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On May 18, 2023, the scientists of the Department of Pediatrics and Children’s Infectious Diseases (Head of the Department Olena Koloskova) joined the flash mob “Search for Information in Scopus and Web of Science Databases”.

The main goal of this stage is to familiarize the scientists of the department with the most famous international scientometric databases, methods of work and evaluation of scientific activity.

At the end of the event, the participants had the opportunity to communicate and exchange views on the material discussed. There was a lively professional discussion with numerous questions and answers.

The fruitful and informative meeting and professional communication enriched the participants with experience and new ideas.

On the occasion of the World Vyshyvanka Day, an art hour “Vyshyvanka as a symbol of Ukrainians’ unconquerability” was held in the reading room of the BSMU library for the sophomores of the Medical Faculty No. 2.

An embroidered shirt has always been an important part of any Ukrainian’s outfit: it was worn both on a daily basis and on a holiday, it was used to greet the world for the first time and to go on the last journey. Vyshyvanka is considered to be a talisman against all the bad things that can happen in human life. It is a symbol of beauty and good health, as well as a happy fate. Vyshyvanka was and is a sign of the Ukrainian people, part of their culture and identity.

The students were told the history of the development of the art of embroidery in different periods of Ukraine’s formation. Even in the times of Kyivan Rus, the art of embroidery was highly valued. The sister of Volodymyr Monomakh, Anna Yanka, organized a school in St. Andrew’s Monastery in Kyiv where young girls learned to embroider with gold and silver.  The embroidered shirt was also a talisman for the Cossacks who defended their native land from enemies. In a foreign land, the shirt warmed the soul and healed wounds.

Ivan Franko was the first fashionista to combine embroidery with everyday clothes, wearing it under his jacket and with modern clothes.

The issue of patterns, ornaments, and figures on embroidered shirts was discussed separately, as they were created tens of centuries ago and are unique symbols and have important meanings.

The Ukrainian embroidered shirt has come a long and sometimes difficult way to the present day. Our ancestors have left us a treasure trove of heritage.  And we are obliged not only not to lose this treasure, but also to multiply it and pass it on to our descendants, and today, when Ukraine is at war, this piece of clothing has acquired another meaning: the embroidered shirt has become a spiritual armor for the people.

The event was prepared and organized by Svitlana Tulevska, Oksana Kalichko, and Iryna Kukhliy on the initiative of Natalia Penteleichuk, Associate Professor, and Lyudmyla Andrushchak, Assistant Professor, Department of Histology, Cytology, and Embryology.


On May 17, 2023, the Department of Medical Biology and Genetics (Head of the Department Roman BULYK) and the Department of Pharmaceutical Botany and Pharmacognosy (Head of the Department Oleksandr ZAKHARCHUK) took part in the flash mob. On the occasion of the Science Day in Ukraine, the topic “Scopus and Web of Science: what are the features and what is the difference?” was relevant.

Library specialists Sofia Zaderei and Olena Himchynska introduced the scientists to two international databases.

Web of Science (WoS) is one of the world’s largest search platforms that contains abstract databases of academic materials, taking into account their mutual citation, on the basis of which each journal receives a separate impact factor.

SCOPUS is a bibliographic and abstract database and a tool for tracking the citation of articles published in scientific journals.

The Department of Dermatovenereology (Head of the Department Olha DENYSENKO) and its students joined the flash mob.

The event at the departments was held in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Summing up, the participants noted the special role of the university library for the development of the information society and the importance of the library’s support of educational and scientific processes.


On May 16, 2023, the Department of Pharmacy (Head of the Department Oleh Herush) joined the bibliographic flash mob. The theme of this round is: “Google Academy for scientists. Information retrieval systems on the BSMU library website”.

The library staff familiarized the scientists with the capabilities of information retrieval systems, details of which are available on the library’s website.

Scientists were interested in finding out more about the possibilities of creating their own profile in Google Academy, which contributes to the quality monitoring and spreading of research results.


On May 16, 2023, an event dedicated to the Day of Science in Ukraine was held at the Department of Social Medicine and Health Care (Head of the Department Igor Navchuk) on the topic: “Information retrieval systems on the website of the BSMU Library. Basics of information retrieval. Vancouver Style of bibliographic references”.

During the event, Sofia Zaderei and Olena Himchynska drew the attention of the department’s researchers and students to the importance of formalizing the results of scientific research. It is extremely necessary and obligatory for authors to comply with the current standards for the design of bibliographic references.

The unification of bibliographic records in accordance with international recommendations and national standards ensures the compatibility of bibliographic data both at the national and international levels, facilitates the processes of understanding and exchange of data, and is a prerequisite for integration into the global information society.

