Brief Information about the Free Websites
Teach With Movies provides lesson plans and learning guides based on movies and films; full length and snippets (video clips) for classes in English, Health, Science and the Arts. This can be accessed from here.
Hairdressing Training provides step-by-step guidance videos, self-evaluation tests, worksheets and guides relating to hairdressing styles and techniques; the service is also mapped to the NVQ Hairdressing curriculum. Hairdressing Training is a service funded by JISC and provided by Mimas, an organisation of experts which is based at the University of Manchester. This can be accessed from http://hairdressing.ac.uk/
eLibrary USA provides access to a wide range of information, articles and essays on various topics. It is a "virtual library" through which you can access more than 30 major databases via the Internet; whether working from the office, home or mobile phone. The complete list of databases can be accessed from http://elibraryusa.state.gov/resources.html. The Department of State provides individual access to users or patrons of the Information Resource Center (IRC) of the U.S. Embassy in Malta. To become a patron of the Information Resource Center, send an email to IRC at firstname.lastname@example.org; stating your first and last name, institution and/or profession (Please quote MCAST Library for faster processing), and email address (which will be your username for the eLibraryUSA).
DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals) is an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer-reviewed journals. It aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. The directory can be accessed from https://doaj.org/
Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other websites. This can be accessed from here.
DART-Europe is an E-theses portal that provides researchers with a single European portal for the discovery of Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs). Dart-Europe is a partnership of research libraries and library consortia who are working together to improve global access to European research theses. It can be accessed from http://www.dart-europe.eu/basic-search.php
A+ Research and Writing provides tips on how to research and write assignments. The website has now closed permanently and it will no longer be updated. However, the content is still available for use. It can be accessed from http://www.ipl.org/div/aplus/
Electronic content to in-house subscribed Periodicals in Print form. The MCAST Library subscribes to approximately 200 periodical publications in print form. Electronic content, either as full-text or summaries of main articles of many of these publications can be found on the respective websites. The MCAST library online public access catalogue (OPAC – Search Our Catalogue page) provides a direct link to these websites. Click on the 'Advanced Search' of the OPAC and choose 'Shelf Mark' from the 'Search In' field and type 'P' in the 'Search Terms' field. The search can then be further restricted by choosing any of the other fields: Library, subject, class, etc. Once the periodical required is identified, click on the title, and the 'MCAST Library-View Item' web page is displayed. Clicking on 'Digital (www)' will display the respective periodical website from which the electronic content, if any, can be accessed.