Zablocki Learning Centre - Library


HISTORY
The Central library was initially housed on the first floor of St. John’s Medical College building with a huge area provided for stocking books, back volumes of periodicals and current journals.

During the early period (1974) a branch the Library was housed at St. Martha’s Hospital, catering to the needs of the staff of St. John’s Medical College, Registrars, Students, and Interns. The library was taken by staff in-charge, a clerk and helper attached to St. John’s Medical College. The Library was kept open for a few hours and the borrowing facility was provided only to the members of SJMC. But the reference services were continued to the Staff of St. Martha’s Hospital, as well large number of students from various Medical Institutions and Medical Practitioners from in and around Bangalore. This library was shifted to St. John’s Medical College in the year 1981, when all the clinical departments were shifted to St. John’s Medical College Hospital leaving behind 75% of books, Journals, and furniture at St. Martha’s.

However, library was shifted to the new separated building on 24th February 1986 named as Zablocki Learning Centre, derived its name after Clement John Zablocki, who was our benefactor and a US Congress Member of Wisconsin in 1948.

PRESENT
The new building consists of 3 floors; reference books are stocked on the ground floor, while the lending section, current periodicals and back volumes of five years are stocked on the first floor. Both the floors have adequate reading area. Space has also been provided for Audio-visual Aids, Microfilms and Seminar room. The library is kept open 14 hours during Monday to Saturday, 4 hours on Sundays and Hospital working days.

On 8th March 2016, the Golden Jubilee block was inaugurated. In the first-floor personal book reading section has been provided for our UG and PG students. In addition, September 2022 we opened the Second personal book reading hall in the library building second floor, this section is kept open till 7.00am to 11.00pm (All 365 days) and during the examination time it kept open 24 hours. The back volumes of bound journals and Serial publications are stocked in Golden Jubilee Block Lecture theatre – 1 basement.

LIBRARY COLLECTIONS

1. Total no. of Books
:
44,900
2. Total Textbooks
:
23,855
3. Individual Titles
:
9,770
4. Total Reference Books
:
8,850
5. Rare Books
:
580
6. Online Databases
:
14
     a. UpToDate
:
Point of Care Solution
     b. Clinicalkey (Elsevier)
:
700 E-Journals + 900 E-Books
     c. J-Gate (Informatics)
:
Biomedical Literature Search
     d. Web of Science
:
Citation Analysis Tool
     e. DVL/Physiotherapy
:
171 E-Journals + 70 E-Books
     f. CBS E-Books
:
620 E-Books
     g. Turnitin
:
Plagiarism Detection Tool
     h. BMJ
:
Entire BMJ collection
     i. Proquest
:
Through RGUHS
     j. EBSCO
:
Through RGUHS
     k. Clinical Key student
:
Through RGUHS
     l. Access Medicine
:
Through RGUHS
     m. Thieme
:
Through RGUHS
     n. Complete 3D Anatomy
:
Through RGUHS
7. Indian Print Journals
:
117
8. Foreign Print Journals
:
107
9. Online E-Journals
:
4,850
10. Offline E-Books
:
6,150
11. Online E-Books
:
7,000
12. CD-ROM’s
:
851
13. Video Cassettes
:
44
14. Audio Cassettes
:
40
15. Bound Volumes
:
29,671
16. Dissertation/Thesis
:
2,112


SERVICES
Our Library also changed as per the todays’ needs, the databases are made available in single platform, could see all the databases in single window. The readers can access all these databases in the institutional desktops as well as at home through remote access. We have, UpToDate, Web of Science, BMJ, and Turnitin an international Plagiarism software. The Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science is providing two online databases i.e. Clinical key and Jaypee Digital under the Helinet consortium to all affiliated Colleges. These resources can be accessed through Library Remote Access (stjohns.knimbus.com) which is customized portal as per our requirements just like a physical library.

LIBRARY MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

Sl. No

Publishers

Database Name

Website Link

1.

LIBSOFT

http://14.98.218.149/libsoft.aspx



LIBRARY REMOTE ACCESS

Sl. No

Publishers

Database Name

Website Link

1.

Knimbus Remote Access

https://stjohns.knimbus.com/user#/home

2.

Library Remote App

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.elib.knimbusapp



ST. JOHN’S SUBSCRIBED ONLINE MEDICAL DATABASES

Sl. No

Publishers

Database Name

Website Link

1.

CLINICALKEY

Elsevier

https://www.clinicalkey.com

2.

CLARIVATE

Web of Science

https://www.webofscience.com/wos/woscc/basic-search

3.

LWW

UpToDate

https://www.uptodate.com/contents/search

4.

BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL

BMJ

https://www.bmj.com/

5.

CBS E-BOOKS

CBS

https://eduport-global.com/

6.

ITHENTICATE:

Plagiarism Software

Through Librarian



DATABASE THROUGH RGUHS

Sl. No

Databases

Sources

Website Link

7.

ProQuest

8.

EBSCO

9.

Clinical Key student

Through RGUHS

rguhs.remotlog.com

10.

Access Medicine

11.

Thieme

12.

Complete 3D Anatomy



SERVICES RENDED BY THE LIBRARY

o Issuing Books and Journals
o Remote Access (Through Mlibrary mobile app)
o Books / Journals Issuing and Returning SMS Facility
o Books / Journals Reservation Facility
o OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) LIBSOFT Software
o Outsiders: Reference and Xerox Facilities
o Internet / Meddler (Pub-med) Photocopies
o Reading Facility Out of Routine Library Hours
o System of Cataloguing - AACR - 2 (NLM)
o Air Conditioned
o Seminars & author workshop

SPECIAL SERVICES OFFERED
     o Inter Library Loan Facility was Provided to our Staff and Students with the help of Library Borrowers Cards from Outside Institutions
     o Photocopies of Articles were Provided on Request from CMC, Vellore, Tata Memorial Hospital, Bombay and National Medical Library, Delhi for our          Research Staff and PG Students
     o Photocopies were Supplied to Outsiders on Request
     o Audio Visual Aids

9. LIBRARY TIMINGS

o Monday to Saturday 7.00 a.m.
-
11.00 p.m.
o Sundays & Holidays 1.30 p.m.
-
05.30 p.m.


LIBRARY CLOSED ONLY ON HOSPITAL HOLIDAYS

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