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EMERALD Author Workshop

08 May 2019

The University of Malta Library and the Office for Human Resources Management and Development, in collaboration with Emerald Publishing, is organizing two author workshops to be held as follows:

Date:  Thursday, 23 May 2019 
Time:  10:00-12:00
Venue:  EB4 (Engineering Building, Room 4)
Target audience: All Academic members of staff 

Date:  Thursday, 23 May 2019 
Time:  14:00-16:00
Venue:  LC216 (Lecture Centre, Room 216)
Target audience: Doctoral researchers
This workshop is open ONLY to those participants who followed workshops DOC1027 (Prof. Maria Attard) and DOC1028 (Prof. Jean-Paul Baldacchino) delivered by the doctoral school earlier this semester

The speaker for the workshop will be Ms Valerie Robillard who is currently the Senior Publisher in the Open Research team at Emerald Publishing and assists with the strategic development of the Emerald Publishing Service, working with partner organisations and editors around the world to publish and develop their open access journals. She also supports open access initiatives implemented by Emerald.

The workshop will provide participants with information on how to:

- be more aware of how to approach the publication process systematically;
- have greater insight into the needs of readers and reviewers;
- be aware of skills required to write journal articles;
- be aware of the processes involved in dealing with the peer review process;
- understand the purpose of each section in a research paper;
- understand how online platforms have changed how research papers are discovered 
and read.  

• Academic members of staff are required to register for the workshop by submitting the online registration form (https://goo.gl/forms/Pk4Kbu68UXViBeDk1) and to choose the section Research Groups and Initiatives.

• Doctoral researchers who are eligible to follow this workshop are required to register by sending an email to doctoralschool@um.edu.mt.

• Registrations will be accepted until Wednesday 22 May.



SCOPUS Workshops

29 Apr 2019

The University of Malta Library, the Doctoral School and the Office for Human Resources Management & Development in collaboration with Elsevier are organising two workshops, as follows: 

10th May

 1) Author Workshop: 09.00-12.00 - (ICT Building, Boardroom 19)
 2) Scopus Training Workshop: 14.00-16.00 - (ICT Building, Boardroom 19) 

The main speaker will be Mr Massimiliano Bearzot, who is the training specialist from Elsevier, and will cover the following topics:

1) Author Workshop: 09:00-12:00 - (Doctoral researchers)

- be more aware of how to approach the publication process systematically;
- have greater insight into the needs of readers and reviewers;
-     be aware of skills required to write journal articles;
-     be aware of the processes involved in dealing with the peer review process;
-     understand the purpose of each section in a research paper;
-     understand how online platforms have changed how research papers are discovered 
and read. 
  • Doctoral researchers are required to register for this Author Workshop by sending an email to doctoralschool@um.edu.mt


2) Scopus Training Workshop: 14:00-16:00 – (Academic members of staff 
and doctoral researchers)

Scopus is the world's largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Scopus delivers a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
For further information about Scopus, please follow the Elsevier link: https://www.elsevier.com/solutions/scopus/resource-library

For this Scopus training workshop:
  • Academic members of staff may register by submitting the online registration form. Please choose the section Research Groups and Initiatives.



Extended Opening Hours

29 Apr 2019

The Library will be extending its opening hours from Thursday, 2 May till Friday, 14 June 2019.

The Main Library Study Halls on Level II and Level III will open on:

Mondays to Fridays: 07:00 - 23:00
Saturdays: 09:00 - 16:45
Sundays: 09:00 - 16:45 
Public Holiday (Friday, 7 June): 09:00 - 16:45

The Health Sciences Library will open on:

Mondays to Fridays: 07:00 - 23:00
Saturdays: 09:00 - 16:45
Sundays: 09:00 - 16:45 
Public Holiday (Friday, 7 June): 09:00 - 16:45

Please note that the Circulation Desk, Melitensia and Reference Departments will be closed during the extended opening hours.

Book transactions (borrowing & returning books) are carried out until 20:00 during weekdays and until 12:15 on Saturdays.

The Circulation Desk at the Health Sciences Library will remain open. 

