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In addition to the hundreds of free ebooks in various different subjects available on the EBSCO eBook Collection online platform, we have purchased 14 new ebooks which have been carefully selected from the world renowned Doody’s Core Titles 2022 list. Subjects included are: Neuropsychology, Diagnostics, Nursing, Emergency Medicine, Palliative Care, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Clinical Chemistry. The ebooks are all available to read online or download at the library and university campus, or via remote access (only for users from the Medical University – Sofia).

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Until 31 July 2022 we are providing University users with access to Thieme Publishers’ MedOne Education platform. It contains 120 textbooks, over 67000 images available for download, 1000 videos and 1300 questions and answers for self-assessment.

For access through the University Internet network, just click here.

For remote access, please find out more here.  

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The 16th National Library Week “Investing in libraries – investing in the future”, organized by the Bulgarian Library and Information Association, will take place between 9 and 13 May 2022. The campaign traditionally involves many public, school, scientific and academic libraries with diverse events across the whole country.
The Central Medical Library, a member of association, joins the initiative with a series of face-to-face and online activities for its patrons, which will be held as follows: 

Monday 09.05.2022, 11.00-11.45
What?
Presentation of the book “Парчета от живота” by Prof. Zlatimir Kolarov, Chairman of the Society of Doctors Writers (in Bulgarian)
Where? “Creative space” hall (Central library building)

Tuesday 10.05.22, 10.00-10.30 and 14.00-14.30
What? Group tours of the library to get acquainted with its collection and resources (in Bulgarian and English)
Where? Meeting point – “Creative space” hall

Tuesday 10.05.22, 17.00-18.00
What? Online training on the use of the e-journals platform Springer Link, subscribed by library in 2022.
(in English)
Where? Click here to register for the online meeting

Wednesday 11.05.22 (National day of library and information professionals), all day
What? Open day
Free daily library cards for each new user

Wednesday 11.05.22 (National day of library and information professionals), 17.00-18.00
What? EBSCO online training on using the MEDLINE Complete database (in English)
Where? Click here to join the online meeting

Thursday 12.05.22  11.00-12.00
What?
Face-to-face training “The library’s electronic resources and how to use them effectively for training and research” (in Bulgarian or English,
as required by participants)
Where? “Creative space” hall

Friday 13.05.22 12.00
What? “Reader of the Year” award ceremony.
Announcing the most active library reader, with the most visits in the library since May 2021
Where? “Creative space” hall  

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Join us online on Wednesday 27 April 2022 at 17.00 for a webinar held by ProQuest to learn how to use the library’s collection on the Ebook Central platform to:
     • Discover relevant titles
     • Utilize online reader and bookshelf functionalities
     • Perform downloads

Target audience: students and faculty staff of the Medical University – Sofia.
Duration: 45 minutes plus 15 minutes for Q&As.
Trainer: Daniela Cason, Senior Training and Consulting Partner at ProQuest
About the platform: The Central Medical Library provides access to a collection of 90 permanent and 2800+ open-access medical e-books on ProQuest’s Ebook Central platform. It includes new titles, issued in 2019 to 2021, by world-renowned publishers and is freely available via the University Internet network or via remote access.
No registration is necessary. Click here to join the Webex meeting at 17.00 on Wednesday 27 April.
The webinar will be held in English.  

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The opening of the modern hall will take place on Monday 18 April 2022 at 14.00 in the Central Medical Library.

The new space will host open meetings, discussions, research projects and presentations of new books. The renovation of the hall was carried out with the courtesy and financial support of the biotech pharmaceutical company Roche Bulgaria, which celebrates 125 years since its founding.

The event will be attended by:
• Prof. Lachezar Traykov, MD – Rector of the Medical University of Sofia
• Lyudmila Tomova – Director of the Central Medical Library
• Hesham Sabry – General Manager of Roche Bulgaria

We look forward to seeing you!  

