The Monographs collection consists of over 120,000 books.

    • A – N - Basement
    • P - First floor
    • Q - Z – Second floor
    • Large books collection - Ground floor
    • Marks collection – Basement, Compact shelves
    • Storage - Compact shelves


Panitza Library maintains a comprehensive collection of e-books.

  • ProQuest Ebook Central is a growing e-book collection that covers all academic subject areas.

    The e-books are included in the library catalog and are fully searchable. They can be downloaded for a borrowing period of up to 14 days. To do this, you need to access an Ebook Central personal account and download the free Adobe Digital Editions software. It is compatible with all mobile devices.

    To access your Ebook Central account, your username is the 10-digit number on the back of your ID card, and the password is AUBG followed by the same number (no spaces).

    If you experience any access problems or have additional questions about ProQuest Ebook Central, please contact Gergana Atanasova.

    Once you’re signed in, you will be able to:

    • download a book
    • prepare to use the Mobile App
    • export complete title lists
    • save titles to your bookshelf
    • create notes
    • highlight important information, etc.
  • EBSCO’s eBook Academic Collection includes more than 190,000 multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject content. You will be provided with access to information relevant to your research needs.

    Notable publishers and university presses include Elsevier Ltd., Taylor & Francis Ltd., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Sage Publications, Ltd., Harvard University Press, Oxford University Press, and many more. All titles are available with unlimited user access, and new titles are regularly added to the collection.

    EBSCO Mobile app

    EBSCO Mobile app is an app that allows users to search and access content from their mobile device (phone or tablet). Simply download the app from either the Google Play or App Store to get started.

    The users will need to select their institution upon logging in (American University in Bulgaria) as well as login with their EBSCO Host username and password. You also have the option to create account if you do not have one. Searching is simple and the app is designed for easy use.

    To download eBooks on the EBSCO Mobile App:

    1. Tap the magnifying glass in the menu at the bottom of the screen and then enter your search terms in the Search Box.
    2. Tap Search on your device's keyboard to run the search.
    3. Tap an eBook result to see the details or download the title to the app. Note: You can tap the Like button to add it to your Liked Items.
    4. Tap the Download e-book button to begin the download process. The details page tells you have many copies your institution has available for reading. Note: If you are not signed into the app with a personal account, you are prompted to log in with your personal account or create one within the app when you tap the Download button. Once signed in with your account, you are able to download the eBook.
    5. Use the plus/minus buttons to select a checkout length and tap the Download e-book button. The eBook is downloaded and opened in the app.

    For more information please contactGergana Atanasova.

    This collection offers user-friendly search experience and simple download process. Subjects include:

    • Art
    • Business and Economics
    • Education
    • Literary Criticism
    • Politics
    • Science
    • Religion
    • Social Science
    • Philosophy
    • Technology & Engineering
    • and many other academic subjects
  • Freedom Collection Books offers about 5,900 scientific and academic e-book titles hosted on the ScienceDirect platform. The collection includes monographs, a series of books, and handbooks covering all available subject areas from 5 years ago. The subscription was made by the Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria.

    You can search or filter the publication list to find specific book titles.

    To download a book you have to create an Elsevier account. If you don't already have one, you can create an Elsevier account for free from any of Elsevier's products. Having a personal account gives you added benefits in ScienceDirect.

    Your free account will enable you to:

    • Receive online and weekly emails containing personal article and chapter recommendations
    • Create journal, book series and handbook alerts
    • Find a publication to add an alert and never miss updates to publications in your field of interest
    • Set an alert to get notified by email when new research is published on you topic
    • Download books as PDFs


  • The print journals collection contains peer-reviewed journals, magazines and newspapers in various disciplines. It consists оf current and bound periodicals, mainly in English but also in other languages.

    Panitza Library staff is available to provide assistance using the Library catalog, identifying collection holdings and searching periodical-related databases. All print periodicals are fully searchable in the Library catalog by journal title or publisher.

    Most of the print periodicals can be used only within the Library. However, some popular magazines and journals of high interest can circulate for 3 days. Each item has a stamp on the front page to define its lending category.

    Should you require back issues from the storage area, please contact a librarian at the Circulation Desk. Depending on their lending status, bound journals may be checked out at the Circulation Desk for a period of three days or used only in the Library. Journals cannot be reserved, held, or renewed.

    Location of print materials:

    • Current journals - on the Ground floor (shelved alphabetically)
    • Current newspapers - Ground floor (sideways of the first two periodicals shelves)
    • Bound journal and newspapers - Periodicals compact shelves in the basement
  • A substantial number of periodicals is available online through the subscribed databases. To find a journal, go to the library search box at the top of this page and click the EDS (One Search) tab.

    You will be redirected to the EDS platform. By clicking on the Publications button, you can search simultaneously in all subscribed databases for a specific journal by title, ISSN/ISBN, or subject area.

Audio-Visual Collection

Audio-Visual Collection

Reference Materials

Reference Materials

  • Reference books are located on the Ground floor. They have "Reference" label before the call number and are arranged according to the Library of Congress Classification Scheme.

