Library

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Get a first impression of the library: See any of the films and find out how to loan, renew or reserve media. Moreover, the library offers a set of training sessions and tours that can be booked and visited about general studies, for instance. Click to browse our picture gallery or find out about the provided services like our book scanner!

Adviser: Silke Egelhof

Duration 30 minutes, max. 30 participants

On this non-standard tour you will learn all the essentials about the library that help enter your studies: What media are there, other than printed ones, where and how to find them and a lot more.

Adviser: Silke Egelhof

Duration 90 minutes, max. 20 participants

You have to write a project paper or even your thesis? Find out in this course about how to develop a search strategy and how to obtain the found references cheaply and fast.

Adviser: Ulrike Bretzger

Duration 120 minutes

You are studying in a higher semester and have to write an academic seminary paper or even your thesis? Find out in this course about the most important rules of writing an academic paper and how to deepen your knowledge independently.

Adviser: Ulrike Bretzger

Duration 120 minutes

In this course you will learn how to cite with footnotes and by the Harvard citation system. We will discuss your questions about citations and how to handle sources and do practical exercises.

Adviser: Silke Egelhof

Duration 120 minutes, max. 20 participants

Keep your references in view with Citavi. Get to know all basic functions for real handling the programme. Find out how to fill your project with references, how to edit them for further use and how to quote with the Word-Add functions.

Adviser: Silke Egelhof

Duration 120 minutes, max. 20 participants

You have already got to know Citavi - by practical experience or in the Citavi basic course. Here you can enhance your knowledge. Find out, for example, how to allocate direct and indirect citations to the individual references, how to create a division in Citavi and how the task scheduler works.


The courses listed above are offered in German within the scope of general studies.

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On the ground floor you will find a book2net scanner. It is easy to operate by touch screen, scanned pages may be saved in different formats on a USB-stick.

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There is also a black/white photocopier on the ground floor. The FollowMe function helps send print orders to the photocopier over the mounted computers on the ground floor. You need your student or university ID card. We have a separate card for external customers.

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Reading places for learning and writing are available on each of 3 floors. The tables are provided with mains outlets. There are single or double tables. Other group tables are available in the BUS space.

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You will find lockers in the entrance area. You can rent some of them for the time of your visit, others are identified as learning lockers and can be loaned for 14 days and more.

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The self-service terminals on the ground floor help loan or return your media autonomously. If you want to renew media, log in at any of the mounted computers or ask at the counter.

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To keep the noise level in the library as low as possible, there is a noise indicator on the ground floor that activates as soon as the noise level rises. A vending machine sells ear stoppers for 1 euro per pair. Please, avoid any loud noises in the building.

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For teaching and researching, university members may book the representative meeting and lecturing hall of the library. It has about 25 seats and a large display  for video projector presentations. Otherwise it is available to students for learning in groups.