are often used for official business (the library does not manage the scheduling); if you opt to use these rooms without a reservation, you will be bumped if another group has them scheduled.

Open soft seating area (with printer kiosk) between classrooms 175 and 176.

Distance appointments for our online and off-campus students are available with the GW Writing Center via the Zoom onlin...
09/09/2019
Online Students: Appointments | The George Washington University Writing Center | The George Washington University

Distance appointments for our online and off-campus students are available with the GW Writing Center via the Zoom online interface. See more information and book a timeslot here:
https://writingcenter.gwu.edu/online-students-appointments

Exclusively for our SON students, in-person appointments are available at Innovation Hall. Nursing students should visit this link instead: https://writingcenter.gwu.edu/medical-professions-resources

Beginning in Fall 2016, all Writing Center distance appointments will be done through the online interface, Zoom. Distance appointments are available ONLY at our main location in Gelman Library - NOT at our satellite locations.

Several new nursing titles just arrived on our New Books shelf, and they are available for checkout on a first-come, fir...
09/05/2019

Several new nursing titles just arrived on our New Books shelf, and they are available for checkout on a first-come, first-serve basis:

Mosby's Guide to Nursing Diagnosis, 6th ed.

Conceptual Foundations: The Bridge to Professional Nursing Practice

Damage Control in Trauma

DeJong's The Neurologic Examination

The Clinical Practice of Neurological and Neurosurgical Nursing

Healthcare Administration for Patient Safety and Engagement

Don't know where to start with library research as a VSTC student? Browse through the links on this page, and reach out ...
09/03/2019

Don't know where to start with library research as a VSTC student? Browse through the links on this page, and reach out to our staff with any further questions you have.

https://library.gwu.edu/virginia/research

09/01/2019

The VSTC Library will be closed for business on Labor Day, Sept. 2, but you can access our catalog and research databases at library.gwu.edu.

GWorld cardholders may tap into library study space and retrieve books on hold; staff will not be available for in-person assistance.

Take a second to enjoy the outdoors on this Labor Day weekend...like this lovely patch of blue mistflowers near Enterpri...
08/30/2019

Take a second to enjoy the outdoors on this Labor Day weekend...like this lovely patch of blue mistflowers near Enterprise Hall.

You can easily print to our on-campus kiosks from your own mobile devices: send jobs to the cloud from anywhere, then st...
08/29/2019
Colonial Printing | The George Washington University

You can easily print to our on-campus kiosks from your own mobile devices: send jobs to the cloud from anywhere, then stop by a printing kiosk when convenient (you are only charged for the jobs you release). Visit the Colonial Printing website below to download the needed drivers, and for more information about GW printing.

https://printing.gwu.edu/

Colonial Printing is a cloud-based, wireless printing service enabling you to print from anywhere on or off campus, and even from your smartphone or tablet. Simply send your print job to the cloud and visit any kiosk on campus to print your document.Learn how to print from:Your ComputerComputer LabY...

Welcome (or welcome back), students! If you would like a one-on-one or small study group tutorial (or refresher) on libr...
08/27/2019

Welcome (or welcome back), students!

If you would like a one-on-one or small study group tutorial (or refresher) on library electronic resources, including the Himmelfarb Library's medical resources for nursing and pre-med programs, please contact our staff member. Appointments are preferred; drop-ins are perfectly OK but subject to staff availability.

https://library.gwu.edu/virginia

New for fall semester, every registered student receives a $30 printing credit for the 2019-2020 academic year. Printing...
08/26/2019
Printing Credits | Colonial Printing | The George Washington University

New for fall semester, every registered student receives a $30 printing credit for the 2019-2020 academic year. Printing kiosks are available in the library and just down the hall in the seating area next to Classroom #175.

The pricing structure is:
B&W single sided: $.09 per side
B&W double sided: $.06 per side
Color (single and double sided): *cost reduced* $.32 per side

If you exhaust your printing credits, it is possible to add funds to your account; library staff can walk you through the process.

More information: https://printing.gwu.edu/credits

New this semester, a $30 printing credit for the 2019-2020 academic year is allocated to each enrolled GW student! Swipe your GWorld card at a printing kiosk starting August 26, 2019, and the credit will be available in your Wepa account. The credits ensure you can affordably print required class ma...

07/26/2019

Our staff member has received multiple library user complaints recently about overwhelmingly strong personal fragrances (perfumes, colognes, etc.) in our study areas that have disrupted others' attempts to work and concentrate.

A gentle reminder: if you choose to wear scented products, be aware that airborne fragrance molecules may become super-concentrated in enclosed areas on campus (including the library suite, classrooms, group breakout rooms, and shared restrooms). They can also spread through hallways and vents to other parts of the building. The chemicals can linger for hours, long after the wearer departs.

Many of your peers (as our staff has been learning) are affected by asthma, allergies, and other medical conditions that make it uncomfortable--or even unbearable--to breathe around strong fragrances. Most are reluctant to risk confrontation by directly voicing their concerns, so it often remains an invisible problem (until someone finally complains to staff). We want to accommodate everyone needing to work and study here, to the best of our ability. However, staff can't open library windows to get more ventilation, and our fans can only do so much.

Please, be kind with your fragrances (male, female and unisex formulas alike). It will help a lot of fellow classmates and the GW employees that are here to serve you.

On the flip side, if you are bothered by a strong odor that is impacting your ability to work in our spaces, please let staff know so we can attempt to accommodate your needs.

07/17/2019

Innovation Hall may not have working air conditioning right now, but we do! Please feel free to visit the library in Enterprise Hall 179--there's space to accommodate employees and students needing a cooler place to work for the day.

07/04/2019
wrlc-gwu.primo.exlibrisgroup.com

Public speeches have long been a part of Independence Day festivities, especially in the 19th and early 20th centuries. To explore this grand history using our library catalog, use the following strategy:

Use the Advanced Search option.
On the dropdown menus in the first search field, select "Subject" and "is (exact)"
Then, type this subject term into the text field: Fourth of July Orations

You will retrieve a list of speeches recorded for posterity from past American luminaries, including Daniel Webster, Frederick Douglass, Woodrow Wilson, and George Washington Adams (son of John Quincy Adams). There are also some surprises, such as "An oration, delivered by permission, on board the Nassau Prison-ship" by an anonymous American seaman prisoner in 1814.

To view this search in action, click below:

https://wrlc-gwu.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/discovery/search?query=sub,exact,%20Fourth%20Of%20July%20Orations,AND&tab=CentralIndex&search_scope=CentralIndex&sortby=date_d&vid=01WRLC_GWA:live&mode=advanced&offset=0

Wishing you and yours a happy and safe July 4th!

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44983 Knoll Sq
Ashburn, VA
20147

GW's Inter-Campus Shuttle Service from the Foggy-Bottom Campus (Requires a GW card to ride), WFC Express (GW Students/Faculty and Staff ride free with GWorld card, $2.00 general public). https://virginia.gwu.edu/shuttles

General information

This location operates as a small satellite branch of the George Washington University Library system. We are not affiliated with the Loudoun County Public Library system. Non-GW visitors, including WRLC Consortium-affiliated students, are welcome Monday - Friday between 9:30am-6:00pm to conduct library research or access Foundation Center grantseeking databases. Current GW students and staff may access library study space 24/7 with a valid GWorld Card. GW Alumni must obtain a GWorld Alumni Card from a GWorld Office location to enable 24/7 VSTC Library access; GW alumni who do not possess an alumni card are welcome to visit during the library's regular weekday business hours.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 18:00
Thursday 09:30 - 18:00
Friday 09:30 - 18:00

Telephone

(571) 553-8230

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