Medical Library

The Medical Library at BAU is located on the 6th floor in Hariri Building. The Library is considered a cornerstone in the student centered learning education model which is implemented in BAUFM programme. Annual Budget is allocated for enriching the medical library’s collection and resources by acquiring and subscribing to the most updated resources in both formats, print and electronic.

The Medical library supports the Faculties of Pharmacy, Medicine, and Health Sciences. Regarding the Faculty of Medicine, the medical library in BAU serves both basic medical sciences and clinical sciences departments. These departments include anatomy, histology, physiology, medical biochemistry, pathology, microbiology and virology, medical parasitology, clinical pharmacology, surgery and surgical subspecialties, internal medicine and medical subspecialties, pediatric medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and community medicine.

The Medical library comprises different kinds of information resources including both printed and electronic such as: books, thesis and dissertations, academic researches, textbooks, references, special collection such as rare books, printed and electronic journals, electronic books, and many kinds of multimedia. In addition, it contains specialized and multidisciplinary databases. The Library is fully automated and directly linked to faculty and university offices through the university network. Such link enables users to search the library catalogue, electronic databases, and a range of other sources of information.

BAU Medical library has developed a highly specialized up to date collection of broad range of learning resources in a variety of formats, print as well as electronic. The collection includes books, periodicals, online databases, charts, etc. Its collection consists of printed books, E-books, E-journals, multimedia, and theses and dissertations. In addition, the collection constitutes many important and widely used online databases. As for the printed books collection, the faculty has made sure over the past years that the Medical Library is sufficiently enriched with the newest editions of the printed books available for student's use. This collection has been increasing yearly in proportion to the budget increase allocated to this purpose. The 17000 printed books and the 14000 e-books available are distributed between the multiple disciplines that are covered in the basic medical sciences and the clinical medical sciences departments.

Online Databases are also available. The library page is the main gateway to access rich and extensive collection of medical electronic resources. Multidisciplinary and specialized medical databases are available for effective searching and retrieving of medical literature to support learning and teaching activities. Access to these resources is restricted to the university community on and off campus.

UpToDate system is marketed as an evidence-based clinical resource. It includes a collection of medical and patient information, access to Lexi-comp drug monographs and drug-to-drug, drug-to-herb and herb-to-herb interactions information, and a number of medical calculators. UpToDate is written by over 5,700 physician authors, editors and peer reviewers. It is available both via the Internet and offline on personal computers or mobile devices. It requires a subscription for full access.

DynaMed is an electronic evidence-based, primary care database designed to provide the most useful point-of-care health information available. The database contains more than 2000 disease summaries. Diseases represented in the database reflect those most commonly seen in primary care, formatted to provide easy access to concisely stated yet substantive information.

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MEDLINE Complete is the largest companion to the MEDLINE index and provides full text for over 2,500 medical journals. Many are available with no embargo to allow users to access the information as soon as it is published.

ScienceDirect is a website that provides subscription-based access to a large database of scientific and medical research. It hosts over 12 million pieces of content from 3,500 academic journals and 34,000 e-books.

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Access Medicine provides medical students with a variety of resources needed to excel in basic science studies and clerkships; helps residents, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants with instant access to videos, self-assessment, and leading medical textbooks that facilitate decision-making at the point-of-care; and allows practicing physicians to brush up on their medical knowledge to ensure the best patient outcome.

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BoardVitals is a medical specialty board certification preparation firm, offering comprehensive study material and question banks for physicians, medical students, and others in the health-care industry.