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07/04/2019
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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!

The VSTC Library will be closed for business on July 4th, but our website and databases are open 24/7 at library.gwu.edu...
07/02/2019

The VSTC Library will be closed for business on July 4th, but our website and databases are open 24/7 at library.gwu.edu for your holiday needs.

This PBS Newshour article illustrates the importance of thinking critically about the published studies you encounter in...
06/25/2019
Smartphones aren’t making millennials grow horns. Here’s how to spot a bad study

This PBS Newshour article illustrates the importance of thinking critically about the published studies you encounter in your research. Junk science can masquerade as a provocative discovery, and get broadcast widely and quickly even in otherwise credible sources.

Using the recent cellphone use "horns" example that generated viral headlines, the article discusses clues to consider in evaluating the validity of a study's methodology and conclusions.

The “millennials are growing horns” study is flawed, and its journal has launched an internal review. Can you spot the study's six major problems?

Library staff will be out of the office today, 6/12 due to illness. For immediate assistance, contact the Gelman Library...
06/12/2019
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Library staff will be out of the office today, 6/12 due to illness. For immediate assistance, contact the Gelman Library below (or Himmelfarb Library at (202) 994-2962 if you are in a School of Medicine program).
https://library.gwu.edu/help/reference/ask-us

For questions that are not time-sensitive, you may also send us an email and staff will get back to you as soon as possible: https://library.gwu.edu/virginia

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

06/09/2019

Due to staff illness, the VSTC Library desk will be closed for business on Mon., 6/10. We apologize for any inconvenience. Students with GWorld cards may access library study space and pick up books on hold.

A three-day Python programming camp open to all GWorld cardholders will take place at the Gelman Library on the main cam...
06/03/2019
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A three-day Python programming camp open to all GWorld cardholders will take place at the Gelman Library on the main campus in DC from July 10-12. For more details and the registration link, visit: https://library.gwu.edu/news-events/events/python-camp

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

GW nursing and health sciences students will want to take note of changes coming to PubMed full-text links to Himmelfarb...
06/03/2019
PubMed Linking: Changes

GW nursing and health sciences students will want to take note of changes coming to PubMed full-text links to Himmelfarb Library materials. It will be even easier to see what PDFs are accessible to you through the PubMed database!

https://himmelfarblibrary.wordpress.com/2019/06/03/pubmed-linking-changes/

Changes are coming soon to the PubMed full-text links to Himmelfarb’s collection. Beginning on June 10: Find It @ Himmelfarb links have been upgraded to default to PDF article delivery, if a…

Thanks to our friendly neighborhood Academic Technology staff, the library was able to get the old podium from Classroom...
05/30/2019

Thanks to our friendly neighborhood Academic Technology staff, the library was able to get the old podium from Classroom #176 after an equipment upgrade rendered it obsolete. We believe in re-purposing things here...so: now introducing our counter-height laptop work table for those who wish to use a standing desk (near library study room #187).

05/26/2019

The VSTC Library front desk and Foundation Center resources will be closed for Memorial Day on Monday, 5/27.

Students with a valid GWord Card may tap into library study space and retrieve any requested materials on hold. Members of the general public and WRLC affiliates will not have access on this date.

Our online resources are available 24/7 at library.gwu.edu -- Nursing and health sciences students should start at himmelfarb.gwu.edu.

05/23/2019

Our five small group study rooms (#183-187 inside the library) are now equipped with whiteboards and are again available for use (first-come, first-serve).

Reminder: group conversation and cell phones/audio are permitted in these study rooms, but kindly keep your sound level low to avoid disturbing your peers in other parts of the library.

05/10/2019

Good luck to our students prepping hard to take tomorrow's MCAT--you got this!

GW users can search our Safari Tech Books database for ebooks on information technology, data analysis, programming, sec...
05/09/2019

GW users can search our Safari Tech Books database for ebooks on information technology, data analysis, programming, security and more!

05/03/2019
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If you're a GW Nursing student preparing to take the NCLEX, you might want to browse the selection of test prep guides available at the VSTC Library (click below to see titles and availability).

SON students graduating from coursework in May and intending to take the NCLEX soon afterwards may still be eligible to check out our books for a short time after this semester--enough time to review your more challenging subjects prior to taking the test. Please stop by the library desk for more assistance.

GW Commencement is fast approaching. Learn about library resources for alumni here: https://library.gwu.edu/resources/re...
04/26/2019
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GW Commencement is fast approaching. Learn about library resources for alumni here: https://library.gwu.edu/resources/resources-for-alumni

VSTC alumni can get an Alumni GWorld Card made by appointment with Enterprise Hall facilities staff (there's no need to travel to the Marvin Center in DC, although that is also an option). See library staff for contact information.