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In 2022 we are providing access to the e-journals of the world-renowned publishing houses Springer and Oxford University Press. Our list of e-resources has been enhanced with additional information and LibGuides to each online platform >>> http://cml.mu-sofia.bg/CML/page120.html

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Thanks to the support of the Bulgarian Information Consortium, all our readers have the opportunity to use free journals and books published by Bentham Science until 31 May 2022. The online resources of the website www.eurekaselect.com are accessed through the library’s internet network.

About the publisher

Bentham Science is a scholarly publisher of peer-reviewed print and online journals. The Bentham Science catalog consists of over 130 journals and includes titles that are indexed in databases such as: Science Citation Index®, Journal Citation Reports, MEDLINE/Index Medicus, PubMed, Scopus, Chemical Abstracts, EMBASE and others. Some of the titles with high impact factor are: Current Neuropharmacology (Impact Factor: 7.36), Current Medicinal Chemistry (Impact Factor: 4.53) и Current Gene Therapy (Impact Factor: 4.39). See the full list of journals here!

Bentham Science Book also has an e-book platform, which offers a variety of manuals, monographs, reference books and textbooks for readers seeking knowledge in multidisciplinary fields or specific fields such as science, technology, medicine, social science and humanities.

Some of the publisher’s most popular books are:
Orthodontic Biomechanics: Treatment of Complex Cases Using Clear Aligner
Contemporary Scleral Lenses: Theory and Application
A Blueprint for the Hard Problem of Consciousness
Redefining University Leadership for the 21st Century
Next-Generation Sequencing and Sequence Data Analysis
Reading content online is not restricted during trial access, but downloading book content is limited to only 5 chapters per book, for all library users, for the entire trial access period.
For remote access see here.  

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The Central Medical Library received 90 new e-books as part of a donation made by the biotech pharmaceutical company Roche Bulgaria, on the occasion of its 125 anniversary.

The e-books include selected titles in Clinical, Preclinical Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Health Care. These are all new titles, issued in 2019 to 2021, by world-renowned publishers and available to access on the online platform of ProQuest eBook Central. Access is open for all students, faculty and staff of the Medical University of Sofia directly via the University Internet network or via remote access, provided by the Central Medical Library. External users can access them in the library’s computer hall or on their own devices using the WIFI network in the building.

Find out more:
Libguide to ProQuest eBook Central
E-Books full list
Remote access to our databases 

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Thanks to the support of the Bulgarian Information Consortium, all our readers are provided with free trial access to some of Taylor & Francis’ e-books until 31 January 2022.
The titles in the collection covering the fields of medicine, technologies, physics etc. are under the CRC Press logo, while those in the fields of humanities and social sciences are under the Routledge logo.
You can access the platform directly via the University Internet network.
For remote access, please see here.  

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ClinicalKey Student is an interactive educational platform which supports learning by providing access to a variety of tools and trusted medical content:

medical books from over 40 specialties, such as Gray’s Anatomy and Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine
videos
images
brief summaries of complex medical conditions

Access is provided by the Central Medical Library for all Medical University of Sofia students and faculty and can be used with an individual registration at www.clinicalkey.com/student/ by using your university email account domain (...mu-sofia.bg).
For remote access, please click here.

Quick start guide for students
Quick start guide for faculty 

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If you are a first year student at the Medical University of Sofia, come and join us in a tour of the Central Medical Library to find out more about the resources and services you can make use of during your studies.

Schedule:

29.10.2021 (Friday) – 10.00 and 16.00.

02.11.2021 (Tuesday) - 10.00 and 16.00.

The duration of a group visit is 20-30 minutes and includes;

• Getting to know the types of library and information services and resources – what’s available and how to use it.
• Tour in the library building – Information Desk, Reading Halls and Loans Office, Computer Hall, the Information Management department
• Readers’ rights and obligations
• Registration for new students (please bring your certified student ID card and your passport/ Bulgarian ID card)

Groups are limited to 10 students at a time and anti-epidemic measures will be strictly observed. All visitors must have a valid document for either a vaccination against COVID-19, or that they have suffered from it, or corresponding results from a valid test.

No pre-booking is necessary but please note that if there are more than 10 students in a group, you may be asked to join in later. 

