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Joseph & Brigitta Troy Library

In order to satisfy the requirements of the medicine and the huge annual knowledge growth, Paracelsus Medical Private University relies above all on the online access to specialised medical journals in equipping the 260 m2 large library. Licensed journals and databases are activated on the Paracelsus Medical Private University campus and in the Salzburg University Hospital.

Library Service changes due to Coronavirus

As of July 1 the open stacks collection and the reading area will be again accessible to the public. Therefore, ordering media thorugh the PMU Online Catalog from the open stacks collection will be discontinued from that time. Since special guidelines and safety precautions still apply, the following health precautions must be observed:

  • Before entering the library, visitors must disinfect their hands using the disinfectant dispenser provided and positioned next to the entrance door
  • We kindly ask you to always keep the required minimum safety distance of one meter
  • The seating arrangement in the reading area and at the PCs, intended to guarantee safe social distancing, may not be changed
  • Tables and keyboards must be disinfected by each visitor before use (disinfectant is provided)


The following sources are retrievable:

  • More than 5.000 licensed online journals in the area of medicine, chemistry, natural sciences, biology, pharmacy, physics
  • Freely accessible journals of the Electronic Journals Library (EZB)
  • Licensed databases (MEDLINE, Evidence Based Medicine Reviews - Cochrane Library, Web of Knowledge, Journal Citation Reports, CINAHL)
  • Freely accessible databases of the Database-Infosystem (DBIS)

The Joseph & Brigitta Troy Library serves the students of Paracelsus Medical University and also the various educational units of the Salzburg University Hospital as research library. In addition, the university library fulfils a number of tasks as a central service for the university and the Salzburg University Hospital.

Along with the university library, also the printed journals offer and the book inventory of the individual university clinics and the library of the natural sciences faculty of Paris Lodron University in Salzburg are available to the students of Paracelsus University.

Online catalog

Catalogs of other libraries:

Other catalogs:

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB) is a discovery service that points to peer reviewed book published under an open access license.

Bielefield Academic Search Engine (BASE)
BASE is one of the world’s largest search engines for academic open web resources. It discloses web resources of the "Deep Web".




All e-books can be accessed through the online catalog of the Paracelsus Medical University. The terms of use are specified by the publishers and can vary greatly. Currently e-books are available on the following platforms: Elibrary, EBSCO, Ciando and Thieme. 


Access to "Pflege heute". 

The e-book can be used on PC/desktop and mobile - online and offline. A downloaded title can be used for the duration of the PMU license.

Offline reading:
Download the e-books of Elibrary in the campus network to your device and read conveniently at home. For offline reading of e-books it is necessary to install the iPublishCentralReader. Following options are available (all free of charge):

  1. For PCs/desktop devices: Adobe Air software
  2. For iPad: App-format in iTunes Store
  3. For Android: App-format in Google Play

Ciando e-books

Ciando e-books can be downloaded with the free software Adobe Digital Editions (download here). No software is needed for reading online in your browser window.   

Within the PMU/SALK campus network, e-books can be accessed without registration. Off campus, they can be retrieved via registration on the Ciando platform. Instructions for registration can be found here. You must register with your PMU or SALK e-mail address! If you already have an account, enter your credentials at "Login with user account".

You can read your e-book online or download it to your computer. Please note that books have either a loan period of 24 hours or 336 hours. The loan period is indicated once you have selected the e-book. Books with a loan period of 24 hours cannot be used by more than one concurrent user.

Read Online: Individual pages are displayed. These can be printed but not saved.

Lending (download): The e-book is downloaded to your device. You can search within the full text. Parts of the text can be copied by “copy and paste" (10% in 7 days). The e-books do not have to be returned, they expire automatically after 24 hours or 14 days. After the download, the e-book is protected by DRM (Digital Rights Management). You can only read it on the device on which you have downloaded it. If you authorize your devices with your Adobe ID, you can copy the e-books to multiple devices. If you do not have an Adobe ID, you can register at the following URL:

Support and information can be found on the Ciando platform under the "FAQ" tab.

Thieme eRef HNO is an online collection of e-journals, e-books, images and reference works for the otorhinolaryngology community. The collection includes titles from various medical fields, such as Thieme’s Prometheus Atlases

via medici - study tool

Creating a free user account is required.

via medici encompasses interactive study tools, question banks, clinical cases and multimedia modules. Information regarding creating an account and login is available here.

