Online tutorials at the University Library

You may use our online tutorials anytime and anywhere, for example, you can learn about finding books and articles, how to successfully search the databases that are relevant for your course work, how to use interlibrary loan, and how to organize references and knowledge.

Online Catalogue Tutorial

Are you looking for a print book or an e-book? Would you like to renew a loan or do you need to search out literature on a specific topic?
Our tutorial about the "Bamberger Katalog" (Online Catalogue) will answer all of your questions about the basics of literature research.

Interlibrary Loan Tutorial

You are looking for something but it is not available in the Online Catalogue? Find out how to access books or essays in journals in other libraries.

Journal Search Tutorial

How do I find a given article in a journal? What is the EZB? How can I read e-journals?
Here you can learn how to search for scientific journals and e-journals in the Online Catalogue and in the EZB.

Essay Research Tutorial

You want to find articles or essays about specific topics? In this tutorial, you will learn how to find important relevant data bases using the DBIS database information system; how to trigger an essay search; and how to access individual articles.

Database Tutorial

Click here for quick guides about the databases that are most frequently used for your subject, including the most important features and search options.

Tutorials about Reference Management with Citavi

In this tutorial you will learn how Citavi can help you manage your study resources; how to organize your knowledge; and how to create a list of references automatically.

Internet Research Tutorial (made by LOTSE)

“I can never find what I need on the internet!” Sounds familiar? This tutorial will show you how you can use the internet, search machines, and subject-specific resources efficiently and effectively in your academic work.

Thematic Literature Research Tutorial (made by LOTSE)

Listen to Stefan and Sofia, both students, and find out how to find resources, using the correct retrieval strategy.

Tutorial about proper citation and avoiding plagiarism (made by LOTSE)

Plagiarism is the talk of the town. It’s not just being discussed in newspapers, either! The discussion is on in universities as well. But what is plagiarism and what’s behind it? What has it got to do with writing a scientific paper? The first part of this tutorial provides an answer to these questions. The second part shows different citation standards and gives an example of how to cite resources well.

You can watch the clips directly in your browser, hit pause any time you need to and watch them again. Using the navigation bar, you can also go to specific sections.

To simply listen to these tutorials, you will need to change the audio settings of your computer.

If you have questions, please contact our staff in our branch libraries.

Let us hear from you after you have watched a tutorial. We always want to improve our services.

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