If you have any queries, please feel free to send an email to library@um.edu.mt



Quality in Research

18 Apr 2019

The University of Malta Library and the UM Doctoral School, in collaboration with Clarivate Analytics, are organising a training workshop on Web of Science. 

Web of Science is an online scientific citation indexing service which provides a comprehensive citation search.

The workshop will be held as follows:

Title: - Quality in research: Web of Science
Date: - Monday, 29 April 2019
Time: - 14:00 – 16:00
Venue: - FEMA 420 (Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy- Room 420) 
Target audience: - Doctoral researchers

The main speaker for the workshop will be Mr Amine Triki, who is the training specialist from Clarivate Analytics, and will cover the following topics:

• Getting started with Web of Science (performing a search and analysis, using tools ...) 
• Finding what is essential to research a project in Web of Science 
• Identifying the most recent and influential papers in the field 
• Using the power of citations to establish links between publications and subjects
• Identifying key opinion leaders in the field and finding potential collaborators
      Citation Analysis
      Citation Report

Please register by email via reservations.lib@um.edu.mt or by phone on 2340 2541.



Chadwyck-Healey databases

02 Apr 2019

The University of Malta Library has recently licensed the following ProQuest’s databases:

African American Biographical Database – It brings together biographies, rare books, and historical information on thousands of African-Americans. 

Black Abolitionist Papers – This unique, primary source collection comprehensively details the extensive efforts of African Americans to abolish slavery. This digital collection spans 1830-1865 and presents the massive, international impact of African American activism against slavery, in the writings and publications of the activists themselves. Approximately 15,000 articles, documents, correspondence, proceedings, manuscripts, and literary works of nearly 300 black abolitionists show the full range of their activities in the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, France, and Germany.

Black Studies Center – It is a digital core collection of primary and secondary sources that record and illuminate the Black experience, from ancient Africa through modern times. This one-stop resource provides everything you need to enrich your existing Black Studies collection or start a new one from the ground up. 

C19 Index – It provides integrated access to over 25 million records, including several indexes unique to ProQuest. Direct links are provided to the full text in ProQuest resources which libraries are subscribed to and to full-text resources on the open web. New content is indexed each year. 

Early English Books Online – It provides 130,000 works microfilmed over 70 years from more than 200 libraries worldwide. Early English Books Online (EEBO) is one of the most successful research collections ProQuest has ever produced and it is used by students and scholars in over 1,000 institutions worldwide.

The HistoryMakers – It includes 100 oral history videos from the nation’s largest African-American video oral history archive. Each video is two to three hours in length and accompanied by complete searchable transcripts. The interviews present full accounts of the person's early life, family history, education, and professional work. 

John Johnson Collection – This digital archive broadens access to a wide array of rare archival materials documenting various aspects of everyday life in Britain in the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. 

Patrologia Latina – It covers the works of the Latin Fathers from Tertullian around 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216. In 221 volumes, it covers most major and minor Latin authors, and contains the most influential works of late ancient and early medieval theology, philosophy, history and literature. The Patrologia Latina Database delivers the full text of the Patrologia Latina, including all prefatory material, original texts, critical apparatus, indexes and illustrations. 

The Gerritsen Collection of Aletta H. Jacobs – This resource spans centuries, countries and languages with full-text image documents that trace the evolution of feminism within a country, as well as, the impact of its feminist movement on other countries. Monographs and pamphlets represent about 75 percent of the content and include rare works from the early 17th century, as well as, pivotal publications from later centuries originating from the English-speaking world including Germany, France and Spain. Periodicals include 264 international titles ranging from 1815 to 1977.

Access to the ProQuest’s databases is available on campus and remotely to all UM staff and students holding a UM IT Account. 

One can search for articles via HyDi or directly on the ProQuest’s databases.

To locate the ProQuest’s databases:
1. Visit the Library website 
2. Login via your UM IT Account (top right)
3. Click on Databases 
4. All ProQuest’s databases are available under History and in the Databases A-Z page.

Should you have any queries, send an email at hydi.lib@um.edu.mt 




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