Tours of the Library and Training

The University Library of Humboldt Universität offers various tours and training in information literacy at many of its branches. Please note that generally all courses are in German. If you wish a course in English (groups only), please contact

Training (across branches)



  • Comprehensive library course
    • Guided tour through the Grimm-Zentrum focused on library facilities
    • Learning how to retrieve with our search tool Primus
    • Introduction to the Journal Database (ZDB), the Electronic Journal Database (EZB), and interlibrary loan







Other courses

  • Workshop for Tutors and Student Assistants
    • How to prepare a literature search? Specialties of monographs and articles
    • Advanced presentation of the Primus Gateway, interlibrary loan
    • Further bibliographic tools, esp. for journals (ZDB, EZB) and interlibrary loan
    • Subject databases and online resources (DBIS)
    • Reference management software (emphasis on Citavi and EndNote)
    • Hints for referencing correctly


  • Information Literacy for High School Students
    • How does a modern academic library work?
    • What is the library capable of that Google is not?
    • How do I search and retrieve literature to a particular topic? Are there any other relevant sources for my topic apart from books?
    • How do I create a bibliography? 

Tours and Training (site-specific)