Guided Tours, Trainings, and Webinars

The HU University Library offers guided tours and training courses on various library-related topics. These take place in the form of webinars and as classroom events at various locations. Please note that the tours and training courses are usually held in German. If you wish a webinar in English (groups only), please contact fuehrungen@ub.hu-berlin.de.
 

Retrieval

 

Getting Started in the Library (ca. 60 min) [in English!]

  • Using the library (borrowing, user account, online resources)
  • Presentation of the library website
  • Research with our search portal Primus
  • Further offers
  • Time for questions!

 

Finding Library Resources - Introduction to Search Tools (ca. 120 min) [in German!]

  • Finding relevant essays and books in Primus and in databases (DBIS)
  • Differences: databases and Primus
  • Obtaining literature via the Cooperative Library Network Berlin-Brandenburg (KOBV), the German Union Catalogue of Serials (ZDB), and the Electronic Journals Library (EZB)
  • Subject portals

 

Retrieval in Databases (ca. 120 min) [in German!]

  • Preparation of a research
  • Knowledge of appropriate working aids
  • Presentation of the Database Information System (DBIS)
  • Presentation of a subject database and an interdisciplinary database
  • Comparison between a search in Primus and in a database


Individual Research Coaching (ca. 45 min) [in German!]

  • How do I find literature on my topic?
  • How do I access the found sources?
  • Which databases are relevant for me?

Reference Management



Reference Management at a Glance - Focus on Citavi and EndNote (ca. 60 min) [in German!]

  • Overview of reference management software
  • Introduction to Citavi and EndNote for beginners (introduction to the user interface, import of various types of literature, research, publishing)


Introduction to Citavi - Studying Successfully with Reference Management (ca. 120 min) [in German!]

  • Introduction to the user interface, import of various types of literature
  • Analyzing texts, saving ideas and structuring your work, creation of references and bibliographies in word documents

 

Introduction to Citavi Web (ca. 60 min) [in German!]

  • Introduction to the user interface, import of various types of literature into Citavi Web
  • Organization of literature references, knowledge organization
  • Further processing of full texts, connection with the word processing software MS Word


Introduction to the Reference Management Software EndNote (ca. 90 min) [in German!]

  • Introduction to the user interface, import of various types of literature
  • Using research functions, creation of references and bibliographies in word documents
  • Import of references from library catalogues and databases

 

Individual Consultation Hour Reference Management

  • make an individual appointment to clarify your problems with Citavi or EndNote
  • for 1-2 persons

More offers

 

Coffee Lectures – short and crisp! (ca. 15 min) [usually in German!]

  • short lectures on the services of the University Library and on topics related to scientific work
  • every Wednesday at 13:00 h
  • without registration

 

My first term paper in the humanities and social sciences (ca. 120 min) [in German!]

  • Time scheduling
  • Structure of the term paper
  • Research strategies and databases
  • Citation, bibliography, avoidance of plagiarism

 

Compact Course Life Sciences – help with your final thesis (ca. 7.5 hrs in 3 modules) [in German!]

  • Research techniques with a focus on life sciences
  • Reference management, citation, writing
  • Consultation, exercises

Tours and Trainings (site-specific)