Courses and Training Sessions

Information literacy

Obtain greater information literacy for your degree course or your profession. Ranging from the introduction to catalogue searches to training courses about subject databases, or reference management systems, we offer a broad range of courses to support you in your academic work.


    Select the appropriate date in the list of courses and click on the course title. You will receive information about the registration process on the following detailed page.

    Our courses and training sessions will be held partly online and partly in person. You will find the relevant information at the respective date.

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    Tuesday courses

    The basics: searching in the KARLA catalogue portal, information about library holdings, workplaces and self-service options – dates: on Tuesday at 2 p.m.; there is no need to register

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    Wednesday courses

    Searching TOP databases in specific subject areas, searching for monographs, academic journals, e-media – tips about search engines – dates: on Wednesday at 2 p.m.

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    Thursday courses

    Introduction and free access to Citavi and Zotero reference management systems for members of Kassel University – dates: on Thursday at 2 p.m.

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    Pimp my Research - Series of courses for Academics

    This series of courses on the topics of academic searching, researching and publishing offers a wide range of information on all aspects of the research process.

    Pimp my Research - Series of courses for Academics: Read More

    Courses for seminars

    Would you like to integrate knowledge about using the library and searching for literature as part of your seminar? The University Library will happily put together consecutive courses for you.
    Topics: catalogue search, search in subject databases, reference management with Citavi.

    Courses for graduates

    The University Library offers various courses via the Graduates’ Academy: information literacy for graduates, reference management with Citavi, research data management and academic publishing.

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    Courses for upper school students

    Are you preparing pupils for university entrance qualifications? Write to us and arrange a customised training for your learning group.

    Courses for upper school students: Read More

    Moodle course

    Our Moodle course includes small exercises to enhance your knowledge. We also provide numerous documents with useful tips for your next literature or information search project,


    You don’t have time for an introductory course or your last training session has been a while? Take a look at our YouTube channel and get to know our services.

    Consultations in dialogue - meet an expert

    Do you need advice on a database search? Would you like to find out about the various options for academic publishing? Do you need support with Citavi? Or do you have questions about library use? Arrange a personal consultation via our appointment booking tool. We will be happy to help you.

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    Learning and writing advice

    Difficulties getting into learning? Lack of motivation?
    Problems writing your term paper or thesis? Questions about academic work?
    The student learning & writing counselling service at LEO provides support for all questions related to learning and writing during studies.

    Learning and writing advice: More info