Library

The library is an integral part of the University. Its main function is to organize printed and electronic funds and maximally meet the needs of consumers using modern technologies. It maintains a full collection of academic resources and provides users with engaging learning experiences and great services that allow people to discover and integrate reliable information in new ways. The library, according to the requirements, offers a variety of resources and services to its users including learning and auxiliary spaces: reading hall, book archive, library staff office space, consultation, computer, and copy rooms. The library works every day during university hours except Sunday and official holidays.

Electronic databases and e-book catalogs are available to users both in the library and online. Students also have access to EBSCO (11 databases in total) and Elsevier databases: – ScienceDirect® – (about 2,000 scientific journals); Scopus® – the largest international database of citations and abstracts in the world; SciVal Reviewer Finder (SciVal Funding ™) Funding for scientific projects on peer review databases.

The director of the library periodically plans and conducts trainings on the use of the library’s existing online databases. There is a request registry of non-existent printed or online materials. Due to these and other requirements, the library funds are constantly updated. More information that defines the specificity of the goals, structure and other important issues about the library are set out in the Library Regulation and Library Rules available on the library’s web page and at the reading hall.

Regulation of the Library
Library Rules
Database of e-books (provided by syllabi) for students


Library Services

Reading Hall – The library has a well-equipped reading hall, where students and academic staff can work in a quiet and comfortable environment.

Computer Room is equipped with modern computers and the internet. Here is a great environment for research and study. It works 6 days a week, except Sunday. Here you can:
a) Enter and edit text
b) Find and download materials online
c) Work on e-literature
d) Check your Email
e) Work on Educational programs
f) Use various computer programs

Copy/Print – The library offers its readers the option of copying and printing different kinds of materials in accordance with copyright rules and requirements. Copying and printing services can be pre-ordered both in person and electronically. To do this, readers have to send an order to the email address: print.library@geomedi.edu.ge with the materials they need. Working Hours: Monday-Friday: 10:00 to 18:00.

Consultation Room – At our library, it is possible to reserve and use the room for group works. The room can be booked by students, academic and administrative staff of the university. In order to use the room, one has to book it beforehand. To do this, you need to reserve it personally by going to the venue.

About Plagiarism
Plagiarism (or “wrongful appropriation”) is presenting someone else’s work or ideas as your own by incorporating it into your work without full acknowledgement. The term “plagiarism” comes from the Latin plagiatrus, which means, “kidnapping someone”.

Types of plagiarism
  • Direct plagiarism (word-for-word copying without citation or references)
  • Self-plagiarism (repetition of your own opinion without reference)
  • Mosaic plagiarism (combining opinions from different sources, when individual authors are not mentioned)
  • Accidental plagiarism (negligence at the initial stage of the study, but the result is the same as deliberate plagiarism)
Avoiding plagiarism
To avoid plagiarism, it is necessary to:
  • Indicate the exact source of the information used
  • Note the merit of the person (s) who helped you with the work
  • Used quotes should be inserted in quotation marks with exact source references
  • Do not use materials posted on the Internet without reference
  • Make appropriate references when quoting your own already published material

Prevention of plagiarism
For the prevention of plagiarism, academic writing is taught as a compulsory subject at the university. For undergraduate students, academic writing is taught in the first or second year of their studies, for graduate-level students in the first year of their studies.

Plagiarism and accountability
In the event of plagiarism, University Geomedi’s standing Committee for Academic Integrity will study the facts of the violation and will prepare the report, which will be submitted to the Rector for further response.

Plagiarism Detecting and Responding Rules

In the library, you can freely use the electronic database package – EBSCO, which allows the user to access the following international electronic resources: Electronic books, magazines, periodicals, title and description of the transcript collection of television and radio news programs.

