Courses, introductions, lectures

Information literacy offers

We offer courses on the following topics.

Please refer to the "Training dates" page for the exact dates.

Content: We will introduce you to the library and its services on a tour, and explain the main functions of the catalogue.
Learning outcomes:

After the course you will

  • you will know the most important services for working and studying in the library,
  • be able to search for books, journals and other media in the catalogue,
  • you know the different borrowing modalities of media,
  • know the functionalities of your library account.
Duration: 60 minutes

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and on request (for groups of 5 or more):
schulung@ub.uni-paderborn.de

Content: We will show you tips and tricks on how to use the catalogue effectively so that you can find and use the electronic, printed and audiovisual information media offered by the library. With small exercises you will deepen what you have learned.
Learning outcomes:

After the course you will

  • know different search techniques, e.g. to combine search terms,
  • you will be able to create and manage reminder lists in order to compile and process literature on your topic,
  • know the different ways of accessing electronic documents from home (via VPN or Shibboleth),
  • you can place an interlibrary loan order for essays.
Duration: 30 minutes
on request (for groups of 5 or more):
schulung@ub.uni-paderborn.de
Content: Writing a scientific paper includes systematic literature research and the evaluation of relevant specialist literature. We show you how to prepare a literature search and which aspects to consider. With small exercises you will deepen what you have learned.
Learning outcomes:

After the course you will be able to

  • determine meaningful search terms based on your topic,
  • decide which tools and research instruments are relevant for your topic,
  • apply different search strategies,
  • name different types of documents.
Duration: 45 minutes
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Content: We show you how to find and select the databases relevant to you in the library's offer. We use two databases as examples to show you how to research effectively. You will deepen what you have learned with small exercises.
Learning outcomes:

After the course you will

  • you will be able to apply different search strategies in databases,
  • know the search possibilities and the specifics of individual databases.
  • know the different ways of accessing databases licensed by the library and electronic documents from home (via VPN or Shibboleth).
Duration: 45 minutes
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Content: We introduce you to the Central Discovery Index as a search portal, especially for finding essays. With small exercises you will deepen what you have learned.
Learning outcomes:

After the course you will

  • know the difference between our catalogue and the Central Discovery Index,
  • know the different ways of accessing electronic documents found via CDI from home (via VPN or Shibboleth),
  • you will be able to place an interlibrary loan request for articles.
Duration: 30 minutes
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Content: We will show you how to search for literature in Google Scholar, how to quickly get to the document in the hit list using the Paderborn library link and how to further edit the result list.
Learning outcomes:

After the course you will be able to

  • name the advantages and disadvantages of searching with Google Scholar,
  • assess to what extent the search tool supports you in your research needs.
Duration: 30 minutes
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Content: When researching literature, you will come across a wide variety of sources. We show you how to evaluate quality and suitability.
Learning outcomes:

After the course you will

  • you will know criteria for evaluating the quality of scientific sources,
  • you are sensitised to the problems of internet sources,
  • you will be able to critically evaluate your research results.
Duration: 45 minutes
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Content:

With Citavi you manage literature for your scientific work, organise your knowledge and keep track of your tasks.

Citavi helps you with your research: You can use a Citavi picker to transfer literature references from databases and catalogues to Citavi and use them to create a bibliography.

Citavi helps you analyse texts: You can mark passages of text in PDF documents and insert them as citations in your academic work. Of course, you can also record citations from non-electronic texts in Citavi.

Citavi helps you to structure your ideas and knowledge: In Citavi, you can create an outline of your academic work and link it to bibliographical references, citations and tasks still to be completed.

We will give you an insight into the various functionalities of Citavi.

In the course we use the standard version - not the web version - of Citavi.

Learning outcomes:

After the course

  • you will have an overview of the most important functionalities of Citavi,
  • have an impression of the extent to which Citavi can support you in your academic work.
Duration:

90 minutes

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In Citavi you will find a large number of common citation styles that you can use for your bibliography or for the citations in your scientific work. However, if you would like to work with your own style, you can use an existing citation style in Citavi as a template and adapt it according to your own ideas.
Arrange an individual consultation appointment with us: schulung@ub.uni-paderborn.de

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about Citavi. Arrange an individual consultation appointment with us: schulung@ub.uni-paderborn.de.

Do you have questions about subject-specific research? Do you need individual advice on subject databases and subject information services? Are you looking for literature for your seminar papers and theses?

Take advantage of our individual advisory service. The library's subject librarians are available to you personally during their service hours (usually Mon.-Fri.: 9:00-15:00) as contacts for the subject areas listed below.

We will be happy to advise you!

