Self Learning Materials

Orientation in the Library: Virtual Tours and Guideposts

Would you like to find out more about the main collections of the departmental libraries, the working conditions on site and the services we offer?

Get to know our library and take a virtual tour through our departmental libraries:
Virtual Tour Neues Palais
Virtual Tour Golm - IKMZ
Virtual Tour Babelsberg

The guideposts help you find your way around the buildings:
Guidepost Neues Palais
Guidepost Golm - IKMZ
Guidepost Babelsberg

The media in our departmental libraries are assembled thematically by means of the Regensburg Verbund classification (RVK). The classification can be explored via RVK Online (in German).

Search literature and obtain documents

Search the online catalogue/OPAC (tutorial)
All media available in the library can be searched in the online catalogue /OPAC. A short introduction on how to use the OPAC is given in this tutorial (in German).

Search for journal articles or essays (list of tutorials)
Subject-specific databases are used to search for journal articles and subject-specific papers. Here you can find a list of online tutorials for selected databases.

Search in specialist databases (DBIS)
An overview of the complete range of subject-specific databases can be found in the Database Information System (DBIS).

Order media via interlibrary loan
Media needed but unavailable in the University Library may be requested via interlibrary loan.

Reference management

Reference management programs help you to administer and structure bibliographical references. The University of Potsdam acquired a campus license for the team version of the reference management program Citavi. University members may use Citavi free of charge. Information on how to download Citavi and get the license key can be found on the webpage of the ZIM: Campuslizenz Citavi(in German).