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In addition to regular courses and workshops, SLUB Dresden also offers publicly available e-tutorials covering topics such as database research, quoting, and scientific working. It is also possible to acquire device licenses for SLUB Makerspace.

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SLUB for Beginners

In the e-tutorial "SLUB for Beginners“, you will learn everything worth knowing about the SLUB. We explain what you need to know for using and searching the SLUB catalogue and we also introduce our course and consulting offers, which will support you throughout your studies. Finally, you will get to know our branch libraries a little more in detail and learn what you can do in our SLUB Makerspace and our SLUB TextLab.

SLUBcast - The SLUB Step by step

You want to visit the SLUB Dresden for the first time and don't know your way around yet? The SLUBcast "The SLUB - Step by step" provides all the important information that students and other people need for their first visit to the SLUB.

From topic to full text - research in databases

In the e-tutorial "From Topic to Full Text - Searching in Databases" you will learn how to prepare an efficient search and select the appropriate search tools. We show you which search strategies are used when searching in databases.

We offer the second part as a classroom course at SLUB Dresden (in German only). Here you can try out your knowledge in practice and we will support you with tips and tricks.

SLUBcast series Citations and avoiding plagiarism

In several short videos, the "SLUBcast series Citations and avoiding plagiarism; presents essential aspects of citation and good scientific practice. Experience the two fictional students Emma and Max as they discuss the topic and overcome their difficulties with citing.

Please note that the videos are in German with English subtitles.

Recording, managing and citing literature - Basic knowledge of literature management programs

In the e-tutorial Recording, managing and citing literature - basic knowledge of literature management programs you will learn how literature management programs can support you in your scientific work, which programs are available and how to find the right program for you. In addition, the e-tutorial contains instructions and videos for independent training in the programs Mendeley, EndNote, Zotero and Citavi.

Please note that the e-tutorial is in German.

Citations and avoiding plagiarism – When, why, and how to cite sources?

Citing your sources correctly is a tricky issue that often raises questions and leads to difficulties during the writing process. In the e-tutorial Citations and avoiding plagiarism – When, why, and how to cite sources? you will learn how to avoid plagiarism by answering the following questions:

  • Why is citing necessary?
  • Which sources can be cited?
  • Which sources should not be cited?
  • How to integrate citations correctly into the text?

Academic Writing with Word

The course Scientific Writing with Word consists of three modules. In the basic course Document Structure and Format Templates (Dokumentstruktur und Formatvorlagen), we show you how to design the basic framework of your scientific document in just a few steps while always keeping an eye on the structure. Building on this, you will learn in Module 2 Directories, Tables, Images (Verzeichnisse, Tabellen, Bilder) which steps are necessary for directories to be generated automatically by Word. In the expert module Reference, Correction, Central and Branch Documents (Verweis, Korrektur, Zentral- und Filialdokumente) you will learn how to use cross-references and the correction mode and how to deal with central and branch documents. After each major learning section, you have the opportunity to practise. We have prepared exercises and corresponding sample solutions for you. Do you have any questions about the course content? We will be happy to answer them by email or in our Knowledge Bar

Please note that the e-tutorial is in German.

ORCID in practice. Getting to the heart of your own visibility.

Throughout the research process, you are increasingly asked to present yourself as well as your research work and institutional affiliation. But how do you ensure that your scientific publications are clearly attributed to you? This course shows you step by step how to work effectively with your account after a successful registration in ORCID. Individual focal points will be selected. What should you pay particular attention to when registering? What are the most important features of the profile? And how can work steps be simplified? Concrete applications in the SLUB and TU context will also be discussed.

Please note: This course is available in German and English. To change the course language, select the requested language under the left arrow at the top right.

Preregistration of scientific studies

In this online tutorial on preregistration of scientific studies, you will learn how this practice helps to increase reproducibility and quality of research. It highlights known and common problems in science and also shows how preregistration can counteract them. Furthermore, you will be provided with practical guides and recommendations with regards to different methods as well as a collection of further resources.

In addition, you will find a SLUBcast in the form of a presentation in English on our YouTube channel via this link.


XML and TEI basics

This self-study course for beginners helps to develop an overview and basic understanding of XML and TEI so that you are able to integrate these tools into your future academic work.

The course consists of six units. Please note that the e-tutorial is in German.

Equipment driver's licences - the way to work independently at the Makerspace

With each equipment driver's licence you gain more rights to work independently in SLUB Makerspace.
We offer: driving licence for small devices incl. occupational safety instruction, driving licence for laser cutters, driving licence for 3D plastic printing and driving licence for styrofoam cutters.

Please note that the e-tutorials and courses are in German.

From the Idea to the Thesis: an Introduction to Scientific Work for Pupils

The offer From the Idea to the Thesis: an Introduction to Scientific Work for Pupils (in German) consists of three modules. The eLecture "SLUB at a glance" gives an introduction to the library. In the classroom course, participants learn more about scientific working techniques and can then work on the e-tutorial "Richtig Zitieren".

Please note that the e-tutorial is in German.