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BIB 80-020

What you need to know

This course gives you an insight into the services of the library on the Schwenningen Campus. We will accompany you throughout your studies and give you an overview of the various search options.

Broad research - into textbooks, newspaper articles and databases - is a basic requirement of academic work.

You will also be given an introduction to using Citavi, which enables you to structure and reuse your literature sources.

Help and instructions on how to use all library services can be found here.

What you have to do

  1. Info about the library

    You can find information about the premises and the use of the library in this External link opens in a new window:video.

  2. Study rooms and creative spaces

    On the ground floor you will find group workstations, two scanners and the self-checkout, as well as the specialist journals and the new acquisitions shelf.

    On the upper floor you will find individual workstations, the loan stock, the reference stock, films and DIN-VDE standards.

  3. Getting started on your research

    How to start searching for scientific literature and what to keep in mind is what this Helpcard will teach you.

    • The academic language is English. Linguee is a good tool for the translation of specialist terms.

  4. Search using the library BOSS and OPAC catalogues

    This video shows you how to use BOSS to search for media.
    Further information on searching for print and online media in the library catalogues can be found on this Helpcard.

    • If you would like to access our online media outside the campus network, use this Helpcard.

    • This Helpcard will assist you in ordering print media from the other campus or in reserving borrowed media.

    • We explain how to use your library account with all the self-service features in this Helpcard.

  5. DBIS Datenbase information system
    How to access DBIS is explained in this video using the Perinorm database as an example.

    • Further information on the databases and access options are shown on this Helpcard.

  6. Citavi literature reference management system

    This video explains why we recommend using Citavi.

    The following helpcards explain how to install Citavi: Citavi for Windows and Citavi for Mac.

  7. FELIX Course - Successful Research with the Schwenningen Library

    You can find detailed training on searching the catalogues and databases in FELIX.

Problems or questions?

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