Scientists and students who took part in the discussion sincerely thanked the library specialists for timely and useful information, professional approach and expressed hope for further cooperation.

Nursing is a state of mind

May 12 is World Nurses Day, which was founded by Florence Nightingale, a British nursing reformer, founder of the first nursing school, writer, feminist, and public figure.

On the occasion of this day, an information hour was held in the BSMU library, which was attended by library staff Svitlana Tulevska and Iryna Kukhliy; Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor Svitlana Semenenko, Chief Curator of the Medical Faculty #4; Doctor of Philosophy, Assistant Nadiya Cherney, and students of the above Faculty.

The library staff Svitlana Tulevska and Iryna Kukhliy prepared a presentation “Nurse is a state of mind”, during which they told about the history of the holiday, outstanding personalities who stood at the origins of nursing in the world.

The history of nursing development in Ukraine was also highlighted. From Okunevska, who became the first doctor in Western Ukraine, established a school of obstetricians and gynecologists, developed a methodology for training nursing staff, and organized courses for nurses and midwives for the first time in Western Ukraine. To this day, when since the beginning of the Russian-Ukrainian war in 2022, nurses have saved and are saving hundreds of lives.

The students were offered to review the specialized literature displayed at the exhibitions dedicated to World Nurses Day.

Svitlana Semenenko congratulated the future nursing specialists on their professional holiday and presented a report on the development of nursing in Europe, during which she shared interesting facts about the biographies of prominent nursing luminaries Florence Nightingale and Mother Teresa.

Nadiia Cherney informed the students about the important role of a nurse in practical activities and emphasized that a mid-level medical specialist should have up-to-date professional knowledge and skills, use modern medical equipment, and be able to communicate with a doctor and a patient.

World Nurses Day has been celebrated in Ukraine since 1997 at the initiative of the Ministry of Health and the Ukrainian Nurses Association.


On the occasion of Mother’s Day, a literary and musical composition “Everything in the World Starts with Mum” was held for students of the College of Professional Studies in the reading room of the BSMU library.

Since time immemorial, a woman has been considered the keeper of the hearth and family comfort. A mother gives life to a person, inspires to do good deeds, gives everything she has: the warmth of her soul, her heart and boundless love. Her lullabies accompany us throughout our lives, and her wise words help us overcome difficulties.

The library staff revealed the image of the mother in the works of Ukrainian writers and Ukrainian culture in general.

The students recited poetic masterpieces with enthusiasm: B. Oliynyk, A. Malyshko, O. Oles, V. Gerashchenko, V. Symonenko, O. Yushchenko, A. Kostetskyi, and N. Rybachyk.

During the holiday, songs by composers were performed: P. Maiboroda, A. Horchynskyi, M. Tkach, A. Scriabin.

The highlight of the event was the unsurpassed performance of the poem “I am a woman” by N. Rybachyk performed by the college teacher, curator of the group Yulia Kropelnytska.

The event was prepared and conducted by the library staff Svitlana Tulevska, Iryna Kukhliy, Natalia Zhuk in cooperation with the college lecturer Yulia Kropelnytska.


This time, it brought together researchers from two departments – Internal Medicine (headed by Oleksandr Fediv) and Internal Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology and Occupational Diseases (headed by Oksana Khukhlina) and was dedicated to working with international databases, their prospects and opportunities for university researchers.

The purpose of these events is to introduce researchers to the leading international scientometric databases, their functioning and publication requirements, to develop the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills to carry out independent search and publication work within these databases.

The meeting was held in a Q&A format, and the scientists showed a sincere interest in deepening their knowledge of the importance of the criterion for assessing the effectiveness of scientific work, researching publication activity and citation.

Positive feedback from the departments’ staff was addressed to the entire library team. For us, this is a good reason for further self-improvement.


On the initiative of the Director of the Library Hanna Kiselytsia, the staff of the Information and Bibliographic Department, with the support of the Deputy Director Olena Hymchynska, launched a bibliographic flash mob dedicated to the Day of Science in Ukraine.

On 10 May 2023, the Department of Human Physiology (Headed by Svitlana Tkachuk) hosted the first stage of this flash mob – “Author’s profile of a university researcher in the international databases Scopus and Web of Science“.

During the presentation, the leading librarian Sofia ZADEREI gave a comprehensive information about the peculiarities of creating one’s own academic profile Author ID in Scopus, Researcher ID in Web of Science, which will help to demonstrate their visibility and authority, as well as to identify the interests of researchers and find potential collaborators in their field of research.

