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Friday, 13 December - closed
Tuesday, 24 December - 07:00 - 12:15
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Referencing Guides: APA 7th edition
The Referencing Guides provide useful information and examples on APA, Chicago, Harvard, IEED, MLA and Vancouver referencing styles. Now also including APA 7th edition!
The University of Malta Library is organising a webinar session on SAGE Research Methods Core database. For more information, send an email on email@example.com or call +356 2340 2541.
Exhibition of diploma scrolls:
Historical Abstracts with Full Text is the definitive full-text database covering world history (excluding the United States and Canada), including world history, military history, women's history, and history of education from the 15th century to the present. It includes hundreds of history journals and books, plus useful features such as the ability to search by time period. It contains more than 550 full-text journals and 140 full-text books, and provides selective indexing of historical articles from more than 1,800 journals in over 40 languages back to 1955.
22nd edition of BOOKMark features Shakespeare's play as it was represented on British Stamps. It also includes Junior College Orchestra feature thanks to Mro Pirotta. In the Tips & Tricks section you can find an info-graphic to help you evaluate websites - surely a useful tool in today's world.
All this together with recommended reads, latest acquisitions and more can be found in OAR@UM!
What's new in OAR@UM
The most recent years have seen the emergence of yet another vehicle for Open Access, one that stands in stark contrast to the already established forms, i.e. Gold and Green (as well as their variations, such as Hybrid, Platinum/Diamond, etc.). Its distinguishing characteristic is that it operates without any regard to licencing and copyright agreements, providing free and unrestricted access to a wide variety of pay-per-access materials. Given the illegal nature, it has been labelled as Black OA (earlier suggested terms included even ‘Rogue’ OA or ‘Robin Hood’ OA), and its most notable representatives are pirate copy websites, such as Sci-Hub, that bypass publishers’ paywalls by utilizing a proprietary software.