Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Introducing the University of Malta's Library Services to Doctoral Researchers

LEVEL D - Doctoral Workshops/Symposium

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Doctoral School

DESCRIPTION The University of Malta library offers a number of services that support doctoral researchers. Its team of service providers supports students in procuring information, and demonstrates ways of searching for literature strategically, gaining access to bibliographic management software, and enhancing research visibility.

Participants will be given a brief overview of the University’s library services and an explanation of how to search for academic information using HyDi and how to use the bibliographic management software, RefWorks. An overview of the Open Access Repository (OAR@UM) will then be provided followed by an explanation of how to create a Google Scholar User Profile (GSUP) and how to add publications in it.


By the end of this workshop, the doctoral researcher should be more aware of:

- the library’s services, including its provision of workshops;
- how to access research, including peer-reviewed journal articles and other primary sources of information from subscribed UM online databases;
- how to manage research outputs;
- how to share research outputs.

ADDITIONAL NOTES Timetable Details

Semester 2
Occ A - Date: 8 Apr 2019; Time: 9:00 - 12:00; Duration: 3 hours
Occ AE - Date: 10 Apr 2019; Time: 17:00 - 20:00; Duration: 3 hours


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%

LECTURER/S Silvio Cortis

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