    The materials in this collection are limited to general and specific subject encyclopedias, almanacs, dictionaries, (English language, foreign language and subject dictionaries), handbooks, guidebooks, bibliographies), statistical compilations, manuals, yearbooks, atlases, indexes and guides to research.

    The print reference collection is a non-circulating collection.

  • The Electronic Reference Collection provides updated relevant information for the user’s needs. It consists of various subscribed databases, as well as recommended Internet sites.

    Britannica Academic

    Oxford Reference Online

Course Reserves

Course Reserves

  • Print reserves are kept at the Circulation desk and ordered alphabetically by the professor's last name. They can be used only within the library. Students are allowed to borrow up to three materials for two hours.

    All course reserves are registered in the Library catalog and fully searchable by Instructor’s last name, Course ID, or the title of the reserve material.

    Make sure you return your reserve items on time to avoid overdue fines. They will begin accruing immediately after the item becomes due. The charge is €1.00 per loan period.

  • Access to the online reserves is available through the Library’s webpage only within the AUBG network. We use direct linking to the collection of subscribed journals articles and e-books.

    Note that our licenses do not permit storing electronic copies of the material on other servers for the purposes of printing or online access.

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Senior Theses

As part of students’ coursework, graduation, and accreditation requirements, Panitza Library stores and makes available senior theses and other academic writings such as independent study or senior/capstone projects.

Learn more about senior theses

Digital Collections

See publications from AUBG and other universities in Bulgaria.

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  • The database features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world.

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  • ACM Digital Library is a research, discovery and networking platform in the fields of computing and information technology containing a Full-Text Collection of all ACM publications, including journals, conference proceedings, technical magazines, newsletters and books.

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  • The American Economic Journal is a group of peer-reviewed academic journals published by the American Economic Association. We have an institutional subscription to 7 AEA journals:

    American Economic Journal: Applied Economics publishes papers covering a range of topics in applied economics, with a focus on empirical microeconomic issues.

    American Economic Journal: Economic Policy publishes papers covering a range of topics, the common theme being the role of economic policy in economic outcomes.

    American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics focuses on studies of aggregate fluctuations and growth, and the role of policy in that context.

    American Economic Journal: Microeconomics publishes papers focusing on microeconomic theory; industrial organization; and the microeconomic aspects of international trade, political economy, and finance.

    The American Economic Review is a general-interest economics journal. Established in 1911, the AER is among the nation's oldest and most respected scholarly journals in economics.

    The Journal of Economic Literature (JEL), first published in 1969, is designed to help economists keep abreast of and synthesize the vast flow of literature.

    The Journal of Economic Perspectives (JEP) fills the gap between the general interest press and academic economics journals.

    All of the articles (archive included) are available in full text and can be downloaded in .pdf format.

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  • Britannica Academic Online includes the complete encyclopedia, as well as Britannica Concise Encyclopedia articles and media, Web sites, videos, statistical data, and notable quotations. Magazine and journals from EBSCO and ProQuest are also available.

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  • Information literacy refers to the ability to recognize a need for information and to find, analyze, and synthesize material from books, articles, websites, and more that meet that need. For students, it often means the ability to:

    Begin with the requirements for an assignment and write a relevant research question, find materials in any medium that answer the question.

    Analyze their accuracy, currency, and other criteria.

    Use the materials to create a paper that’s complete with citations and other scholarly requirements.

    Use Credo Instruct to learn crucial information literacy and critical thinking skills you need to thrive at your university and beyond.

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  • EBSCO: Academic Search Ultimate

    Academic Search Ultimate offers students an unprecedented collection of peer-reviewed, full-text journals, including many journals indexed in leading citation indexes. The combination of academic journals, magazines, periodicals, reports, books and videos meets the needs of scholars in virtually every discipline ranging from astronomy, anthropology, biomedicine, engineering, health, law and literacy to mathematics, pharmacology, women’s studies, zoology and more. EBSCO: Communication & Mass Media Complete

    Communication & Mass Media Complete provides the most robust, quality research solution in areas related to communication and mass media. CMMC offers cover-to-cover (“core”) indexing and abstracts for more than 570 journals, and selected (“priority”) coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 770 titles. Furthermore, this database includes full text for over 450 journals.

    EBSCO: eBook Academic Collection This growing collection contains a large selection of multidisciplinary eBook titles representing a broad range of academic subject matter, and is a strong complement for any academic collection. The breadth of information available through this package ensures that users will have access to information relevant to their research needs.

    EBSCO: European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750

    This new bibliographic database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this resource from “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750”, the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. The database contains a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.

    EBSCO: Health Source - Consumer Edition

    This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health. Health Source: Consumer Edition provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines.

    EBSCO: GreenFILE

    GreenFILE offers well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment. Its collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles includes content on global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling, and more. The database provides indexing and abstracts for more than 1,000,000 records, as well as Open Access full text for more than 15,000 records.

