Courses and tutorials of the University Library

The University Library offers numerous introductory sessions and courses that are open to anyone who is interested. For some degree courses, introductory library sessions and the database search course are mandatory.

The courses are held in German, but we offer English sessions on request. Please adress the contact person of the particular course.

We also offer online tutorials and explanatory films that you can use at any time to find out more - for example, how to find books and articles in our library, how to search in the subject databases that are important for your studies, or how interlibrary loans work.

Library Lunch

A little informative snack during lunch break with different topics around the library.

Curious about the Library? A brief introduction

To all those who do not have much time: We can take you on a 15 to 20-minute tour through one of the Branch Libraries and answer the most important questions on how to use the Library.

Introductory library sessions

This is our basics session which centres in on literature search and checking out items: How do I search the Online Catalogue? How do I find books in the University Library and how long can I keep them? How do I find articles in magazines and how does interlibrary search work?

Articles & More - Database search

Each subject matter has its ideosyncracies - and its own sources of information. We will show you how you can find current research results, how to present the most important databases of your field of study, and give you hints about research strategies.

Zotero reference management

We will show you the Zotero reference management programme.

Reference managment in LaTeX

Workshop in cooperation with Fachschaft WIAI

Academic Writing

Would you like support in planning, organising and structuring your academic work? Would you like tips for revising your work? Would you like some impulses for getting started in the writing process and overcoming writer's block or would you like to spend some writing time together? The writing advice service at Bamberg University Library is the right place for you!

Publishing your dissertation

The doctoral degree regulations offer several options to publish your dissertation. We will inform you about these options‘ advantages and disadvantages, describe the process of publication and explain the peculiarities of a cumulative dissertation.

Online course: Current Research Information System (FIS) - focus on publications

The Current Research Information System (FIS) records and visualizes research activities at the University of Bamberg: publications, research data, projects, awards, researchers and institutions. The online course introduces you to the FIS with a focus on publications. The aim is to make the main functionalities of the FIS understandable.

Research Data Management (RDM)

Research data management is an integral part of a research project. We present the essential aspects that need to be considered when dealing with research data.

Training for faculty staff

This class is intended to give you an insight into offers of the university library, their usage, and answers to faculty/chair specific questions. (Contacts & contact partners, confined materials, book suggestions/accession lists, course reserves, usage of the library system/interlibrary loans, online services)

Offers for schools

We offer various sessions for high schoolers, whether it's doing a thematic literature search for the "W-Seminar" or spending an entire morning at the University Library, under the motto "Be a student for a day".

Further education for teachers

Information literacy is something that is not just pertinent to universities but also for schools. Therefore, we regularly offer courses to school teachers. The themes are "Fit for a W-Seminar" and "Professional internet research and use of online resources".

You didn't find what you were looking for?

You are missing a specific topic or would like to see a library session added for your class? Please let us know about it. We'll be happy to offer additional sessions, if needed.