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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    General introductions

    The basics: searching in the KARLA catalogue portal, information about library holdings, workplaces and self-service options. There is no need to register

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    Search competency

    Searching TOP databases in specific subject areas, searching for monographs or academic journals – tips about search engines

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    Reference management

    Introduction and free access to Citavi and Zotero reference management systems for members of Kassel University

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    Courses, tours at Murhard Library

    The Murhard Library at Brüder-Grimm-Platz offers guided tours as well as courses for upper school students.

    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. Together with other university libraries in Hessen we also organise the workshop series Fit for doctoral studies.

    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.

    Consultations in dialogue - meet an expert: To book an appointment

    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

    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,

    Moodle course: Moodle course


    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.

    YouTube-Tutorials: YouTube channel