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Courses and Consultation

Practical Know-How

Do you have questions about finding literature, using databases, academic writing, or the Digital Learning Lab? The University Library and our branch libraries provide courses, assistance and advisory services to their users.

Our Coffee Lectures offer short, compact and useful tips on best practice in academic and scientific work.


Introduction: How to use the University Library

How can I order a book? What is Katalog Plus? Where is the textbook collection located?
Wednesdays 14:15 – 15:45
Meeting point is the main service desk on the ground floor.
You do not have to register in advance for this course.

If you are interested in a general guided tour of the University Library, you can inquire about the times of our guided tours for groups. Please use our reservation form for these.

Where to Find Information?

Are you looking for research literature for your term papers and assignments?

In our special subject-related courses we introduce you to the relevant and most important search instruments. An overview of the relevant course introductions is given in the specialized information pages for each subject.

The Coffee Lectures provide an overview of several topics concerning information and literature search.

Academic and Scientific Writing

Are you writing your first seminar paper? You want to write your final thesis as efficiently and professionally as possible? You want more information about academic and scientific writing? The writing advisory workshop in the University Library offers students individual advice and assistance as well as workshops on academic and scientific writing in German and English.

Read also the advice and information on plagiarism and scientific misconduct.

Digital Work Methods and Skills

The Digital Learning Lab is a room in the new University Library offering a variety of services:

  • Workshops (German) on Digital Humanities, Data Curation and Open Science.
  • Opportunities to try out and test digital work methods and tools.
  • Opportunities for students, researchers and teachers to present their own projects and to exchange ideas, get feedback and to network.