    EBSCO: Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts

    Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA) indexes more than 560 core journals, nearly 50 priority journals, and nearly 125 selective journals; plus books, research reports and proceedings. Subject coverage includes librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more. Coverage in the database extends back as far as the mid-1960s.

    EBSCO: Teacher Reference Center

    Teacher Reference Center provides indexing and abstracts for 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

  • EconBiz is a search portal for economics and business studies, developed by the ZBW. The portal aims to support research in and teaching of economics and business studies with a central entry point for all kinds of subject-specific information and direct access to full texts. AUBG joined the network.

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  • EMIS aggregates data from different sources, both local and international. It brings you time-sensitive, hard-to-get, relevant news, research and analytical data, and peer comparisons. The platform information provides a unique blend of analysis, data, and news on companies, industries, and countries.

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  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world. The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators. Manuals, guides, and other material on statistical practices at the IMF, in member countries, and of the statistical community at large are also available. To access the IMF/International financial statistics you will have to create a personal account here.

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  • EUobserver is an indispensable news source for anyone who wants to know about Europe and the EU. It is an independent online newspaper that values free thinking and plain speech. It supports European democracy by giving people the information they need to hold the EU establishment to account. It is one of the most widely read EU news publications globally and is ranked as one of the best news sources for EU journalists.

    Users accessing the website on campus will automatically be logged into EUobserver. Those accessing the website off-campus will need to set up an account, using their university email address ending with [email protected], through the following link.

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  • The Financial Times is one of the world's leading sources of business news and information. database offers instant access to award-winning comments and analysis, an 8-year archive of FT news, markets & companies data, as well as special reports. It also provides research tools for the business education community. Our patrons are invited to create their usernames and password here. Register only with your AUBG e-mail address. Once you’ve signed up for the license, you can then log in to from anywhere. Track news via email alerts, and RSS feeds, with the added ability to create your own reading lists. Access via a desktop, laptop, or any mobile & tablet device.

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  • The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) eLibrary simplifies analysis and research with direct access to the IMF’s periodicals, books, working papers and studies, and data and statistical tools. You will find information and perspective on macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction, and so much more.

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  • JSTOR provides access to academic journal articles, books, and primary sources in 75 disciplines. JSTOR is an online archive of scholarly journals in a wide variety of disciplines (such as humanities, social sciences, and sciences, as well as select monographs and other materials valuable for academic work) - full-text articles in back issues of journals from the earliest issues to within a few years of current publication. Please note that the current volume of a journal is NOT available on JSTOR - the latest volume available on JSTOR is usually 3-5 years old. New issues of existing titles and new titles are added on an ongoing basis.

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  • One Search (Ebsco Discovery Service/EDS) is a new customized searching experience based on the EBSCOhost interface you already know. One Search (EDS) provides fast, easy access to all of our library’s electronic resources through a single search box.

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  • Books from Oxford Handbooks Online migrated to Oxford Academic. The collection of Oxford Handbooks is one of the most prestigious and successful strands of Oxford’s scholarly publishing, containing in-depth, high-level articles by scholars at the top of their fields. Currently we have unlimited access to 3 of the packages - Literature, Classical Studies, and History.

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  • Oxford Reference is the reference product, spanning 25 different subject areas, bringing together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford University Press’s - dictionaries, companions and encyclopedias.

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  • ProQuest Central provides access to databases across all major subject areas, including business, health and medical, social sciences, arts and humanities, education, science and technology, and religion. The collection includes thousands of full-text scholarly journals, trade and professional titles, newspapers, magazines, dissertations, working papers, case studies, and market reports all together on a powerful, user-friendly platform. Local, national, and international news coverage including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Financial Times, Le Monde, and The Guardian.

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  • A growing eBook collection that spans all academic subject areas and offers a lot of powerful tools to help you find, use, and manage the information you need. Use Ebook Central to quickly and easily find relevant ebooks and chapters; read online; search within the ebook; and highlight, take notes and bookmark pages in your online copy, stored on your bookshelf for you. You can also share your research with others, download ebooks and chapters to your laptop or mobile device, and more.

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  • ScienceDirect Freedom Collection is a full-text database published by Elsevier that offers a collection of high-quality journal articles online. Content includes access to over 2500 full-text scientific journals. Topic pages contain accurate definitions from published books, as well as related information.

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  • Freedom Collection Books offers about 5,900 scientific and academic e-book titles hosted on the ScienceDirect platform. The collection includes monographs, series of books, and handbooks covering all available subject areas from 5 years ago. The subscription was made by the Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria.

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  • Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. CiteScore metrics is used in Scopus.

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  • Web of Science, previously known as Web of Knowledge, is a database of bibliographic citations of multidisciplinary areas that covers the various journals of medical, scientific, and social sciences including humanities. Web of Science Core Collection contains records of articles from the highest impact journals worldwide, conference proceedings, and books. Coverage of some titles dates back to 1900. InCites is a customized, citation-based research evaluation tool on the Web that enables you to analyze institutional productivity.

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  • Free and open access to global development data - world development indicators, open finances, etc.

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  • See also our Databases Video Tutorials.