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

Yes, you heard that right: the GW Libraries are taking a less punitive approach by waiving daily overdue fines on most l...
04/22/2019
GW Libraries remove daily fines on most overdue books

Yes, you heard that right: the GW Libraries are taking a less punitive approach by waiving daily overdue fines on most library books, provided they come back to us within a reasonable grace period (fewer than 40 days, provided there are no "wait list" recalls on the items).

Certain items, such as course reserve texts and interlibrary loan books that were generously loaned to us by out-of-area institutions, will have a stricter policy, due to the high demand on those items and the necessity of retaining good interlibrary borrowing relationships with other schools.

We do ask that you continue to honor your books' due dates by returning or renewing your books "on time" to the very best of your ability. It helps us greatly to know which items are still needed and safely still in your possession, especially if another interested student asks us about the availability of those titles. If there is a problem or delay in being able to return an item, please continue to let staff know ASAP so we can keep our services and inventory running smoothly!

Last week, officials removed overdue fines for most GW Libraries books in circulation that are fewer than 40 days overdue.

Marking this sad day for Parisian (and world!) cultural history. Even a quick tour through our library databases reminds...
04/15/2019
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Marking this sad day for Parisian (and world!) cultural history. Even a quick tour through our library databases reminds us of how much historical, literary, architectural, religious, and social impact one structure can have.

GW users can click the link below for photographs of Notre Dame's architectural details from our Artstor database (using the advanced search options to limit by location):

Happy 30th birthday to the World Wide Web. Just for fun, here's an early snapshot of GW's home page from Oct. 31, 1996, ...
03/12/2019
The George Washington University Home Page

Happy 30th birthday to the World Wide Web. Just for fun, here's an early snapshot of GW's home page from Oct. 31, 1996, via the Wayback Machine:

https://web.archive.org/web/19961031191252/http://www.gwu.edu/

Through these pages we hope to provide an array of information services to students, faculty, parents, future students, future parents, alumni and general web browsers. Please feel free to contact us at [email protected]">[email protected] if there are any items you would like to see added to the University Web structur...

Tues., March 26th: an in-person Python workshop will be held at the GW main campus in DC (Gelman Library; free to GWorld...
03/11/2019
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Tues., March 26th: an in-person Python workshop will be held at the GW main campus in DC (Gelman Library; free to GWorld cardholders). Click below for more details, no RSVP is necessary:
https://library.gwu.edu/news-events/events/programming-python-6

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

03/09/2019

Daylight savings reminder (Sun. 3/10, 2am): turn your clocks AHEAD and lose 1 hour of reading (oh, pooh!).

03/08/2019

The VSTC Library service desk will be operating on normal business hours during GW Spring Break.

Calling our multi-talented GW nursing and health sciences students, staff, and faculty...contact the Himmelfarb Library ...
03/02/2019

Calling our multi-talented GW nursing and health sciences students, staff, and faculty...contact the Himmelfarb Library if you are interested in participating in their art show!

"You can treat wounds with medicines, but art is medicine for the soul." ~Sergei Dubnitsky

Art show submission begin TODAY!

02/18/2019
Our new group study rooms are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis, 24/7 (for current GWorld cardholder...
02/15/2019

Our new group study rooms are available for use on a first-come, first-served basis, 24/7 (for current GWorld cardholders). Please note that the rooms are not yet completely outfitted--whiteboards will be added in a future phase.

General Policies:
Talking and audiovisual are permitted in the study rooms--but please maintain a low volume out of courtesy for others in the library. Our walls are thin. Staff reserves the right to relocate loud groups if we receive noise complaints.

Groups of 2 or more have priority in Rooms 183-186. Individuals may use those rooms for study or teleconferencing when the library is not busy.

Groups of 4 or more are welcome to use Room 187, which is configured as a larger group meeting space. Individuals and smaller groups should not use that room without prior approval, due to our space limitations. Faculty, staff, and graduate students may reserve #187 for official business by contacting the library staff at least 2 business days in advance. We are currently not taking undergrad reservations, except arrangements through your academic department personnel.

Light snacks and covered beverages are welcome. Full meals (including soup, salad, and sandwiches) and especially fast food are not permitted in order to keep our spaces clean and insect-free for everyone; eat messy foods outside of the library and return to us when you are done.

Our Quiet Space room across from the library service desk is still available 24/7 for silent study, except when reserved for exams or instruction (no group study is permitted).

If you have questions about library room policies, library staff would be happy to assist.