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Access to our premises is limited to users and staff who have a valid document for either a vaccination against COVID-19, or that they have suffered from it, or corresponding results from a valid test.
Find out all the details in our Health and Safety Regulations.

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Due to the latest anti-epidemic measures as outlined in Regulations № РК36 - 2814/20.10.2021 issued by the Rector of the Medical University, all face-to-face services in the Central Medical Library are discontinued as of Thursday 21 October 2021 until arrangements are made to accommodate the Regulations of article 31 of Decree № РД-01- 856/ 19.10.2021 by the Minister of Health.
We apologize for the inconvenience! Watch this space for further information and news.

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Don’t miss out! We are providing temporary access to some of the richest collections of journals and e-books in Medicine worldwide:
ProQuest Health Research Premium Collection – indexing over 6,000 scholarly journals, dissertations and other evidence-based resources, most of which are available in full text. Includes significant journals such as BMJ, Lancet, New England Journal of Medicine etc. from renowned publishers like BMJ, Nature, Springer, Sage, Elsevier, LWW/ Walters Kluwer, Oxford, Cambridge etc.
ProQuest eBook Central – over 17,000 e-books which can be read online or downloaded (an individual registration is necessary for the latter). Initial personal account registration on the platform via the University network allows you to access eBook Central afterwards wherever you are

Take advantage of this great opportunity by 12 November!

Access is available:
• from any computer on campus, via the University Internet network (just click on the links above)
• via remote access – find out how here.

We look forward to your feedback regarding how useful ProQuest databases are to you. Please get in touch by emailing library@cml.mu-sofia.bg

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Our library is now equipped with a modern machine for UV disinfection of print documents – "Book Sterilizer SK-8000", which provides effective protection against parasites, pathogenic bacteria and viruses, including COVID-19. Ultraviolet sterilization is highly effective and harmless to the human body, the environment and to paper documents.

The machine’s UV lamps are positioned so that they can disinfect up to 6 books simultaneously in just 30 seconds. Dust is removed from documents by high air pressure and strong air flow.

Because of COVID-19 measures, so far we had to place all library documents under a three-day quarantine before they could be arranged back on shelves and re-provided for use. Thanks to this new piece of equipment, printed documents can be made available to another reader immediately, and both patrons and staff can feel safer.  

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The official platform partner and licensing distributor for these digital collections – Impelsys, provides the opportunity for MU-Sofia staff and students to take advantage of the resources provided by some of the world’s foremost experts in the respected area of professional medical education.
You can access the platforms by 30 June 2021 in the library computer hall or remotely.  

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● Books: A collection of over 100 constantly updated books on medicine
● Drugs: information on a number of drugs, their use, contraindications, etc.
● Multimedia: videos showing various procedures; animations and images; interactive and 3D visualisations of the human body
● Cases: resources for specific clinical cases
● Study Tools: flashcards and self-preparation tests
  
You can use AccessMedicine by 15 July in the library computer room or via remote access

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The Lancet, a leading independent medical journal issued since 1823 has developed into a series of different stand-alone periodicals such as Health for children and adolescents, Diabetes and endocrinology, Gastroenterology and hepatology, Hematology, HIV, Psychiatry, Respiratory medicine, Rheumatology.

Find out how to gain access through the Central Medical Library.  

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● All staff, visitors and readers must observe a physical distance of 1.5 m and must wear a mask while in the building.

● Hand sanitising is compulsory for all entering the building.

● Readers can be seated only in the designated areas: Reading hall 1, Reading hall 2 and the Computer hall.

● The maximum number of readers who can be seated in the designated areas is up to 50% of the standard hall capacity.

● All used library documents must be left by readers at the designated place for storage and kept there for 3 days under quarantine. After this period, librarians will place the documents back on shelves so they can be accessed by other readers.

● Open hours are: Monday-Friday, 08.15-16.00.


All rules and measures are available here. Please do not visit the Library if you have any flu-like symptoms (e.g. high temperature, cough, sneezing etc.)!

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