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Database of the Month: Cochrane Collection Plus
This collection is a source of high-quality healthcare data, combining the most comprehensive databases from the Cochrane Library, a key resource in evidence-based medicine.
The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) is a leading source of peer-reviewed systematic reviews in healthcare.
Cochrane Clinical Answers provide a readable, digestible, clinically-focused entry point to rigorous research from Cochrane Reviews. They are designed to be actionable and to inform point-of-care decision-making.
The Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) is a highly concentrated source of reports of randomized and quasi-randomized controlled trials.
The Cochrane Methodology Register (CMR) is a bibliography of publications that report on methods used in the conduct of controlled trials. It includes journal articles, books, and conference proceedings.
21st issue of BOOKMark features an article about the Bard a.k.a. William Shakespeare, and his representations on British stamps. Mro. Pirotta returns with an interesting feature about the relationship of the Junior College Orchestra with the Malta Cultural Institute. For the readers on the go, we also have a short excerpt from the novel "Mas-Sbieh id-Dlam" written by Wayne Farrugia. All this together with recommended reads, latest acquisitions and more!
What's new in OAR@UM
Newest additions to the Maltese Journals collection
The Maltese journals collection in OAR@UM has experienced a significant growth in the past month with the addition of the latest issues of selected medical periodicals and the acquisition of the entire run of the Maltese Journal of Occupational Therapy.
Open Access fact of the month
An Open Access Repository, as the main vehicle for the Green OA, is a type of institutional or subject repository which on the one hand collects all research outputs of an affiliated institution, typically a University, and preserves them in a stable environment, assigning each item a persistent identifier, while also granting immediate, unrestricted and permanent access to these outputs to any interested party. As such, the repository brings forth not only the official publications but, more importantly, also a bulk of information resources that would otherwise remain invisible and inaccessible - the grey literature. OA repositories are indexed by commercial search engines, such as Google and Google Scholar, and can serve as data providers for various metadata aggregation services, including the Open Archives Initiative Service Providers, which further promotes the visibility and retrievability of their content.