02/06/2019

There will be a power/lighting outage in the VSTC Library Thursday morning (Feb. 7) to allow our facilities staff to safely work on a light fixture. We expect this to take place sometime between 8-10am.

The library will be open to GWorld cardholders and accessible to visitors during our normal business hours; natural light is available towards the back of the library while work is being conducted.

02/04/2019

VSTC Library will experience noise disruptions on Monday, Feb. 4th (scheduled furniture disassembly and moving services), and our small study rooms will not be available that day.

The library will remain open for business; for quieter study, we would recommend using the computer lab down the hall in Room 170 or another alternate location.

02/01/2019

Yes, the VSTC Library is operating on a normal business schedule today (Friday 2/1), to the best of our current knowledge. Roads around campus are coated and slick in places where they have not been treated previously--use caution and common sense if driving in.

The VSTC Library is closed today (1/21) in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but all of our online resources are...
01/21/2019
Research Guides: Databases by Subject Area and A-Z: Subject Areas

The VSTC Library is closed today (1/21) in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but all of our online resources are available 24/7 at library.gwu.edu.

Library study space is accessible to current GWorld cardholders, and GW students with requested books on hold may enter the library to pick them up.

We encourage our GW community to take some time today to explore our scholarly databases and learn about Dr. King's legacy and the history and continuing impact--and continuing struggles--of the civil rights movement: https://libguides.gwu.edu/databases

Research databases are available off-campus to members of the GWU community only and have terms of use. Selected databases are available to alumni.

Staff has just finished processing some new nursing-related books that arrived in this morning's delivery (thanks to our...
01/17/2019

Staff has just finished processing some new nursing-related books that arrived in this morning's delivery (thanks to our friends at the Himmelfarb Library for adding these to our collection!).

These items are displayed on our New Books shelf and are all available for checkout on a first-come, first-served basis.

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to get more organized, there are numerous free online templates to assist you w...
01/14/2019
Excel Templates, Calendars, Calculators and Spreadsheets by Vertex42

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to get more organized, there are numerous free online templates to assist you with managing your school and work assignments, budgets, health, and even hobbies. Here's just one (publicly available) site with an Excel template for practically any any situation you can imagine: https://www.vertex42.com/

Excel templates, calendars, calculators, spreadsheets, and other Excel solutions for business, home, and educational use.

GW classes are cancelled for Monday, Jan. 14th due to inclement weather. The VSTC Library and other campus offices will ...
01/14/2019
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GW classes are cancelled for Monday, Jan. 14th due to inclement weather. The VSTC Library and other campus offices will be closed for business; current students may access library study space with an active GWorld card (if you intend to drive to the campus, please be very careful on the roads!).

12/26/2018

Reminder: Enterprise Hall building and Library holiday access policy -- GW Security will be staffing Enterprise Hall 24/7 during the holiday break. Building admittance will be by active GWorld Card *only* (if you cannot present your card, you will be turned away--no exceptions for current students).

Other campus buildings (Innovation, Discovery, etc.) will be closed, excepting prior arrangements made with security for official events or business reasons.

If you are returning your library books to our book drop during the break, remember to bring your GWorld ID to get into the building!!!!

The VSTC Library is closed for Winter Break, and staff will return to the office on Jan. 2, 2019. GWorld cardholders onl...
12/23/2018

The VSTC Library is closed for Winter Break, and staff will return to the office on Jan. 2, 2019. GWorld cardholders only may continue to tap into library study space throughout the break.

12/21/2018

Enterprise Hall building and Library holiday access policy: GW Security will be staffing Enterprise Hall 24/7 during the holiday break. Building admittance will be by active GWorld Card *only* (if you cannot present your card, you will be turned away--no exceptions for current students).

Other campus buildings (Innovation, Discovery, etc.) will be closed, excepting prior arrangements made with security for official events or business reasons.

If you are returning your library books to our book drop during the break, remember to bring your GWorld ID to get into the building!!!! Library staff will not be onsite to assist you from Dec. 22-Jan. 1.

12/19/2018

Congratulations on wrapping up another semester at GW! Don't forget to return any library books that are coming due, now that you're done with exams. You can drop items off at the VSTC Library 24/7, even through the holiday: look on the wall to your left BEFORE ENTERING the library for our convenient book drop slot.

Items returned during the break won't be updated in your online account until Jan. 2nd when staff return to the office (this is normal, and any overdue fines will be adjusted for the days the library is closed; please give staff extra time for processing upon reopening).

The VSTC Library will be staffed through our normal business hours ending at 6pm on Friday, 12/21; if you have any questions, concerns, returns/fine payments, or other time-sensitive library business, please stop by or contact us before this weekend!

Address

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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