Tutorials & Trainings

The library offers trainings for students and members of ZU. In addition to basic library introductions, further, as well as more in-depth information on, among other things, research techniques and databases is offered.

Events of the library

Current training dates. (Past dates are not visible)

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Current training dates

  • Date announcements can be found under "Events" in the library's ZU|niverse or in the news reports on the library website and, if applicable, via notices in the library.
  • We are happy to offer training outside of these dates by individual arrangement.

For Students

It is one of our main tasks to support students in the acquisition and expansion of their search and information competences. Therefore, we regularly offer the following tutorials:

  • Guided tours of the library
  • Introduction to the library use and literature search (obligatory for first semester students as part of their curriculum)
  • Search updates for bachelor and master graduates
  • Individually tailored, topic- or subject-related training courses on research and information competence

For scientists and scholars

We offer a personal information session to new scientists and scholars for a brief introduction to our library.

In addition, we provide an overview of new tools and research sources within the framework of special training offers. Upon request, we are also happy to visit your course.

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Information literacy & training materials

To supplement and refresh the introductions to library use, the library offers information on literature research. Below you will find some useful information offers on the topic of literature research and scientific work:

ILIAS - The Open Source Learning Management System
ILIAS is an open source e-learning learning platform and offers a flexible learning and working environment with integrated tools. Various learning and working materials can be provided via the platform.

Lotse - Library Online Tour and Self-Paced Education
Via Lotse you can find articles and link lists around the topic of literature research and scientific work. Parallel to this, there is also a Lotse YouTube channel. Lotse is maintained by the ULB Münster.

ZBW - Leibniz Information Center for Economics
The ZBW is a specialized library for economic literature and the world's largest research infrastructure for economic literature with a supra-regional mission.

ULB Münster - Lotse Citation

Via the Lotse website of Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Münster* (ULB), you will find information about citation and scientific work. Topics such as citation styles, bibliographies or "What gets cited?" are covered. An article on the topic of "Citing electronic sources" is also available.

*Münster University and State Library

Selected Literature | Academic & Commencement:

The books listed can be found under their respective shelf numbers in the library's collection. Some titles may be located on the Study Tips subject shelf (New Acquisitions Shelf). Books are available for loan unless otherwise noted.

OPAC - Literature selection: Study start & tips

Do you have any questions?

Was your question not answered? Write us your question, or feel free to contact our service desk directly. Of course, you can also pass on questions to us by e-mail or telephone.


In order to be able to offer you the most suitable and comprehensive service possible, we, the library team at ZU, depend on your feedback. Therefore, please write us your impressions, suggestions and wishes regarding the information offered and feel free to give us constructive hints for improvement.


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