The mission of the NMS Library is to provide quality services to proactively support the teaching, learning and research objectives of medicine at NOVA Medical School.
The Library’s objectives are:
The Library Service of NOVA Medical School, is specialized in biomedicine, including also related and complementary areas.
It’s a University Library of Public Higher Education, aimed at people who study and work at NMS (internal users) and the public (external users).
The Library provides on-site research support using the available information sources, in various supports (paper, electronic) and guidance to information sources and documents not existing in its collections in the User Support Unit.
IT SUPPORT FOR USERS
The Library provides in the Computer Support Office, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., face-to-face support to internal users who need help installing a VPN (Virtual Private Network) - essential for access to electronic resources subscribed to by the Faculty.
Users can request this service at the Library Reference Desk, by appointment, by telephone or email (see contacts).
User training aims to provide users with the necessary skills and tools to be able to use the electronic resources available (subscribed and Open Access) autonomously in an ethical and effective way.
A Biblioteca disponibiliza neste contexto:
Formação dirigida aos alunos – as sessões têm como objetivo dar a conhecer os serviços e os recursos eletrónicos disponibilizados pela biblioteca.
A divulgação do calendário das sessões é feita através dos Destaques da página da Biblioteca e as inscrições decorrem online ou podem ser feitas no balcão de atendimento.
Formação a pedido – destina-se exclusivamente a utilizadores internos (podem ser solicitadas por alunos, docentes, investigadores, discentes) da NMS e pretende promover a otimização dos recursos eletrónicos subscritos pela NMS e UNL. Decorre em sessões com duração e número de participantes variável.
A Biblioteca NMS é responsável por formação em contexto de ensino através da participação a pedido do corpo docente em diversas Unidades Curriculares.
If you’re an internal user you may request a domiciliary loan of books, a maximum of 3 titles, with different classifications.
As exceptions to domiciliary lending there are duly marked books with yellow tape (single copies or large consultation copies).
These restrictions don’t apply in the case of requests for teachers (including monitors) to support classes, in which case you can request the Short-term loan of yellow-ribbon copies (maximum 1 day).
You can request the loan at the Reference Desk.
Reference books (dictionaries, encyclopaedias, etc.) aren’t lent out. However, they may be requested in very specific cases - for consultation by departments and/or teaching staff (including monitors).
Theses and dissertations can be lent to the outside, according to the provisions defined by the Authors, in the respective authorisations to be made available in the Library.
Journals aren’t loaned, only consulted in the journal exhibition area (if recent) or on request in the Library reading room. Teachers, researchers, and other non-student users of the Faculty may borrow the journals in specific cases for periods of one week if they aren’t from the last year.
TERMS The regular loan of books is for 7 days for NMS internal users. During school holidays the deadlines are defined annually and communicated to users.
The return deadline is considered until the Library closing time of the last day and the copy must be handed in at the Reference Desk of the Library.
If the user doesn’t comply the defined deadline he’s penalised according to the days of delay.
RENEWEL This loan may be renewed for up to three identical periods, provided that the book in question isn’t reserved.
The loan can only be renewed on the penultimate (working day) or last day of loan of the copy.
The renewal can be made in various ways - in person, by telephone or by email, indicating the full name.
BOOKING COPIESIt’s possible to reserve books for domiciliary lending if the copy isn’t available. The reservation can be made in person, by telephone or by email.
RETURN OS COPIESIn case you cannot personally return the copies, you have requested, you can use the postal services for that purpose.
However, the responsibility for loss or delay in delivery will always be of the orderer, so that any loss or damage will result in replacement or payment.
SHORT-TERM LOANThis loan refers to the loan, for a maximum period of 1 day, of yellow-ribbon books (unique and/or more recent) to teachers (including monitors) for class support.
The teacher should request the loan at the Library Reference Desk and return the copy as soon as possible at the same place.
INTER-LIBRARY LOANSFor external users it’s possible to obtain the loan for temporary consultation of some books through the Inter-Library Loan, for a maximum period of two weeks.
This service must be requested through the Library of the organisation to which they belong.
Likewise, the Library requests for internal users, under this provision, loan requests to similar institutions. For any clarification send email.
Bibliometrics is a quantitative and statistical technique to measure indexes of production and dissemination of knowledge, as well as to monitor the development of various scientific areas and the patterns of authorship, publication and use of research results.
NMS Library supports bibliometric reporting and user support.
Most commonly used metrics:
The NOVA Medical School (NMS) scientific output is a quality indicator of the scientific activity of the institution. Based on a search by affiliation in SCOPUS on May 25th 2022, we present the metrics of the publications for 2021.
For this purpose, documentation was defined as encompassing "all sources of information, of any type and in any support, necessary for the activities developed by NOVA Medical School in the context of teaching/learning, research and management".
The Consultative Committee for Documentary Acquisition (CCAD) is the consultative structure for supporting the decision in this matter, regulated and restructured by dispatch no. 2/ CD/2010, of the 25th of January, following the new NMS statutes.
To suggest the acquisition of information sources (books, magazines, databases) considered fundamental for the above mentioned activities, please send us an e-mail.
All types of copying and printing are subject to copyright legislation.
Given the restrictions on copying and printing in this area, the NMS Library does not copy books and theses from its collections.
The exception is the copying and printing of journal articles, existing or accessible online through the computer stations available in the research room.
Payment for printing and copying must be made at the reception desk, and the user must indicate the number of the station where the research was done.
To know the price table applied in the library, please go to the reception desk.
Since March you can book individual study rooms and a place in the study room on level -1
Working days 9.00 am to 7.30 pm
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
The NMS Library provides access to UpToDate Advanced and its access is available both online and offline. However, to access remotely you must register at NMS.
If you cannot come to NMS, the Library can register remotely at the same time as you, and it's only necessary to send the following data to the library's email: email and username. Afterwards a code will be sent to the user's email that has to be communicated (until 10 minutes later) to the Library to be introduced in the system and to finalize the activation of the user's account.
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