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Tutorials

Interested in learning how to make better use of our resources and services? Our tutorials can help you improve your research skills and information literacy.

We offer tutorials on basic research skills, subject-specific research, specific collections, and reference management.

Our Four Main Tutorials

Catalog Primo
  • Searching the library collection
  • Requesting and renewing items
  • Saving and exporting search results
Newspapers
  • The newspaper collection
  • Research strategies for national and international press databases
FitGym
  • Interdisciplinary research training for pupils (and others)
  • Research tools, resources, and strategies
wiso - Database for Economics and Social Sciences
  • Basic database features
  • Media types, search strategies, personalization options, exporting search results

Tutorials on Basic Research Skills

Using the Internet (» You Tube)
  • Finding content with Google
  • Alternatives to Google, Wikipedia, etc.
Search Strategies (» You Tube)
  • Finding topic-specific resources
  • Useful keyword combinations
  • Using wild card and truncation symbols
Databases and Subject-Specific Bibliographies (» You Tube)
  • What are databases and subject-specific bibliographies?
  • What is the best database for my subject?
  • Searching databases effectively

Tutorials on Subject-Specific Research

Research in Economics
  • Introduction to research strategies for economics databases
EUR-Lex - Access to European Union Law
  • Database providing access, in all official EU languages, to European Union law
  • Information on its structure and relevant research strategies
Juris
  • Legal norms
  • Case law
  • Finding journal articles
MLA - Fachbibliografie für moderne Philologien
  • Search options in MLA
  • Evaluating and saving search results
  • From search results to full-text documents
EU Press releases database
  • Up-to-the-minute, multilingual press releases from the European Commission and other EU institutions

Tutorials on Reference Management, Information Literacy, and Publishing

Reference Management with Citavi (» You Tube)
  • Computer-bound reference management tool with comprehensive features
  • Managing references conveniently
The Information Cycle of Academic Publications
  • Introduction to academic information management
  • Criteria for evaluating academic publications

Academic Publishing

  • Writing academic papers 
  • Academic self-publishing   
  • Advantages of online publishing

Publishing on MADOC

Making academic work available permanently and free of charge on MADOC

Available Seats Opening Hours Information & Advice Chat (Mon-Fri 10am-6pm)
InfoCenter
+49 621 181 2948
Schloss Schneckenhof West
D 68131 Mannheim
Germany