Library of the Faculty "Artes Liberales"
The reading room of this faculty’s library has a separate section with books on the subject matter covered by the Anthropozoology course. The anthropozoology book collection was started in 2013 and is being expanded all the time. Students may also use the University of Warsaw Library’s resources.
The resource base for teaching and research at the WAL comprises specialist collections of documents and research aids. The WAL’s select resources include over 10,000 volumes, 15 special collections and 250 uncatalogued volumes of journals, and are additionally supported by unique databases and a number of document collections. Thanks to purchases made from funds provided by the Artes Liberales Institute Foundation (FIAL), the library offers access to electronic databases on CD: Latin Bibliography 15th Century to 1999; Bible Windows 6.0; Thesaurus Linguae Graecae TLG; Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (CD and DVD); Greek Documentary Texts PHI 7; Latin Documentary Texts PHI 5.3; Bibliotheca Teubneriana Latina. The small reading room is intended mainly for using these databases, first and foremost Thesaurus Linguae Graecae TLG. The WAL Library’s resources are available to students of anthropozoology. Students may borrow books and also use the reading room. The reading room offers work stations with a computer and internet access (2 stations), and students may also connect to the network (including via Wi-Fi).
The Faculty of “Artes Liberales” Library was formed from the merger of three collections, which are still lent out separately. Some resources are stored in the classrooms. To ensure a comfortable experience using these resources, please contact us by email first.
Library of the Faculty of Biology
The Faculty of Biology Library (1 Miecznikowa St.) is the faculty’s general library and information centre. It collects literature from the field of biology and related sciences. The reading room (seating 42) is open to all. The computer reading room (11 work stations) is mainly for students and staff of the University of Warsaw’s Faculty of Biology. A branch of the Faculty of Biology Library (4 Ujazdowskie Ave.) is formed by the part of the collection that belongs to the Institute of Botany. Together, these two libraries have about 70,000 volumes, including some 50,000 books and over 20,000 volumes of journals as well as around 3,000 journal titles accessible from the Faculty of Biology Library’s website. Staff and students of the Faculty of Biology have access to 54 bibliographic, abstract and full-text databases (including 5 e-book databases, 34 full-text journal databases, and 15 bibliographic databases). The library lending sections serve staff and students of all the faculties belonging to the Inter-Faculty Lending System (SWM).
Library of the Faculty of Psychology
The Faculty of Psychology Library ensures access to literature related to the curriculum. The library offers 42,032 volumes of Polish and international books, 8,890 volumes of Polish and international journals, 42 titles of Polish and 59 titles of international current journals. The library has two reading rooms: the Main Reading Room – 44 seats (access to a collection of 4,830 volumes on open shelves) and the Small Reading Room – 20 seats and 12 computer work stations. The library’s resources are catalogued and access to them is provided via computer in the VTLS-VIRTUA system with the option to reserve and order them from outside the Faculty. The following electronic full-text journal databases are also available for access (from the Faculty’s work stations and remotely online): ABI/INFORM; Academic Search Complete; Agricola; Arts and Humanities Citation Index; anatomy atlas / Scientific & Medical ART Imagebase; Business Source Complete; Cambridge Journals; Career and Technical Education; Core Biomedical Collection 1003- 2004; Counselling and Psychotherapy Transcripts, Client Narratives, and Reference Works; Counselling and Therapy in Video; ERIC; MasterFILE Premier; Nature – web portal; Oxford Journals; ProQuest, PsycARTICLE, PsycCritiques, PSYNDEX: Literature and Audiovisual Media with PSYNDEX Tests; ScienceDirect; SocINDEX with Full Text; SocioFile/Sociological Abstracts; SpringerLink; Wiley Interscience; Mental Measurements Yearbook in a version combined with the Test in Prints database.
The following bibliographic/bibliometric databases are also available (at the Faculty and remotely):
- ISI Web of Knowledge, which includes the SCI – Science Citation Index, SSCI – Social Science Citation Index, Arts and Humanities Citation Index and, additionally, the Journal Citation Reports and Essential Science Indicators databases,
- MEDLINE and PsycInfo.
Students can remotely access electronic versions of scientific books and textbooks. These collections are located in the following databases: Dawsonera; Ebrary; ibuk.pl; e-books on the MyiLibrary platform; SpringerLink, and OECD.
The library also offers electronic versions of the following PWN dictionaries:
– Polish-English and English-Polish Wielki multimedialny słownik PWN-Oxford
– Polish-Russian and Russian-Polish Wielki multimedialny słownik PWN
– Uniwersalny słownik języka polskiego PWN Polish dictionary