Training and advice

We would be pleased to assist with any questions you may have about:

  • Using the library
  • Finding your way around the library
  • Literature searches in catalogues/databases
  • Interlibrary lending

Additional dates are available for 5 participants or more.

Please contact: Martina Lehnert

For students

Your OTH Regensburg card will be activated as a library pass while you attend the event.

The library in 30 Minutes

Let us show you what the OTH Regensburg library has to offer, give you some information about our library catalogue (searches, user account, lending functions), demonstrate our self-service issue and return machines and generally help you find your way around. 

Dates at the start of the semester:  see registration lists in the library foyer

Dates during the semester:  Tuesdays 10.00; Thursdays 14.00

Registration: Registration lists are posted in the library foyer

Fit for the 1st semester

How do I find references for my presentation without spending hours searching in the library? How do I create a bibliography in 5 minutes? How do I borrow books? How does the book scanner work? This practical workshop will prepare you thoroughly for your seminars and save you a lot of time when preparing your term papers and presentations.

Duration: 2 hours

Dates:

The OTH Regensburg library is not offering any "Fit for the 1st semester" workshops at present.

ContactMartina Lehnert

The "Fit for the term paper" programme is aimed at students of all departments and semesters. These practical workshops offer support with your scientific work - from your first presentation to your final year project.

The following courses are offered:

Internet searching - more than just Google

"Getting information of the internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant" (Mitchell Kapor)

What can Google find - and what not? How can I find the scientific information on the internet that I want? How do I judge the quality of an internet site, and how do I quote and attribute internet sources in my term paper?

Duration: 1,5 hours
Minimum number of participants:
5
Contact:
Martina Lehnert

Regensburg Catalogue

Professional search strategies can help you locate scientific references on site quickly and efficiently. Use the free book delivery service of Regensburg’s libraries.

Duration: 1 hour
Minimum number of participants:
5
Contact
: Martina Lehnert

Professional databases

Find topical scientific essays, full texts, standards, statistics and company data - a wealth of information you won’t find in the Regensburg catalogue. During the course you will have an opportunity to research references on your chosen topic.

We offer database courses for the following specialisms:

  • Mechanical engineering, electrical engineering: WTI, IEEE, Perinorm databases
  • Economics: WISO, Business Source Elite, Hoppenstedt, Statista databases
  • Social sciences: WISO, Statista, FIS Bildung databases
  • Architecture, civil engineering: WTI, RSWB, Perinorm databases

Duration: 1,5 hours
Minimum number of participants:
5
Contact
: Martina Lehnert

Managing references with Citavi

The Citavi reference management programme will help you write your term paper and assemble references without drowning in scraps of paper! Insert correct references into your term paper at the click of a mouse and create a bibliography in just a few minutes. Get to know Citavi with practical exercises - from selecting your topic to the finished dissertation.

Duration: 2 hours
Minimum number of participants:
5
Contact
: Martina Lehnert

Advanced Citavi

Let us show you how to

  • use Citavi to plan your term paper
  • import bibliographies with ISBN download in Citavi
  • incorporate e-books, internet sites and pdf documents in Citavi
  • import titles from professional databases
  • work together on a joint Citavi project
  • and answer your own questions about working with Citavi

Duration: 2 hours
Minimum number of participants:
5
Contact
: Martina Lehnert

 

Having problems searching for sources? Can’t find up-to-date literature for your topic? Don’t know how to set about searching sources for your term paper or final year dissertation?

We can help you search regional, national and international catalogues as well as professional databases and other electronic resources.

Registration: You can request a one-on-one meeting.

Contact: Martina Lehnert