Specific Offers for Students

You would like to expand your knowledge in literature research or need assistance in writing scientific texts? In order to provide you with the best possible support for your scientific work, we offer you, among other things, personal consultations, workshops, and special offers for the introductory phase of your studies:

 

We also offer library tours for on-site orientation. Due to current renovations, these are expected to take place again in the middle of the winter semester 2022/23. In the meantime, you are welcome to take a virtual look around our library via our video tutorials & self-study courses and use the library information desk for your questions on the topic of literature research and scientific work.


Workshops

Writing Workshop

Scientific texts are an essential part of the study program. They serve as a means of critically examining various topics and engaging in academic discourse. In addition, writing academic texts is crucial for successful graduation in many courses of study. Each semester, the Writing Workshop offers a series of workshops related to academic writing.

For more information, click here.

Interdisciplinary Research Tutorials

The interdisciplinary research tutorials serve to promote the research skills of students of humanities subjects. In addition to an online library introduction and an introduction to literature research, they also offer students insight into the topics of interlibrary loan, subject databases, and supraregional catalog research. Each tutorial lasts approximately two hours. It is a peer-to-peer format, i.e. the tutorials are conducted by a team of students from the above-mentioned subjects.

Currently the research tutorial is offered for the subjects Literature, German Studies, History and Philosophy. The target group is students who have little or no previous knowledge of scientific research.

The research tutorial takes place online via Zoom and is offered on approx. 6 dates per subject during the semester. However, participation is possible for all students on all dates, as the content differs primarily on the basis of the sample assignments, so that there is a total of approx. 24 dates to choose from. Students register independently for a date via OpenOLAT and participate in the course via Zoom.

Contact person: Dr. Kathrin Ludwig
Registration: Via OLAT

Literature Management with Citavi - collecting, managing and editing literature

Literature management programs are software programs that support you in your studies, research and teaching when collecting, editing and managing literature sources. Students should get to know the possibilities of a literature management program early on so that they can use this tool optimally during their studies and for their theses.

In this workshop you will learn the basics of the software Citavi and the various possibilities to support you in the scientific research, working and writing process.

Further information on dates and registration can be found here.

Literature Management with EndNote - collecting and managing literature in natural science subjects

Literature management programs are software programs that support you in your studies, research and teaching when collecting, editing and managing literature sources. Students should get to know the possibilities of a literature management program early on so that they can use this tool optimally during their studies and for their theses.

In this workshop you will learn the basics of the software EndNote and the various possibilities to support you in the scientific research, working and writing process.

Further information on dates and registration can be found here.

Subject Specific Offers

Each subject area has its own specifics and thus its own information resources. Therefore, in addition to the general courses and library introductions, we also offer training courses specifically designed for literature research in certain subjects.

Are you missing an offer for your subject area? Then please contact the respective subject librarians.

Please note: Due to Covid, there are currently no specialised tours for Law. The introductions to PubMed will take place online via Zoom.