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General training courses

Research made easy I+II

The course consists of 2 parts, which last 90 minutes all together. You can visit both parts together or each part separately. The course will be held in German.

I. Introduction

Focus on library basics, research, and print media

Course content

  • Summary of the University Library structure
  • Learning and working in the University Library
  • How to filter, evaluate, and use information
  • Basics of research
  • Search strategies
  • Types of literature
  • Using the University Library‘s online catalogue

II. Advanced

Focus on electronic media, databases, and further library services

Course content

  • What you need to access the e-media (E-Media Login)
  • How to access e-books via the online catalogue
  • How to access e-journals via the online catalogue and the Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek (Electronic Journals Library - EZB)
  • How to access databases via the Datenbank-Infosystem (Database Information System - DBIS). Explanation of the resources indexed in DBIS (bibliographical databases, full-text databases etc.)
  • How references are linked to full texts via the SFX service
  • Further library services
    • Campus Delivery Service (Campuslieferdienst)
    • Interlibrary loans
    • Tablet loan service
    • Purchase suggestions
    • E-tutorials

Target group

Students of all disciplines

Schedule

  • Wednesday, May 02, 2018: 2 pm – 3.30 pm (s.t.)
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018: 2 pm – 3:30 pm (s.t.)
  • Thursday, June 14, 2018: 4:30 pm – 5 pm (s.t.)

Technical information

There are computers available in the training room of the library with the operating system Windows 10. Nevertheless, feel free to bring your own device. In this case, it is important for you to check your access to the LMU-WiFi in advance. You will also need a strong battery for lack of possibilities to get your device charged during the lesson.

Meeting point

University Library training room in the Zentralbibliothek (Main Library), ground floor, room F002

Location on the floor plan (LMU Raumfinder)

No advance booking necessary.

Citavi basics

Course content

  • How to install the software
  • How to import references
  • How to manage your references
  • How to cite literature using Citavi
  • How to create a bibliography
  • Citation styles

The course will be held in German.

Target group

  • Students of all disciplines, especially advanced students
  • Postgraduate doctoral candidates, academic staff

Technical information

Please note: Citavi is not available for the operating system Mac OS, only for Windows.
For Mac users the reference management software EndNote is provided by the university library.

There are computers available in the training room of the library with the operating system Windows 10. Nevertheless, feel free to bring your own device. In this case, it is important for you to check your access to the LMU-WiFi in advance. You will also need a strong battery for lack of possibilities to get your device charged during the lesson.

Meeting point

University Library training room in the Zentralbibliothek (Main Library), ground floor, room F002

Location on the floor plan (LMU Raumfinder)

Schedule

  • Wednesday, April 25, 2018: 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm (s.t.)
  • Monday, May 28, 2018: 2 pm - 4 pm (s.t.)
  • Friday, June 8, 2018: 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm (s.t.)
  • Thursday, June 21, 2018: 3 pm - 5 pm (s.t.)

Course at VideoOnline

No advance booking necessary.

Further information on the reference management software EndNote

Citavi for advanced users

Course content

  • How to gather useful information over and above literature data
  • How to organise your knowledge using Citavi
  • How to customise your citation styles

The course will be held in German.

Target group

  • Students of all disciplines, especially advanced students
  • Postgraduate doctoral candidates, academic staff

Technical information

Please note: Citavi is not available for the operating system Mac OS, only for Windows.
For Mac users the reference management software EndNote is provided by the university library.

There are computers available in the training room of the library with the operating system Windows 10. Nevertheless, feel free to bring your own device. In this case, it is important for you to check your access to the LMU-WiFi in advance. You will also need a strong battery for lack of possibilities to get your device charged during the lesson.

Schedule

  • Wednesday, May 23, 2018: 3 pm - 5 pm (s.t.)
  • Tuesday, July 3, 2018: 2 pm - 4 pm (s.t.)

Meeting point

University Library training room in the Zentralbibliothek (Main Library), ground floor, room F002

Location on the floor plan (LMU Raumfinder)

No advance booking necessary.

Further information on the reference management software Citavi

EndNote basics

Course content

  • How to install the software
  • How to import references
  • How to manage your references
  • How to cite literature using EndNote
  • How to create a bibliography
  • Citation styles

The course will be held in German.

Target group

  • Students of all disciplines, especially advanced students
  • Postgraduate doctoral candidates, academic staff

Technical information

Please note: EndNote is available for the operating system Windows and Mac OS.

There are computers available in the training room of the library with the operating system Windows 10. Nevertheless, feel free to bring your own device. In this case, it is important for you to check your access to the LMU-WiFi in advance. You will also need a strong battery for lack of possibilities to get your device charged during the lesson.

Meeting point

University Library training room in the Zentralbibliothek (Main Library), ground floor, room F002

Location on the floor plan (LMU Raumfinder)

Schedule

  • Windows: Monday, May 7, 2018: 3 pm - 5 pm (s.t.)
  • Mac: Thursday, June 28, 2018: 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm (s.t.)
  • Mac: Friday, July 13, 2018: 2 pm - 4 pm (s.t.)

It is possible for WindowsUsers to visit a Mac-course and vice versa.

Course at VideoOnline

No advance booking necessary.

Further information on the reference management software EndNote

EndNote basics (in English)

Course content

  • How to install the software
  • How to import references
  • How to manage and organize your references
  • How to cite literature using EndNote
  • How to create a bibliography

Target group

  • Students of all disciplines, especially advanced students
  • Postgraduate doctoral candidates, academic staff

Technical information

Please note: EndNote is available for the operating system Windows and Mac OS.

There are computers available in the training room of the library with the operating system Windows 10. Nevertheless, feel free to bring your own device. In this case, it is important for you to check your access to the LMU-WiFi in advance. You will also need a strong battery for lack of possibilities to get your device charged during the lesson.

Schedule

Tuesday, June 19, 2018: 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm (s.t.)

Meeting point

University Library training room in the Zentralbibliothek (Main Library), ground floor, room F002

Booking

Please sign up for the course by writing an e-mail to literaturverwaltung@ub.uni-muenchen.de. The course will take place if there are at least 5 participants.

Location on the floor plan (LMU Raumfinder)

Further information on the reference management software EndNote

Course for graduates and doctoral candidates

Course content

  • How to submit your thesis in printed form
  • How to submit your thesis in electronic form
  • How to upload an electronic thesis to the University Library theses server

The course will be held in German.

Target group

Doctoral candidates

Schedule

Upcoming dates will be available in June 2018.

Meeting point

University Library training room in the Zentralbibliothek (Main Library), ground floor, room F002

Location on the floor plan (LMU Raumfinder)

General information on the thesis submission

Modules for the W-Seminar (secondary/high-school preparatory course) on scholarly research techniques

Course content

  • How to use the internet for research (effective use of search engines)
  • How to use the University Library
  • How to search the online catalogue for subject literature
  • How to search databases for journal articles

The course will be held in German.

Target group

Secondary and high-school students (including BOS, FOS) from year 11

Schedule

Unfortunately it is not possible to offer "W-Seminar courses" at the moment.

Courses can be arranged by sending an e-mail  to information@ub.uni-muenchen.de or by calling the number 089 2180-5821.

Meeting point

Ludwigstraße 27, room F002

Location on the floor plan (LMU Raumfinder)