The University of Malta Library is dedicated to providing first-rate training for students, academics and administrative, technical and research staff on Library resources and services.

We offer a range of workshops which will help and guide you in your research endeavours. If the schedule is unavailable contact us and we'll organise an individual or group training session.

HyDi is your one stop search gateway to both print and online Library resources.

During HyDi workshops you will learn how to:
  • enter a keyword and search both print and online Library material at once
  • make easier searches, retrieving full-text articles and other material more quickly
  • refine by subject, resource types, collections etc.
  • sign in and request books on loan and renew books from the HyDi interface.
Duration: 1 hour

Audience: Undergraduates, postgraduates, academics and administrative, technical and research staff who would like to know more about accessing the Library’s online resources.

Contact us if you would like us to organise an individual or group training session.

Wednesday, 11 December 11:00 - 12:00 TR105 (IT Services) BOOK NOW


RefWorks is a Bibliographic Management Software (BMS) used to compile bibliographies.

During the RefWorks workshops you will learn how to:
  • use RefWorks – a Bibliographic Management Software
  • add references manually into your personal RefWorks account or direct export references from online sources such as Google Scholar and online databases that Library subscribes to
  • save references in different folders according to your assignments and research
  • create a bibliography in your preferred output style (APA, Harvard, MHRA, etc.) with the click of a button
  • use Write-n-Cite: an added tool which works simultaneously with your Word Processor and facilitates entry of in-text citations and footnotes in your assignment, dissertation, long essay, project or article
Duration: 1 hour

Audience: Undergraduates, postgraduates, academics and  and administrative, technical and research staff who are carrying out research or writing a dissertation. 

Contact us if you would like us an individual or group training session.

Enhancing the visibility of your research output: a hands-on workshop on how to upload your research papers on the UM institutional repository - OAR@UM

OAR@UM is UM’s institutional repository that serves as a platform for authors and researchers wanting to upload their research output for open access. Open access enhances research dissemination and visibility and eventually augments the researcher's academic reputation and that of UM. 

The session will be divided in two parts:
  1. a concise overview of open access and the benefits of uploading research on OAR@UM.
  2. a hands-on session - Uploading research on OAR@UM.
During the session, participants will:
  • create a submitter account
  • request permission to upload their research in a particular community/collection
  • upload their research using the self-deposit method
  • complete the required description fields using appropriate metadata
  • learn about mediated deposit and consent forms
If you wish to attend this workshop reserve your place by sending an email.

Participants are to bring with them a PDF of their research publication so that it can be uploaded on OAR@UM during the hands-on session.
Duration: 1 hour

Audience: academic, administrative, technical and research staff carrying out research and project managers working on EU-funded projects.
Contact us for more information.

Contact us if you would like us an individual or group training session.
Introductory tours for freshers are offered throughout the month of October. This walking tour covers general information about the Main Library and the services it offers, basic training on the Library Online Catalogue, and a brief introduction to online journals and databases.

Contact us for more details.

Do you want to discover efficient ways of conducting research? The University Library is offering a series of short 30-minute talks about useful tips and online tools that can assist you with your assignments and dissertations.

Evaluating your Sources: BOOK NOW
Thursday, 12 December - 10:00-10:30

Duration: 30 minutes

The short talks take place at the Library seminar room (Room 302).