How to find and order books, journals, theses

Choose one of the three types of the search:

Browse Index:

  1. Choose one criterion for choice: author, title, key words etc.
  2. Type the phrase you search, for example family name of the author
  3. You can limit the search according to the type of the document, for example books

After you click search, you will see the list of the materials (books, journals, etc.) available in the Library where the phrase you have entered stands as author or title or key word etc. After that you will proceed to the bibliographical description.

Simple Search:

The search itself is similar to Browse Index mode, but

  1. The programme picks up the word(s) entered from anywhere in the field
  2. The programme will show immediately the  bibliographic descriptions. Information about the availability of the materials you are looking for goes together with the description.

Please note that looking for instance for a book titled Vademecum NATO, with Browse Index mode you have to enter exactly “vademecum nato” to retrieve it. With Simple Search mode, you can just enter “nato”, and your Vademecum NATO (Brussels : NATO Office of Information and Press, 2001) will surely be retrieved, but with the other 161 items which have „nato” phrase in the title.

Advanced Search:

You can add more details:

  1. Search according to 2-3 criteria supported by the conjunctions such as and, or, not.
  2. Choose date of publication if you are looking for the book in this time period
  3. Limit the search to the particular language or type of the document (for example books, journals...)
  4. Choose the number of results on the page

As a result of the search you will receive a list of bibliographic descriptions or list of titles with descriptions. Every description has a link to the list of the items. In order to order or reserve the given book, you have to click on it.

If all items are borrowed and you are already registered in the Library, you can order the items that are labeled as available or reserve the given book. It will be put on a hold for you, and you will be notified when it is returned.

Actions of ordering and borrowing are workable only after a successful log-in. In order to do so you have to use your 1) login and 2) password. The first one is the number of your library card or your student ID number which is preceded by the combination 02200 (cf. login: 0220012345). The second one during your first log-in consists of your day (two digits) and month (two digits) of birth together with three first letters of your surname (cf. password: 041104abc). We want you to change the password after the first log-in (my account – account details – change password).


Logged-in user has a possibility of creation own bibliographic collections.

  1. Add description to the Cart
  2. Select from the top menu Collections
  3. Then from the left menu select User and tap Add collection
  4. Type any name of the collection and tap Add descriptions to the cart
  5. Tap on Add collection

Descriptions from the cart can be transferred by clicking at Add to collection, new or existing.
These collections can be printed or sent via e-mail. When choosing to print or send select whether you want to have full description or only the list.

If you have any problems, feel free to ask for help :)

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or contact your librarian on the premises, and we will help you.

Extension of the loan period is possible only 7 days before the initial return date. This possibility is going to be active till the initial return date of the given item. Books return date can be renewed twice. All of the renewals are counted, not only self-executed. The renewal is going to be provided for the same period as the item was borrowed; in the case of books issued by the circulation desk – for one month. The procedure can be started only after successful logging to the library catalogue.


  1. Enter the bookmark Orders, under the book description there will be a key: EXTEND.
    If the process is done correctly, there will be a message: EXTENSION WAS MADE CORRECTLY. RETURN DATE WAS EXTENDED BY X DAYS.
  2. The given book can have only two extensions. After the limit is reached, the system will show the following message: EXTENSION IS UNAVAILABLE. LIMIT WAS REACHED.
  3. You cannot renew the book that was order by another user. The following message will appear: EXTENTSION IS UNAVAILABLE. THE BOOK IS RESERVED.
  4. Books are extended only 7 days before the return date. The attempts to extent the date prior to that period will result in the following message: EXTENTION IS UNAVAILABLE. TOO EARLY FOR AN EXTENSION.
  5. You cannot renew return dates if you have an expired book or unpaid fee for not returning items on time. The following message will appear: EXTENSION IS UNAVAILABLE. YOU HAVE AN UNRETURNED ITEM. EXTENSION IS UNAVAILABLE YOU HAVE AN UNPAID FEE.

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Medical journals at Lazarski

The basic source of the medical scientific publications is PubMed database, created by National Institutes of Health (USA). It consists of internet archive (repositorium) of the articles from the PubMed Central (PMC) biomedical journals, which enlist more than 4 million articles in the full text form. What is more, the search also checks the commercial servers of the medical periodicals. The results of the search can be sorted by number of different criteria. After choosing a specific article, you can see the detailed bibliographic description as well as abstract. You can also find links to the publisher website (full text links). If the article selected was published by the publisher which is subscribed to by the Library (for example SpringerLink – because we are beneficiaries of the national license), we can open the full article in both html and pdf formats. 

When using PubMed you should select free full text option on the left side of the window. The results of the search will be a full-text article marked as Free PMC or Free. The latter do not comes from the PMC repositorium – they are usually published online Open Aaccess publications, that is accessible for freeon the Internet. Most of those publications include valuable materials recognized in the international bibliographies.

Likewise, for example, in bibliography you can select the option Sources (that is titles of periodicals or books), and next select the Subject area, like Medicine. You will receive ca. 13,000 results. But if you click the option Display only Open Access journals, the number or results will be ca. 1,300. Additionally, you can organize the results of the search not only alphabetically but also according to the specific details of the SCOPUS bibliography. For example, after selecting CiteScore as a criterion for organization, you will receive the list of periodicals organized according to the number of citations that every article received. Click on the title of the given journal. The option View all the documents will enable the view of the articles. Selecting the View at the publisher option you will be redirected to the full text. In the case of the publications that are not in the Open Access, you will receive the full text only when the journal licenced to this University, that is a license (national, consortial or institutional) has been obtained by the Library.