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On-Site Instruction in Our Nation’s Capital

Posted by on July 24th, 2017 Posted in: Blog


Last week I had the pleasure of co-instructing at the District of Columbia, Department of Health (DC DOH) with Gisela Butera from George Washington University’s Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library.  As the partner library for the department, Himmelfarb provides document delivery as well as instruction to DC DOH.  The training session covered topics including: how to search PubMed for PHDL articles, access Cochrane Library, CABI Global Health and STAT!Ref.  Mendeley, an easy to use free citation management tool, was also covered.  Participants were active and engaged throughout the sessions and by the end of the first day one participant had already ordered an article via Loansome Doc!

With the support of the senior leaders and project team at DC DOH, the digital library was brought on in conjunction with a program initative by DC DOH Director, LaQuandra S. Nesbitt, MD, MPH: the 3 Rs; “Read, Research, Recommend”.  DC DOH encourages workers to bring evidence to their work wherever possible. Participants got to see the advantages of having access to the digital library and were able to complete searches relevant to their work.

The PHDL exists to shorten the time needed to find and access research, provide quality resources that would not be available otherwise, and thereby enable public health workers to operate more efficiently and focus on the programs and projects at hand.  I look forward to collaborating with more members of the PHDL program and partner libraries to deliver valuable on-site instruction.  In the meantime, if you are wanting to a quick jump into how to access PHDL articles using your search results from PubMed, please register for  the quick starter course and keep an eye out for future courses on additional e-resources in the collection.

Public Health Digital L ibrary Quick Starter Course

If you seek guidance on the other resources or have some questions about how to use them please consider registering for one of the upcoming drop-in sesssions.

Public Health Digital Library Drop-In Session

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