The library’s specialists introduced the department’s researchers to the main nuances of working with profiles. During a lively discussion of the presentation, the staff of the department expressed their interest in further cooperation with the library to improve their skills in this area.

On the occasion of the International Day of Monuments and Sites, which is marked in Ukraine on 18 April as the Day of Historical and Cultural Monuments, a video tour of Chernivtsi “Priceless Treasures of Native Culture” was held in the student reading room No. 1 of the BSMU Library for sophomores of the Medical Faculty No. 2.

The following sections were presented to the students: “Architectural pearls of Chernivtsi”, thanks to which the audience could get acquainted with the architectural masterpieces of our city, namely: Chernivtsi National University, the former residence of the Metropolitans of Bukovyna and Dalmatia, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site; visit Teatralna Square, see the Music and Drama Theatre, one of the most famous architectural monuments of the city, with a focus on the former Chamber of Commerce and Crafts, now the Bukovyna State Medical University; enjoy the architectural ensembles of the city squares; visit the Church of the Heart of Jesus.

The students were curious about the information from the sections “Literary Chernivtsi” and “Musical Chernivtsi”. After all, famous figures of Ukrainian and other national cultures were born, lived and worked here, making a significant contribution to the development of history, culture, literature and art of their land. The literary glory of Chernivtsi is associated with the names of Yuriy Fedkovych, Olga Kobylianska, Mihai Eminescu, Rosa Auslander, Eliazar Steinbarg, Sydor Vorobkevych, Iryna Vilde, and others. The songs of our glorious countrymen tell about the musical history of our region: Volodymyr Ivasyuk, Nazariy Yaremchuk, Mykola Mozgovyi, Dmytro Hnatiuk, Leonid Zatulovskyi, Sidi Tal and many others.

The event was prepared and hosted by Svitlana Tulevska and Iryna Kukhlii on the initiative of Nataliia Penteliichuk, Associate Professor of the Department of Histology, Cytology and Embryology, and Liudmyla Andrushchak, Assistant Professor of the Department.

A regular meeting of the School of Young Scientists was held on 5 April.

Associate Professor Nina Zoriy made a presentation on “Fundamentals of Academic Integrity” for the postgraduate students and undergraduates of BSMU. During the presentation, she spoke about the principles of academic integrity promoted by our university.

1st category librarian Svitlana Tulevska introduced the presentation “Prevention of academic plagiarism in universities”. During the presentation, she defined the terms “plagiarism” and “academic plagiarism” based on the Law on Copyright and Related Rights, explained how to prevent plagiarism when writing papers, and read out the methods of punishment for plagiarism in research papers and dissertations according to the Law on Higher Education. Undergraduate and postgraduate students were given recommendations on how to use the library’s website, where the sections “Electronic Services” and “To Help a Scientist” contain a lot of useful information to prevent plagiarism in research papers.

During the week from 3 to 7 April 2023, the educational institutions of Chernivtsi region are holding events dedicated to the Spirituality Week

At Bukovinian State Medical University, students of the Medical Faculty No. 1, the BSMU Professional College, and teachers actively joined the Spirituality Week by participating in the ‘Wings of the Soul workshop, an event organized by the BSMU Library staff Svitlana Tulevska and Dina Pyslar, and an bookshow on the topic.

University lecturers held roundtables, curatorial hours in academic groups, and conversations, as spirituality is a necessary component of the formation and development of the individual. These events are aimed at developing national and patriotic education, spiritual enrichment of the individual, high civic position, etc.


On March 21, 2023, a poetry hour “There is poetry in every particle of life!” dedicated to the World Poetry Day was held in the reading room of the students’ hostel No. 5 by the staff of the BSMU library. In the introductory part of the event, the features of poetry as a literary genre were presented and main stylistic devices that poets use were illustrated by examples. Poetry was told to be the oldest form of literature, and the names of such masters of the past as Aristotle, Homer, Aesop, Dante, Milton were named.                           

 In the main part of the event, the poetic team of students performed the most famous poems from classical poetry of the past and present, both foreign and Ukrainian in English and Ukrainian. Among them were  William Shakespeare, Henry Longfellow, Robert Burns, Rudyard Kipling, Taras Shevchenko, Lina Kostenko, Vasily Simonenko and many others. 

In the third part of the poetry hour, the students recited their favorite poems or poems of their own composition, sang to the guitar national Indian songs and turned the party into a real festival and celebration of poetry. Special credit for the success of the event belongs to Sony Shivam and his poetry team, which includes Mudit Soni, Gaurav Sahar, Singh Yaduvendra, Patolia Vibhuti Liladhar, Shakti Singh, Gautam Anudit, Rajat, Moti Lal, Soni Sindu, Shikha Singh and Kimoti Samujaval. 

