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Open Science: The Future of Scholarly Communication
Date: Wednesday 24 February 2021
Time: 09:30 onwards
Target audience: Academics, researchers, research support staff, PhD students
The aim of this seminar is to highlight the importance and benefits of Open Science as a mode of scholarly communication, provide an overview of various tools and services that have been developed to facilitate the transition towards a more open and sustainable information landscape, as well as, provide a forum for discussion between key stakeholders for the adoption of Open Science practices in Malta.
ProQuest One Academic: Webinar
Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021
Time: 10:00 - 11.30
Target audience: Academics, researchers, students and Library staff
The University of Malta Library, in collaboration with ProQuest, is organising a webinar on ProQuest One Academic - world’s largest curated collection of journals, ebooks, dissertations, news, video and primary sources, all in one place.
To register, kindly send an email.
The Library has recently licensed the following databases:
Grove Music Online: the world’s premier online music encyclopedia, offering comprehensive coverage of music, musicians, music-making, and music scholarship.
Oxford History of Western Music: an unmatched account of the evolution of Western classical music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time, Richard Taruskin.
Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics: a dynamic digital encyclopedia which provides peer reviewed and regularly updated articles in the field of linguistics and other related subject disciplines.
ProQuest One Academic: a collection of journals, eBooks, dissertations, news, videos and primary sources. It includes four multi-disciplinary databases being ProQuest Central, Academic Complete, Academic Video Online and ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global.
All databases are listed in the Databases A-Z page.
Book one of our training workshops, new timetable is available on our website.
Learn more about:
HyDi: One stop search gateway to both print and online Library resources, and your Library account.
RefWorks: Software used to create citations and compile bibliographies in your chosen output style.
OAR@UM: UM’s institutional repository that serves as a platform for authors and researchers wanting to upload their research output for open access.
Introduction to the Library
New to the Library? This session is for you!
It covers general information about the Main Library, its departments and the services it offers, instructions on how to find, borrow and return books and basic training on the Library Online Catalogue.
Infobits: Short talks about useful tips and online tools that can assist you with your assignments and dissertations.
What's new in OAR@UM
Open Access fact of the month
Although not classified as a metadata aggregator or OAI service provider but rather an online combined bibliographic catalogue, OAIster represents another invaluable Open Access resource. Much like BASE, CORE, and other aforementioned tools, it employs the OAI-PMH protocol to collect metadata of OA materials from compliant digital libraries, institutional repositories, and online journals. OAIster is produced and maintained by the OCLC, an US-based nonprofit cooperative organization interested in expanding access to information sources and reducing their costs, and currently contains over 50 million records of diversified content from more than 2000 data providers. The database of harvested records can be accessed either on its own, or via WorldCat.org, the world’s largest online public access catalog, offering a more complex research experience.