Dr. Ulrike Hesse Chemistry
Ursula Hlubek German and Comparative
Literature,
Media Studies, Romance Studies
Laura Kupke Nutrition and Consumer Education,
Education Studies, Art, Music, Psychology,
Sports Science, Textiles

Anna Nickel

Electrical Engineering and Information Technology,
Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics

Gerd Richter Sociology

Sylvia Sobiech

Mathematics, Philosophy,
Economics

Julia Weidner English and American Studies, History; Theology

Die Veranstaltung ist darauf ausgerichtet, einen Überblick über die Ideen und die Grundlagen von Open Access zu geben und einen ersten Einblick in die Thematik zu vermitteln. Die Idee von „Open Access" wird im Kontext von Open Science und dessen Bezüge zum wissenschaftlichen Publikationssystem erläutert. Darüber hinaus erfahren Sie, wie Sie Open Access unterstützen und davon profitieren können.

Vorkenntnisse: nicht erforderlich

Dauer: ca. 30 Minuten

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In einem Vortrag werden die spezifischen Angebote der Universitätsbibliothek im Kontext von Open Access vorgestellt: der Open Access-Publikationsfonds bietet finanzielle Unterstützung bei der Veröffentlichung von Forschungsergebnissen. Verschiedene Lizenzverträge ermöglichen zudem die Finanzierung bzw. Rabattierung für Article Processing Charges (APCs) von Open Access-Artikeln. Über den Publikationsservice der Universitätsbibliothek können Mitglieder und Angehörige sowie Einrichtungen der Universität elektronische Dokumente als Erst- oder Zweitveröffentlichungen kostenfrei Open Access publizieren.

Dauer: ca. 30 Minuten

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Die Veranstaltung bietet einen vertiefenden Einblick in die gängigen Open-Access-Publikationswege und informiert über entsprechende Angebote der Universitätsbibliothek.

Dauer: ca. 30 Minuten

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Der Vortrag gibt einen Überblick über die rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen im Open Access-Publizieren. Er beleuchtet u.a. einzelne Fragestellungen im Zusammenhang mit der Vergabe von Creative-Commons-Lizenzen für Erstveröffentlichungen im Open Access sowie über die Möglichkeiten Publikationen zweitzuveröffentlichen. 

Dauer: ca. 30 Minuten

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Die Schülerinnen und Schüler erarbeiten sich selbstständig die für die Facharbeit erforderlichen Kompetenzen für die Literaturrecherche. Sie beginnen mit der Suche nach wichtigen Begriffen zum Thema, erarbeiten sich Suchstrategien, lernen Rechercheinstrumente und auch den Bibliothekskatalog kennen. Anhand eines virtuellen Rundgangs bekommen sie bereits einen Eindruck von den Räumlichkeiten der Bibliothek. Ein wichtiger Aspekt bei der Recherche ist die Literaturbewertung. Zu diesem Thema erhalten die Schülerinnen und Schüler Kriterien, anhand derer sie beurteilen können, inwieweit eine Quelle für eine Facharbeit in Frage kommt.
Am Schluss besteht die Möglichkeit, angeleitet die Literaturrecherche und -bewertung für das eigene Facharbeitsthema durchzuführen und sich auf den Bibliotheksbesuch vorzubereiten.

Die Inhalte werden anhand von Texten, kurzen Videos und verschiedenen Aufgabentypen vermittelt.

Hinweis: Wenn Sie weitere Informationen zum Online-Tutorial und zu einen Zugang dazu bekommen möchten, schreiben Sie eine Mail an: schulung@ub.uni-paderborn.de.

Dauer: ca. 90 Minuten

Content:

In preparation for the subject paper, the UB offers workshops on literature research for groups of upper school students with a maximum of 20 participants. A teacher must accompany the group. Unfortunately, for reasons of space and staffing, whole year groups cannot be supervised.

The workshop begins with a short orientation tour of the library. Afterwards, the students, accompanied and supported by us, develop the necessary skills for literature research. They start by searching for important terms on the topic, work on search strategies, learn about research tools and finally how to find books in the library holdings that have been researched in the catalogue. An important aspect of research is literature evaluation. On this topic, the students are given criteria that they can use to assess the extent to which a source is suitable for a specialised paper. We use the following methods to convey the content: Guided tour, impulse presentations, brainstorming, exercises in partner and small group work.

Duration: 90 minutes
Request:

schulung@ub.uni-paderborn.de
(In October and November, no events for students can be offered due to the high number of first semester inductions).

Content:

When writing a term paper or thesis, a wide range of questions can arise concerning academic writing. The Competence Centre for Writing offers students of all subjects and semesters the opportunity for individual counselling every Tuesday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the library's Information Centre.

You can find more information on the website https://www.uni-paderborn.de/universitaet/kompetenzzentrum-schreiben/individuelle-schreibberatung.

Further information

For groups of five or more, we are happy to put together events from the individual modules according to your wishes. Please contact us!

E-mail : schulung@ub.uni-paderborn.de
Phone: +49 5251 60-2017