Numerous illustrative material and videos accompanied the presenter’s story and poetry reading by the speakers.  The event was prepared and conducted by librarians Polyakova T. V. and Devyatkina  D. O. with the organizational support by Associate Professor, Chief Curator of the Faculty of Medicine No. 4 Semenenko C. B.,  Associate Professor, Chief Curator of the Faculty of Medicine No. 3 Tsisar Ju. V., associate professor, curator of the student dormitory No. 5 Balanyuk I. V.

On the occasion of Taras Shevchenko’s birthday, in the reading room of the BSMU library, library staff Svitlana Tulevska, Natalia Zhuk, and Iryna Kukhliy, in close cooperation with BSMU College teachers Yuliana Lukan, Kateryna Kupchanko, and Yulia Kropelnytska, held a literary and artistic composition “Prophet of Truth and Freedom”.

“It is the holy flag of our national unity, one of the most prominent symbols of Ukrainian unity, the unity of Ukraine and Ukrainian life.” Mykhailo Hrushevsky

In the history of every nation, there are names that it cherishes in its memory and passes on from generation to generation with great love and respect. Our nation has such a name – Taras Shevchenko. There has never been a poet in Ukraine who was like him. The poet linked his fate with the fate of Ukraine, which appeared to him enslaved and despoiled by the Moscow conquerors. He spoke with his fiery word in defense from the enslavers, called for struggle, and left important messages to his “living and unborn countrymen.” Shevchenko contributed to the self-awareness of the Ukrainian nation and stood up for the people with his poetic word.

Years and centuries pass, but the keenness and power of Shevchenko’s word lives on. The spirit of freedom and human dignity – the greatest human concepts – come to Ukrainians through the centuries of trials experienced by Kobzar and give them confidence in their own self-affirmation. On March 9, we mark the 209th anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko, who today has organically merged with his great, unconquered people.  The poetry of the Kobzar is relevant at any time, but now, when Russia is waging war against Ukraine, Shevchenko’s prophetic verses are especially apt.  Today we find strength, faith and inspiration in his lines, a call for every Ukrainian to fight for their country.

Students of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd year of the BSMU Professional College prepared and recited several significant excerpts from the Kobzar’s poems, which are more relevant than ever. In particular, the messages “To Osnovianenko,” “To the Dead and the Living…”, the poems “Kateryna,” “Caucasus,” “Dream,” and the poem “Testament” were recited in three languages (Ukrainian, English, and Romanian).

“Battle on – and win your battle!

God Himself will aid you

At your side fight truth and glory,

Right and holy freedom!”

Taras Shevchenko


A literary and artistic program was held in the BSMU library  “Language is the soul of the people”

Language, our language, colored language,
In it the storm of May, the silence of the evening.
Our language, our language is a story of years gone by,
Eternally young wisdom, our gray conscience…
Yuri Rybchynsky


February 21, 2023 – International Mother Language Day, and the staff of the library of Bukovinian State Medical University Tulevska S.O., Zhuk N.R., Kukhliy I.V. in cooperation with students of the Medical Faculty №1, lecturers of the Department of Medical Biology and Genetics, Associate Professors Kryvchanska M.I. and Voloshyn V.L. organized the celebration of this day.

Language is the history of a people, its intellectual and spiritual result of thousands of years of ethno-evolution. There is no nation without its language, its distinctive culture and traditions. It is the most important means of communication between people and the world, of passing on experience from generation to generation. Today, there are about 6000 languages in the world, and almost half of them (43%) are endangered. According to experts, this happens when more than 30% of native speakers stop using and learning a language for one reason or another. Throughout its existence, the Ukrainian language has also experienced ups and downs, and our language is native to almost 50 million people.

Speaking our native language, we bring Ukrainian to the people, use the language in social media, listen to Ukrainian artists and Ukrainian songs, watch Ukrainian television and films in Ukrainian, and thus contribute to the popularization of the language. Today, for every conscious Ukrainian, the Ukrainian language is what ensures the identification of the Ukrainian nation.

The students took an active part in the event, reciting the poets L. Ukrainka, O. Zabuzhko, V. Bychko, M. Rylsky, D. Pavlychko, Y. Rybchynsky, M. Lototsky, and an excerpt from the play Natalka Poltavka.

Remember: language is our weapon!
Honor your mother tongue, take care of it, protect it, and discover its greatness and powerful force.
Preserve it in all its magnificent beauty for yourself and future generations!