EBSCO Package Usage Instruction

Name of the base Description
Academic Search Elite Is a rich resource spanning a broad stretch of academic subjects with thousands of full-text journals and abstracted and indexed journals. Information is easily attainable for the most complex term papers. This database is sourced with PDF images for the great majority of journals; many of these PDFs are native (searchable) or scanned-in-color. Academic Search Elite offers access to video content from the Associated Press, the world’s leading news agency. Videos relevant to the search terms will appear in a carousel in the result this collection of more than 60,000 videos covers a wide variety of topics. Academic institutions worldwide depend on this database as their core resource of scholarly information. Designed to meet every researcher’s needs, this resource contains valuable, comprehensive multidisciplinary content and provides access to acclaimed full-text journals, magazines, and other valuable resources. BUSINESS SOURCE ELITE – This resource provides full-text coverage of scholarly business, management and economics journals. The collection also includes publications covering topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales and more. Business Source Elite includes access to video content from the Associated Press, the world’s leading news agency. With footage from 1930 to the present and updated monthly, this collection of more than 60,000 videos covers a wide variety of topics.
Business Source Elite This resource provides full-text coverage of scholarly business, management and economics journals. The collection also includes publications covering topics such as accounting, banking, finance, international business, marketing, sales and more. Business Source Elite includes access to video content from the Associated Press, the world’s leader news agency. With footage from1930 to the present and updated monthly, this collection of more than 60,000 videos cover a wide variety of topics.
Master FILE ELITE Designed for public libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals covering general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues and much more. It also contains full text more than 500 reference books, over 81,900 primary source documents, and an Image 935,000 photos, maps and flags.
Medline Provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Created by the National Library of Medicine, MEDLINE uses MeSH (Medical Subject Headings) indexing with tree, tree hierarchy, subheadings and explosion capabilities to search citations from over 5,600 current biomedical journals.
Health Source: Consumer Edition + Nursing/Academic Edition Provide over 1000 scholarly full- Topics include critical care, mental health, child & adolescent psychiatric nursing, nurse management, nurse ethics, addiction & recovery counseling, medical law, reproductive medicine, environmental health, bereavement and many more.
Library Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) Indexes 580 core journals, over 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Coverage in this research database extends back as far as the mid-1960s. It is EBSCO’s intention to provide access to LISTA on a continual basis. The thesauriin both Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts databases include over 11,200 terms, over 4,090 of which are preferred terms. The database also includes author profiles. Customers can review information on more than 5,200 of the frequently indexed authors in LISTA, such as which subject terms are which publications the author has been published.
GreenFILE Provides a collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles and covers content about the environmental effects of individuals, corporations and local/national governments aswell as what can be done at each level to minimize these effects.This free research database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 780,000 records and open access full text for more than 11,000 records. Key journals include Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, Conservation Biology, Forest Ecology & Management, International Journal of Green Energy, and Journal of Wildlife Management.
ERIC (the Education Resource Information Center) Provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. It contains more than 1.4 million records and links to more than 337,000 full-text documents.
Newspaper Source Provides complete television and radio news transcripts from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR and more. This database provides cover-to-cover full text for hundreds of national (U.S.), international and regional newspapers. In addition, it offers television and radio news transcripts from major networks.
Regional Business News This robust database provides ultimate coverage for full-text business publications, on a regional level, for the United States and Canada. Whether searching for information about presidential candidates, franchise restaurants, the retail industry, business planning, or political participation, Regional Business News will cover the story. Content for Regional Business News is provided by leading publishers in business news including The Washington Post, PR Newswire US and more. Key resources include newspapers, radio and television news transcripts, trade publications, magazines and newswires with full-text content coverage spanning more than 20 years.

You can use the following Elsevier databases free at the library: Scopus, Science Direct, Scival Funding (Institutional Funding).

Name of the base Description
Scopus is the largest online database that combines bibliographic data, abstracts, and citations. It includes 22,800 titles of more than 5,000 publishers, conference materials, and more. It provides a comprehensive picture of the latest research trends in science, technology, medicine, humanities and social sciences worldwide. Scopus is designed for the needs of researchers and provides them with high quality, relevant scientific information.
ScienceDirect is a world-renowned scientific online database that offers millions of full texts, including journal articles and book chapters. It provides a wide range of credible, high quality, and interdisciplinary research that helps researchers find and manage research correctly. It is an evolving, dynamic archive, which is constantly updated with the latest research in various fields.
Scival Funding (Funding Institutional) is an online database that helps researchers and students find new sources of funding in line with their career stage and research interests. As competition for funding increases and research becomes more interdisciplinary and collaborative, researchers need to have access to reliable sponsors and organizations. This database allows users to obtain information about funding organizations. Learn about already funded research and future funding opportunities.
To access these databases you need to use username: info@geomedi.edu.ge and Password: biblioteka
To access the Scopus databases, follow the link: www.scopus.com
To access the Science Direct databases, follow the link www.sciencedirect.com
To access Scival Funding (Funding Institutional) follow the link: fundinginstitutional.com

MedPix® is an open access database of medical materials, images, and clinical topics, comprising 53,000 images and 13,000 medical cases. The database is designed primarily for physicians, nurses, professors, students, healthcare professionals or any interested person. The material is classified by disease location, pathological categories, and images. The material on this website is distinguished by its high quality and diversity.


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