Medical Library

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The OPBG's Medical Library stores and catalogues the most important information resources available on Internet, and facilitates their usability.

The library offers users, in all the facilities, information technology tools designed to improve and increase OPBG physician and healthcare worker's training, background and skills. It contributes to the advancement of knowledge on human health, and to quality improvement of scientific publications and performs as a consultation function, one of the most characteristic elements of the service.

The Library houses over 6,500 digital periodicals with a large range of subjects, and important library reference databases such as: Medline, Web of Science, the Journal Citation Report, the Cochrane Library, BNF for Children, Best Practice furnished by BMJ Evidence Centre, OECD Health Statistics and ProQuest. It also offers databases specifically for nursing such as Cinahl Plus and the Joanna Briggs Institute; resource management services, including Refworks and EndNote, and online dictionaries and books.

The library provides technology sourcing: LinkSource provides procurement solutions for full-text access to publications directly from search databases; CLAS manages the entire contents of the library including material from remote servers subject to authentication and in compliance with laws regulating copyrights in force, (Law No. 633 dated 22 April, 1941 and amendments).

It provides users with resources not available in the library's catalogue through the Document Delivery service, DOCLINE, an automated interlibrary loan request routing and referral system, and NILDE (Network Inter-Library Document Exchange).

It offers its users information, orientation and support in library searches and organizes training courses.

It is part of the Ministry of Health sponsored BIBLIOSAN: a network that provides practical and efficient scientific information services through sharing and building up documented resources.

Operating hours
Monday – Thursday, 9:00 am -6:00 pm, Friday 9:00 am - 4:00
Tel: +39 06-68592357, Fax +39 06 68593867


The library also has a facebook page where it publishes news and updates.