The tutorial offers members of the University of Freiburg interdisciplinary information and tips on how to implement their scientific work in 6 modules. Start with the right preparation, followed by a search for information relevant to you including an evaluation of the hits. Then learn about the principles of scientific writing and literature management.
You can either jump straight into the topic that interests you or work through the individual modules one after the other. The modules are accompanied by tests with which you can check your knowledge.


Modul 1 – Scientific research

  • components of scientific research and first steps
  • sources and secondary literature
  • media types and publication types
  • scientific use of the internet
  • difference between a database and a catalog
  • how to create a word list

Modul 2 – Research on site

  • learning site UB & subject libraries - Freiburg’s library system
  • Katalog plus - the central search tool
  • good research made easy - Simple & advanced search and search strategies
  • borrowing and using on site - library card, return dates and co.

Modul 3 – 3 (Inter-)national research

  • the digital library of the UB
  • advanced search strategies
  • interlibrary loan and document delivery

Modul 4 – Evaluation

  • how to analyze and evaluate your hit list
  • how to further restrict or expand your search
  • checklist

Modul 5 – Scientific writing

  • scientific writing in general
  • structure of a scientific paper
  • citing correctly
  • copyright and plagiarism

Modul 6 – Literature management

  • introduction to literature management
  • Citavi
  • Zotero
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