On February 20, on the occasion of the Day of the Heavenly Hundred Heroes, the BSMU library hosted an hour of patriotism entitled “The Heavenly Hundred is a fire in the hearts, it burned hotly for Ukraine.”

The audience honored the memory of the Heavenly Hundred Heroes, people who courageously and bravely defended our freedom and independence.

During the multimedia presentation, the students were told about the tragic events of February 18-20, which culminated in the Revolution of Dignity and resulted in the deaths of 107 protesters. For the whole world, they became an example of the sacrificial defense of the country’s European choice and democratic values.

The students were told about the youngest Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred, who, despite their young age, had a clear position of civic responsibility and were ready to defend it to the end; about the heroic struggle and readiness of Ukrainian society to defend Ukraine’s independence.

Students recited Maidan poems.

The event was prepared and carried out by the library staff Svitlana Tulevska and Iryna Kukhliy for the sophomores of groups 8, 9 of the Medical Faculty #2 on the initiative of Associate Professor of the Department of Histology, Cytology and Embryology Natalia Penteleychuk and Assistant of the Department Lyudmyla Andrushchak, freshmen of specialization “Nursing” of the BSMU College (curator Tatiana Dronyk).


World Epilepsy day was held at the Reading Room of the Students’ hostel 5.

The importance of this health holiday was grounded on the statistical data showing the large scope of the disease. Simultaneously, the problem of discrimination of the epileptics was emphasized, which was actual not only in ancient times, but nowadays as well both in low- and highly- developed countries. 

Next, a short excursion into the history of epilepsy treatment was conducted including the times of Hippocrates when diet, physiotherapy, herbs were used, Middle Ages when witchcraft, prayers, sacrifices and the like were practised and Renaissance when chemicals became medicines to treat the disease. 

Examples of outstanding people of the past and present suffering from epilepsy were given from Socrates, an ancient Greek philosopher, to the contemporary English singer and composer Elton John.

After that, epilepsy has been characterized from the point of view of the latest achievements of medical science as a neurological condition that affects the brain, causing repeated seizures and epileptic fits. Different types of seizures were explained and modern methods of treatment were mentioned. Much attention was paid to the proper first aid in case of an epileptic seizure and prevention of the disease.

World Epilepsy Day was represented by its history, goals and significance. All those present were called to celebrate this health day by spreading knowledge about this disease and expressing their solidarity with the 65 million people who are living with epilepsy.

The event was prepared and conducted by the library staff Tatiana Polyakova, Irina Kukhliy, with the participation of Svetlana Tulevskaya and organization by the chief curator of the medical faculty No. 3 Yulia Tsisar, with the participation of the chief curator of the medical faculty No. 4 Svetlana Semenenko, the chief curator of the hostel No. 5 Irina Balanyuk.


On February 9, the world and Ukraine mark the International Dentist Day.

St. Apolonia, the daughter of an Alexandrian official who was martyred for Christ on February 9, 249, is considered the patron saint of dentists.

Ukraine has been marking the professional holiday of dentists since 1993.

The main goal of dental science is to help people cope with painful suffering, to make life as comfortable as possible, and to make a smile more aesthetically pleasing.

On the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Therapeutic Dentistry, Associate Professor Viktor Batih, the library staff Natalia Zhuk, Svitlana Tulevska, Orysia Liashenko, and Natalia Pozhydaieva selected articles from specialized journals on the topic of Orthodontics. It is this branch of dentistry that deals with the prevention and treatment of defects in the development of teeth, dentition, and jaws. With the help of orthodontic treatment, patients have the opportunity to correct their bite, get straight and beautiful teeth, and improve the health of the oral cavity and the body as a whole.

The presentation was held at the Department of Therapeutic and Prosthetic Dentistry on February 9.

Scientists of the Department of Therapeutic Dentistry, Associate Professors Viktor Batih, Oleksandr Mytchenok, Marianna Ostafiychuk, Department of Prosthetic Dentistry, Head of the Department, Professor Oleksandr Belikov, Associate Professor Mykhailo Kasiyanchuk, and Assistant Mykola Sorokhan, recommending articles from professional journals, introduced senior students to diagnostics, drugs, instruments and methods of treatment in orthodontics.

Also, at the request of Viktor Markiyanovych Batih, articles from journals on the topic of “Implantology” – the most promising, relevant and popular direction in modern dentistry and prosthetics – were selected. We have selected articles on the following topics: “Implantology. Methods of treatment and materials” and “Implantology. Prevention of complications”.

Students showed great interest, having the opportunity to review and copy the articles. Scientists were given newsletters on the given topics.


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