LIBRARY

Library Hours:

Monday to Friday

from 9:00am to 06:00pm

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Welcome to the AUM Library

The AUM Library houses a collection of breadth and depth that complements the curriculum and research areas of the AUM community.

With a focus on electronic resources (1,000,000 eBooks and 10,000 eJournals), the Library is accessible 24/7 from anywhere in the world. Whether it’s 3pm or 3am, the Library will provide students with all the resources they need. If a faculty member is presenting a paper in another country and needs a last-minute fact or two, he/she can count on the Library’s support.

AUM Library Resources

TURNITIN

CITING

SOURCES

RESEARCH

HELP

COURSE RESERVE

WORKSHOPS

FACULTY RESOURCES

Turnitin

Turnitin is an originality checking and plagiarism prevention service that checks your writing for citation mistakes or inappropriate copying. When you submit your paper, Turnitin compares it to text in its massive database of student work, websites, books, articles, etc.

Research Help

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Find the required textbook for a course? Visit Course Reserves and search by course or instructor.

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Search for scholarly articles? Go to Library Discovery and search by keyword, author, or title. Check the facets on the left and limit by peer-reviewed, journal articles, and date.

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Check out, renew, or return print books? Go to Your Library Account and check online.

WORKSHOPS

Getting Started at the Library

Workshops

Getting Started at the Library

Welcome to AUM! This course will introduce you to everything that’s available to you at the Library, including:

This workshop is appropriate for new students as well as those looking for a refresher.

Time: TBD Date: TBD

Duration: 30 min Room: Library

Introduction to WorldCat Discovery

Introduction to WorldCat Discovery

Workshop attendees will learn how to quickly and easily find materials with WorldCat Discovery!

Come learn how to search, discover, and access all AUM Library content: books, eBooks, articles and other materials; how to save and cite your search results; and how to find resources from other libraries.

All are welcome to attend.

Time: TBD Date: TBD

Duration: 30 min Room: Library Office

EndNote Essentials

Find out how to build your personal database of references using EndNote. Learn how to organize the references in groups, produce bibliographies, insert bibliographic citations in your papers in your chosen style, and more.

All are welcome to attend.

Time: TBD Date: TBD

Duration: 60 min Room: Library Office

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FACULTY RESOURCES

AUM has developed the below resources for faculty.

COURSE RESERVES

Print

Faculty Guidelines for Placing Books in the Print Reserves Collection:

Books that are required reading will be placed in the Print/Book Reserves Collection.

To place an item on reserve, fill in a Request Form [link to the form]

If the Library does not own a requested item, it may take up to 3 weeks to acquire it and prepare it for student access.

Books placed on reserve will remain on reserve for the duration of the term. Books may not be placed on reserve indefinitely.

Personal copies of books are welcome. The Library cannot guarantee these items against theft or damage, and they will be subject to standard library processing requirements.

Any personal copies left with the Library must be picked up within 2 weeks after the end of the term.

Electronic

How the eReserves System works

The Library uses the online catalog for eReserves to place journal article and book chapter course reserves online or links to websites and eBooks that instructors require for their students.

Each course is given a unique password for students. This password must be entered by the student for them to retrieve material. By entering the password into the system, the student is agreeing to copyright provisions.

Faculty guidelines for placing articles on eReserves

  • If the Library has in its collection an article to be placed on reserve, the Library will either scan or download the original article. If the Library does not own the article, it is expected that the instructor provides as clean a photocopy as possible for a clean scan into PDF format. The Library is not responsible for the quality of material scanned from photocopies provided by the instructor. If the Library does not own the article and no copy is provided by the instructor there will be a delay as the Library obtains the material from outside resources.
  • A list of reserve materials for every course must be submitted each term.
  • eReserves are not permanent. Changes, additions, or deletions to a previously used course will require a new Request Form.
  • eReserves course materials are processed in order of receipt. Reserve requests MUST be submitted 10 days before the term begins. This includes reinstatement of previously active courses. It is the responsibility of the instructor to make sure items are brought to the Library on time.
  • The documents stored in eReserves are protected under copyright laws governing the making of photocopies of copyrighted material. It is the instructor’s responsibility to procure permission to use material if it is so needed. For more information about copyright and course reserves, please see Copyright FAQs.
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COPYRIGHT FAQ’s

Do I need to obtain copyright permission to put articles on course reserve?

The documents stored in Course Reserves are protected under copyright law. If you limit materials to single articles from journals or chapters from books already owned by a faculty member or the Library, you may request that these be digitized by the Library. If you plan to use the materials again, you must obtain permission from the publisher.

What if I want to pass out copies to each student taking a course?

The guidelines for educational or fair use of multiple copies for classroom use apply. For example, if the document is one article from a journal or a book chapter and there is inadequate time to request permission to duplicate it, you can do so only once. If you plan to use materials in more than one term, you will need to obtain permission from the publishers.

Does fair use apply to articles I want to digitize for my Moodle course?

If you limit materials to single articles from journals or chapters from books already owned by a faculty member or the Library, you may link to digitized materials, or even digitize them yourself, for use in your web-based course. The course must be password-protected and accessible only to students enrolled in the course. The materials must be removed at the end of the term as soon as the course is over. If you plan to use the materials again, you must obtain permission to use them.

How do I go about obtaining permission?

There are several ways to obtain copyright permission for use of electronic or print articles.

Contact each publisher of the article you want to use. This is the cheapest method. You will be charged only the copyright (royalty) fee plus a charge for the number of copies of each article you plan to use. In some cases, depending on the publisher and the publication, permission may be free.

instructions

Library instruction can help reduce the anxiety and frustration that some students feel when they are required to use library resources to complete a research assignment. Instruction sessions allow students to have hands-on practice with databases and other resources under the supervision of a librarian. Scheduling a library instruction session also saves faculty time from having to answer individual questions about the research process and appropriate sources to use. The quality of students’ papers may also improve, because they will know more about the research process, evaluating information, and how to find resources to support their assignments.

Information literacy instruction is most effective when it is integrated into your course. We will collaborate with you to:

Determine the most appropriate resources for the instruction session.

Schedule library instruction when your students are working on their research assignments and are most motivated to learn and receptive to new ideas and methods.

Use the form below to request a library instruction session. Please allow a minimum of one week’s notice prior to your request date.

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Contact our Library Technician

Carmen Candel

Library Technician

If you have any questions about the Library, make sure to contact our team. 

carmen.candel@aum.edu.mt