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PSU Philologists Contribute to Academic Library Collections, Create New Reading Space

On 1 September, at the start of the study year ‘2022-2023, PSU Academic Library opened a new reading and interactive space, uniting its collections with the contributions by the Faculty of Philology and the Faculty of Modern Foreign Languages and Literature, PSU.

The new branch unites sources on foreign and Russian languages, linguistics, literature, teaching, publishing activity, journalism and public relations. Most of publications are presented in a single copy. PSU international students interested in Russian literature will also find the Library collection useful, getting a handful advice by the Library staff. 

“While creating a new Library space, we have been following those wishes of teachers and students of the Faculty of Philology and the Faculty of Modern Foreign Languages and Literature. The collection will include both by books from other Library sections and newly acquired items. It is important that the Library acts as a space of meaning, combining information sources and a professional approach with a cozy environment and friendly atmosphere of the native ground,”

says Svetlana Solareva, Head of PSU Academic Library.

Among the contributors to the Library branch is the only Victorian Center in Russia, founded in Perm with an assistance by Anglists from Oxford (UK), Stanford and Indianapolis (USA), including Dr. Christopher Harvey, a well-known British expert in English and Scottish history and literature, professor at the Eberhard Karl University of Tübingen (Germany).

“Since the launch of the Victorian Center in 1997, we have managed to form a unique collection of books, magazines and materials, starting with British pre-Romantic period (end of the 18th century) to late Victorianism (the beginning of the 20th century), as well as publications on the theory and history of English literature, as well as social and political history of Britain in the Victorian period. The Cente has been subscribed to a number of English and American scientific journals specializing in British literature and culture of the time. The Center co-founder was Mrs. Karen Hewitt, PSU Professor Emeritus from the University of Oxford (UK). Karen strongly supported the idea of ​​passing the Victorian Center collection to the newly opened PSU Library space,”

says Dr. Boris Proskurnin, Head of the Department of World Literature and Culture, PSU.

The collection will available through an open access. In addition, readers might enjoy the opportunity of hiring a book overnight, on weekends or holidays. The branch is headed by Maria Bryukhanova, a graduate of the Faculty of Philology, and a fellow at the Laboratory of Theoretical and Applied Folklore Studies, PSU. Maria has already introduced freshmen into the Library collection.

“We are very pleased to have a new library space in our building, where students are able to get acquainted with dedicated academic literature, engage in educational and scientific research. We hope to most effectively fit it into the educational and scientific activities of our staff and students,”

comments Daria Pavlova, Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs, Faculty of Philology, PSU.

To see the new PSU Academic Library branch, please visit PSU building 5, rooms 140, 142, 144 (Faculty of Philology, Faculty of Modern Foreign Languages and Literature, PSU.

Academic Reference and Cochrane Library Open Access to PSU

Academic Reference and Cochrane Library will provide access to electronic resources for PSU students and staff. The subject of the Academic Reference resource covers all major disciplinary areas and divisions – from technical sciences to the humanities and arts. The Cochrane Library is aimed at scientists involved in medical research.

Academic Reference is the unified search platform of China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) project, publishing publishing Chinese research papers, and the most complete polythematic English-language database. The resource combines more than 1,400,000 full-text documents and bibliographic data, including:

The Cochrane is a non-profit organization, a network of medical and public health researchers and professionals from over 130 countries who publish their works at the Cochrane Library.

The platform allows to find information on clinical trials, Cochrane reviews, non-Cochrane systematic reviews, methodological studies, technological and economic evaluations on a specific topic or disease.

For more information on the Cochrane Library resource, visit PSU Academic Library website. In addition, a series of webinars will be held with a representative of Wiley, who will explain more about the source itself and related capabilities:

24 August (Perm local time: 13.00; GMT: 8am) – https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3172736884275578124

24 August (Perm local time: 17.00; GMT: noon) – https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4669915479541635852

The Academic Reference и Cochrane Library platforms will be available until 31 December, 2022 – through IP-addresses and VPN access.

The corporate operator of the centralized (national) subscription to scientific information resources is the Russian Foundation for Basic Research.

Join our Broad International Community, Study Russian for Free!

PSU Academic Library invites international students to join the DigitalUni Russian Club for free online courses in Russian as a foreign language.  

The DigitalUni Russian Club is a project by IPR MEDIA with a grant from the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation. Having joined the Club, you will:

  • participate in free conversation clubs run by teaching professors from Russian universities;
  • get access to free educational literature on Russian as a foreign language, for different levels;
  • use broad education material, including videos;
  • pass the test for knowledge of Russian as a foreign language (TORFL);
  • get a personal certificate;
  • will see presentations of Russian universities.

Note: If you are not yet a part of international studentship, the links in below the newst will help you to join us. If you are an international student already, and Perm-based, here is more to you:

PSU Academic Library invites all those interested to use its sites and facilities for a comprehensive free online courses in Russian as a foreign language along the academic year, until 1 September, 2022, using: 

1). any device with Internet access, anytime and anywhere, using a registered PSU username and password, indicated in the student’s personal account;

2) any device with Internet access, anytime and anywhere, using a n individual username and password, with an assistance by PSU Academic Library or IPR Media (support@ros-edu.ru). “Our service is addressed to those already studying at Perm State University,” says Svetlana Solaryova, Head of PSU Academic Library. “Complementing the above opportunities, PSU International Department assists our students in their access to the source. Actually, any Russian student and teaching staff studying or researching Russian language, culture, traditions and history is welcome to use it, as well.”

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DigitalUni Russian Club.
Russian as a Foreign Language.

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