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General training courses

Research made easy

The course consists of 2 parts, which last 90 minutes all together. The course will be held in German.

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

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 (notably first-year students) and postgraduate doctoral candidates of all disciplines

Schedule

  • Wed., October 9, 2019, from 4.00 pm - 5.30 pm
  • Thur., October 24, 2019, from 10.00 am - 11.30 am
  • Fri., November 8, 2019, from 10.00 am - 11.30 am
  • Mon., November 18, 2019, from 3.00 pm - 4.30 pm
  • Mon., December 2, 2019, from 4.00 pm - 5.30 pm

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 due to the 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

No advance booking necessary.

Location on the floor plan (LMU Raumfinder)

Citavi 6 basics

Course content

  • 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 due to the lack of a possibilitiy to get your device charged during the lesson.

Please have Citavi installed before the course starts!

Schedule

  • Fri., October 11, 2019, from 10.00 am - 12.00 noon
  • Mon., November 4, 2019, from 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm
  • Thur., December 5, 2019, from 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm
  • Wed., January 8, 2020, from 10.00 am - 12.00 noon
  • Tue., Februrary 4, 2020, from 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm

Meeting point

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

No advance booking necessary.

Location on the floor plan (LMU Raumfinder)

Course at VideoOnline

Further information on the reference management software EndNote

Citavi 6 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 batterydue to the lack of possibilities to get your device charged during the lesson.

Schedule

  • Thur., October 17, 2019, from 10.00 am - 12:00 noon
  • Mon., December 16, 2019, from 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm
  • Thur., February 6, 2020, from 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Meeting point

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

No advance booking necessary.

Location on the floor plan (LMU Raumfinder)

management software Citavi

EndNote X9 basics

Course content

  • 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. Please bring your own MacBook with you.

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 due to the lack of possibilities to get your device charged during the lesson.

Please have EndNote installed before the course starts!

Schedule

Mac

  • Mon., October 14, 2019, from 10.00 am - 12:00 noon
  • Wed., December 11, 2019, from 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm
  • Thur., Janunary 16, 2020, from 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm

Windows

  • Tue., October 22, 2019, from 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm
  • Mon., November 25, 2019, from 10.00 pm - 12.00 noon
  • Wed., January 22, 2020, from 3.00 pm - 5.00 pm

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

Meeting point

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

No advance booking necessary.

Location on the floor plan (LMU Raumfinder)

Course at VideoOnline

Further information on the reference management software EndNote

EndNote X9 Basics (in English)

Course content

  • 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 due to the lack of possibilities to get your device charged during the lesson.

Please have EndNote installed before the course starts!

Schedule

This course is not offered until further notice.

Meeting point

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

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

Graduates and doctoral candidates

Schedule

Upcoming dates will be available at the start of the semester.

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

Registration form

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 sabine.schierl@lmu.de.

Meeting point

Ludwigstraße 27, room F002

Location on the floor plan (LMU Raumfinder)