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Students and Researchers

You are in the first semester and need an introduction to the library? Your first essay has to be handed in and you are looking for literature? You are looking for a way to manage quotations, e.g. in your master's thesis or dissertation?

These and other questions about the library will be answered in our courses. In our course calendar you will find more information and you can also sign up for a course of your choice. For your personal questions, we also offer individual consultations.

Teaching Staff

Lecturers of the University of Potsdam may incorporate our training into their courses.

Specifically suitable are introductory courses and seminars of any academic discipline. Our courses may be tailored to the particular needs of the course participants. New training courses may be developed if required. Get in touch!

Our Courses at a Glance

General Library Introduction

What are the locations of the Potsdam University Library? What options are there for orientation in the department libraries?

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General Literature Research & How to Access the Text

How do you formulate an optimal search query? What are effective research strategies? How do you search library catalogs and databases?

Subject-Specific Literature Research

Which databases and e-book packages can you use for your subject? How can you search databases and process the results?


Reference Management with Citavi

How can you manage your literature references for larger research papers? What functionalities does Citavi have?

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Integrated Courses for Seminar Groups

Lecturers can incorporate the library's course offerings into their courses. Courses can be tailored to the needs of the participants.

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Open Access Publishing for Researchers and Lecturers

In addition to a general introduction to the subject of " Open Access", this online course provides information about publishing and funding opportunities.