Referencing & Plagiarism Seminar

Struggling to find reliable sources of information for your assignment? Misplaced a reference for your lab report? Or maybe you’re having trouble compiling a bibliography for your dissertation? This Degree Plus recognised information session organised by KSU in collaboration with the Library, will help to solve your referencing woes. It will also include tips on how to avoid plagiarism and where to draw the line when citing sources.

The Referencing & Plagiarism Seminar, which will be held at the IT Services Building, Room TR003 on 12th December 2012 from 12:00 to 14:00 will include an overview of how to find and manage references for your assignments. To book your place, please fill in the following form:

Guest speakers will include:

  • Dr. Sandro Lanfranco (Biology Department, Faculty of Science) – How reliable are the sources we cite?
  • Ing. Elisa Vella (Assistant Registrar) – What is plagiarism and how can we avoid it?
  • Ms. Stefania Cassar (Assistant Librarian) – Referencing and creating bibliographies with RefWorks.

To apply for the Degree Plus scheme which covers the whole series of KE-KPS Info-Discussion Sessions,  please fill out the form available here:

For those of you who would like to access the presentation given by Dr. Sandro Lanfranco, please click here. The presentation given by Ms. Elisa Vella is now accessible here.

Referencing & Plagiarism Seminar


Libraries Day at the University of Malta

On Wednesday 5 December 2012, the University of Malta Library is going to participate in Libraries Day organized by the Malta Libraries Council (MLC) in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Employment and the Schools’ Library Service.

Libraries Day Poster 1


  • Pin up your Comments!  A notice board will be set up in the Library Foyer. Students can write their comments, suggestions or questions in the already prepared forms which can be found near the notice board. Comments, suggestions or questions can be anonymous since students can opt not to write their email address. Answers to any comments, suggestions or questions will be uploaded on the Library Notices page and emailed to the students if they opt to note down the email address. The Library is continually trying to find ways how to make users aware of its large number of services. On this occasion the Library will become aware of the users’ comments and thoughts, through this special notice board.

Libraries Day Poster 2


  • How Biology Can Save the World organized by The Science Students’ Society (S-Cubed) in collaboration with the Society of Biology (UK). The exhibition features a number of photos submitted from around the world showing the importance and impact Biology can have in our everyday life.
  • Children & the Sea presents a series of thought provoking art works of our oceans and coastal environments as portrayed by children from different countries, including Malta.
  • Treasures of The University of Malta Library serves to highlight the range and depth of the University of Malta Library’s Special Collections. It brings to the attention of the public not only works of importance to the history of our Alma Mater but also works of Melitensia interest as well as others included for their rarity, content interest and fine bindings.
  • Vocabolario della Crusca – 400th Anniversary, 1612-2012. This year the Accademia della Crusca is celebrating the 400th anniversary of the first edition of its famous ‘Vocabolario’, published in 1612, which set new standards in lexicography. To mark the occasion the University Library is exhibiting its copy of the fourth edition (1729-38) with other printed materials about the Crusca, including a de luxe reprint of the first edition kindly lent by Professor Joseph M. Brincat, member of the Accademia.

For further information regarding other activities visit the MLC Website.