Articles and more - Database Research

Each subject matter has its characteristics - 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.

Specifics for the summer semester 2021

As it is advised to avoid in-person sessions during the summer semester 2021, we will provide you with material bit by bit in the virtual campus to help you acquire the contents of this course on your own. Alternatively you can also attend a one hour online- session via Zoom.

To obtain a certificate of participation, please send the filled in exercise sheet tot he mail-adress provided on the sheet. Please also state your student registration number and date of birth.  

The database introductory course is obligatory for students of English and American Studies and Romance Studies. It is recommended for students of Germans Studies and Slavic Studies.

The introductory database course consists of two parts: an E-Learning-module and a training session. The E-Learning-Module is designed interdisciplinary, the training session is subject-specific. The E-Learning-Module only has to be completed once in total, the training session has to be completed for each subject.

To attain a certificate of attendance, both parts of the course must be completed. Attending a general introductory course at the university library does not substitude this course!

You will need your ba-number and the related password for the training session.

Specifics for the summer semester 2021

As it is advised to avoid in-person sessions during the summer semester 2021, we will provide you with material in the virtual campus to help you acquire the contents of this course on your own.

To obtain a certificate of participation, please send the filled in exercise sheet tot he mail-adress provided on the sheet. Please also state your student registration number and date of birth.  

Contact

Should you have any question, please contact Dr. Inga Gerike, Tel. 863-1596

Subject-Specific notes

Englisch and American Studies: The course is an integral part of the literatures seminar (advanced module English and American literature). Please note, that the introductory library course is also obligatory for students of English and American Studies.

German Studies: The course is open to all students of German Studies, who already acquired basic knowledge in researching literature (Bamberg Catalogue, inter library loans). Please note, that the introductory library course is also obligatory for students of German Studies.

Romance Studies: The course is an integral part of the seminar in language studies (advanced module romanic language studies; French, Italian, Spanish). Please note, that the introductory library course is also obligatory for students of Romance Studies.

Slavic Studies: The course is open to all students of Slavic Studies, who already acquired basic knowledge in researching literature (Bamberg Catalogue, inter library loans). Please note

It is recommended for students of subjects in History and Geography to attend a database introductory course.

You will need your ba-number and the related password for the training session. Please activate your library card in one of our branch libraries beforehand. A certificate of participation can be issued as needed.

Duration

90 minutes, starts at 8:30 am

Dates, Location, Registration

Please register in the virtual campus. You’ll find an overview of the current dates and locations there as well.

The database courses take place in branch library 5.

Contact

Should you have any question, please contact Christian Müller, Tel. 863-1558.

It is highly recommended that participants of the candidate seminar visit the database introduction.

You will need your ba-number and the related password for the training session. A certificate of participation can be issued as needed.

Specifics for the winter semester 2020/21

As it is advised to avoid in-person sessions, we will provide you with material bit by bit in the virtual campus to help you acquire the contents of this course.

To obtain a certificate of participation, please send the filled in exercise sheet to the mail-adress provided on the sheet. Please also state your student registration number and date of birth. 

Contact

Should you have any question, please contact Dr. Inga Gerike, Tel. 863-1596.

The database courses are obligatory for students of Primary Education. Participation is highly recommended for students of Adult and Further Education, Early Childhood Education and Social Pedagogy.

Please work through the E-Learning-module „Datenbankrecherche Pädagogik“ before attending the session.

You will need your ba-number and the related password for the training session. Please activate your library card in one of our branch libraries beforehand. A certificate of participation can be issued as needed.

Duration

90 minutes, starts c.t.

Dates, Location, Registration

Please register in the virtual campus. You’ll find an overview of the current dates and locations there as well.

The training sessions take place in the periodicals reading room in branch library 2 or in the PC-Pool 2 M3N/-1.19 (Marcushaus, basement). Please inform yourself about the location in the virtual campus when signing up.

Contact

Should you have any question, please contact Christl Schneider, Tel. 863-1551.

Subject-specific notes:

Please note that participation in an introductory library course is also obligatory for students of Education and Primary Education.

How to find an article in a journal, if the journal in which it was published is not precisely known yet? And how to get from the bibliographical reference to the full text?

This course aims to provide general academical research skills. You will get to know several sociological databases and you will train to form suitable queries

You will be introduced to the databases "Political Science Complete", "SOCIndex with Fulltext" and "Social Science Citation Index". Additionally, you will get an overview over sources for statistics and data sets.

This course requires knowledge in researching the catalogue and in using inter library loans. We recommend to attend an introductory library course before participating in a databse course.

You will need your ba-number and the related password for the training session. Please activate your library card in one of our branch libraries beforehand. A certificate of participation can be issued as needed.

Duration

90 minutes

Dates, Location, Registration

Gathering place: lobby of branch library 3. Please register in the virtual campus for the training session. You’ll find an overview of the current dates and locations there as well.

Contact

Should you have any question, please contact Louise Rumpf, Tel. 863-1506.

Please work through the E-Learning-module „Datenbankrecherche Psychologie“ before attending the session.

You will need your ba-number and the related password for the training session. Please activate your library card in one of our branch libraries beforehand.

Duration

90 minutes, starts c.t.

Dates, Location, Registration

Please register in the virtual campus. You’ll find an overview of the current dates and locations there as well.

The training sessions take place in the periodicals reading room in branch library 2.

Contact

Should you have any question, please contact Christl Schneider, Tel. 863-1551.

Subject-specific notes

Participation in an introductory library course is recommended for students of Psychology.

In this course you’ll train the economic research in the databases "Business Source Ultimate" and "WISO".

This course is currently an obligatory part of the seminar "Grundlagen wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens" (GwA II) and is highly recommended as preparation for Bachelor and Master theses. It is also open to all interested parties. Aside from the open sessions, there are several database courses within the scope of other classes.

This course requires knowledge about research in the catalogue and in using of inter library loans. We recommend to attend an introductory library course before participating in a databse course.

You will need your ba-number and the related password for the training session. Please activate your library card in one of our branch libraries beforehand. A certificate of participation can be issued, which might be needed to register your bachelor thesis – please inform yourself at your department of study.

Duration

90 minutes

Dates, Location, Registration

Gathering place: lobby of branch library 3. Please register in the virtual campus for the training session. You’ll find an overview of the current dates and locations there as well.

Contact

Should you have any question, please contact Cathrin Müller, Tel. 863-1522.

Our database courses are open to all interested parties. If your subject of study is not specifically mentioned in this list, you have the following options:

  • Take part in a subject related introductory course in your branch library of choice (available in all branch libraries except branch library 1). Many research strategies and helpful hints are applicable across databases, so that you will still benefit by participating. Please register in the virtual campus for the training session. You’ll find an overview of the current dates and locations there as well.
  • Arrange your participation in a course in your branch library. In this case, you don’t need to register in the virtual campus.

You will need your ba-number and the related password for the training session. Please activate your library card in one of our branch libraries beforehand.

Contact

Should you have any question, please contact your branch library.