No login necessary to access the textbooks. The ebooks are available online as well as offline (as an app).

Additional electronic resources during coronacrisis

The following electronic resources are currently available in addition to our existing digital collection.

Electronic databases

The Database-Infosystem (DBIS) offers access to more than 4,500 databases. The databases subject to licensing which are bought by the library (e.g. Web of Science) are licensed and released for the campus of the university hospital of Paracelsus Medical University.

EndNote Basic

EndNote Basic is an internet-based literature-management program with which bibliographic data and also PDF attachments, tables, images, etc. can be easily and efficiently collected and managed. It helps to cite correctly the literature references in text and prepare a complete bibliography. The Paracelsus Medical University and the Salzburg University Hospital have access to EndNote Basic within the framework of the license for the "Web of Science" database. Compared to EndNote Desktop, the function scope is limited, but it corresponds to a large extent to the needs of the students. Unlike the EndNote Desktop, it is web-based and is thus accessible from everywhere via the Internet. A big advantage of EndNote Basic is the possibility to work in collaborative mode. The EndNote Desktop and EndNote Basic versions can be used in parallel.

Access / account

The students and employees of Paracelsus Medical University and Salzburg University Hospital can create a free account in Endnote Basic. To this purpose, a registration via the Web of Science database or under is necessary. The required registration must take place within the IP range of the university - at the university campus or the university hospital. After the registration, you can access your EndNote Basic account for one year from everywhere. After the expiration of the one year period, you must register once again in an authenticated session (in the campus network).

Cite While You Write

With the EndNote Basic plug-in, you can access the EndNote Basic database and automatically format citations and bibliographies while you are preparing your works in Word. The plug-in can be found in EndNote Basic under the "Options" menu item. After the installation of the Cite While You Write plug-in, the EndNote Basic toolbar is integrated automatically in Microsoft Word. You can find more detailed information on the Cite While You Write Help Pges of EndNote Basic.

EndNote for iPad App

An EndNote for iPad on I-Tunes can be also obtained. In addition, with the help of the EndNoteSync, works prepared with the desktop variant and with EndNote Basic can be matched.

Videos and instructions on EndNote Basic can be found under the tab "E-Learning" on this home page.



Opening hours

Our opening hours for July and August:

  • Monday: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday and Wednesday: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Friday: 09:00 am to 1:00 pm

Overview of the closing times:

  • 26.10.2020 (National holiday) closed
  • 08.12.2020 (Annunciation Day) closed

The Joseph & Brigitta Troy Library is on the second floor of the main building of Paracelsus Medical University.

Returning the borrowed media outside of the opening hours:

Outside of the opening hours, the book return box between the two glass doors at the main entrance can be used. The book returns are processed on the next opening day, respectively.


Library materials can be borrowed by students, faculty and staff of PMU or SALK, students and staff from other educational institutions such as the University of Salzburg and the University of Applied Sciences Salzburg.

For further information see "Circulation policy".


The library offers regularly trainings on fixed dates. For groups of 5 and more persons, we offer additional trainings in specialised literature research by individual arrangement as well. If you are interested in a training by individual arrangement, please contact us.

Training offer:

Introduction to the library:
Within the framework of this training, an overview of the offer of the Joseph and Brigitta Troy Library, the use and borrowing modalities, an introduction to the use of the online catalogues, online journals, as well as a database overview are provided.

Introduction to the PubMed database:
At our event, you receive an introduction to the most important literature database PubMed (Medline). We show you the structure and the research possibilities of the database. You learn how to search with the help of a medical index (MeSH Terms),to save permanently search strategies and set up alert services (My NCBI). With practical exercises on the PC!

Introduction to the OvidSP Medline database:
Among other things, the following program points are offered: Comparison of Medline via OvidSP vs. Medline via PubMed, complex search strategies, reasonable delimitation of the hit list size, MESH keywords, full-text linking, personal accounts, saving the search strategy, saving of external resources. With practical exercises on the PC!

