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.
For most events, you will need to register online at the virtual campus. You are welcome to schedule additional appointments for groups. Just ask us!
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.
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?
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.
No matter what you are looking for, you will always find something. But what?! How do you differentiate between relevant and irrelevant information? How do you cite internet sources and are you supposed to cite Wikipedia? We will also show you how to be more precise in your google search and what alternatives there are.
In this session, we will look at internet search strategies in detail. Dedicated search machines for academic texts, statistics, and blogs will be introduced. Furthermore, this session deals with how to follow scientific debates, how to stay on top of things at all times, and how to use Web 2.0 for your course work and for research purposes.
Especially when it comes to extensive academic works, it is easy to lose track of what you have read. With the Citavi reference management programme, you can collect references, ideas, and citations and then simply copy them into your paper with a mouse click. The bibliography will be created automatically. Citavi only runs under Windows.
We will show you the Zotero reference management programme, which is a Mac and Linux alternative to Citavi.
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)
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".
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".