Introduction to the CINAHL database:
At this event, you receive an introduction to the CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) literature database. The database offers literature references mostly to English language journals for nursing, nursing science and healthcare. You get to know the database with all its functions: Optimisation of search strategies, search results management, research in thesaurus, alert services. With practical exercises on the PC!

Searching in Web of Science :
This multidisciplinary bibliographic database comprises article evidence from journals, books, proceedings, etc. from the natural sciences and technology, the arts and humanities as well as from the social sciences.
The event offers an introduction to the research strategies and techniques on the basis of concrete search examples, the processing of the researched data, output options and alert services. The specific features of this database, the search for quotes from scientific articles (cited references), which permits the performing of citation analysis (who quotes whom? who is quoted by whom?), and the creation of "citation maps" (quoting analysis) and "citation reports" are demonstrated.

Introduction to the reference management tool EndNote Basic:
At this event you get to know the program interface. Furthermore, the following functions are presented on the basis of many exercises: Manual creation as well as selecting references from databases, Internet, etc. in EndNote Basic, management of references, preparation of literature data and bibliographies in Word documents, automatic formatting of literature lists.


You would like to inform yourself about the use of the library in more detail, directly from your home?

1. The following online tutorials are available to you:
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2. Videos and instructions on databases:

Basic Searching Tutorial by EBSCOhost (4 min) (English)
Advanced Searching Tutorial by EBSCOhost (4 min) (English)
MeSH Headings in CINAHL by EBSCOhost (4 min) (English)
EBSCO Tutorials (English)

Journal Citation Reports
Journal Profile Quick Tour by Clarivate Analytics (5 min) (English)

Livivo – ZB MED-Search Portal for Live Sciences
Help index: A to Z (English)

MEDLINE Tutorials by OVID (English)
Ovid Support and Training Center (English)
MEDLINE (Ovid) Tutorials (English) (Univ. of British Columbia)

Quick Tours/Online Training by NIH (English)

Journals - SpringerLink Tutorial by Springer (5 min) (English)

Web of Science
Search Tips (5 min) (English)
All Databases Search (3 min) (English)
Web of Science Core Collection Help
by Clarivate Analytics (English)
More videos and trainings by Clarivate Analytics (English)

3. Videos and instructions for ebooks:

Searching ebooks (2 min) (English)
Reading ebooks (3 min) (English)
Downloading ebooks (3 min) (English)
Exporting ebooks pages to Google Drive (2 min) (English)

4. Videos and instructions on reference management tool:

EndNote Basic
Quick Reference Guide by Clarivate Analytics (English)
Installing the Windows Internet Explorer & Cite While You Write Plug-in (3 min) (English)
Installing the Macintosh Cite While You Write Plug-in (2 min) (English)

Open Access

Open Access Publishing in Springer Journals
The Paracelsus Medical University (PMU) has made an agreement with Springer that provides reading access to approx. 2.000 Springer journals and allows PMU Salzburg/SALK researchers to publish Open Access in these journals. The APC cost is covered by the agreement.

What journals are covered by the agreement?
Approximately 1.600 journals are included in this agreement, an updated list of which may be found here.

Note: The agreement includes only hybrid journals published by Springer. The color-in-print charges are not covered by this agreement.

How does it work?
Once your article has been accepted, Springer will ask you to confirm your affiliation to Paracelsus Medical University. After you have completed this process, Springer and PMU will verify your eligibility. In order for the APC cost to be covered by the agreement, you must be Corresponding Author. The agreement covers the following types of articles: original paper, review paper, brief communication, and continuing education. 

You can find further information here.

Mag. Cvetka Lipuš, MLIS
Tel.: +43-662-2420-80130

Team & contact

For general questions, please use following e-mail address:

Mag. Cvetka Lipuš, MLIS
Library Director

Phone: +43 662 2420-80130
Cornelia Maier

Phone: +43 662 2420-80131
Sophie Freinhofer-Plappert, BA

Phone: +43 662 2420-80132

Purchase proposals | Suggestions | Queries| Others

If you have not found a book in our catalogue and think that this book should be in the library of Paracelsus University, you can make a purchase proposal here.

Have you suggestions or desires with respect to our services? We are happy to receive your feedback!

Send us your message (with name, address, subject line and concerns) to one of the above e-mail addresses. We will answer your queries!