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(Scientific) Research

Event Label
Course held in German
Organisational Units
University Library
Location Description
Karl-Schweighofer-Gasse 3, 1070 Wien, room 3.11 (IT training room)

A course with Andreas Ferus on searching for professional literature as part of the WissensWert series.

The course provides an overview of available tools for searching for professional literature and other scientific information. The focus is on digital information resources.

Topics: Web search engines, scientific search engines, library search engines, online catalogs, Electronic Journals Library (EZB), Database Information System (DBIS), Virtual Subject Libraries and Subject Portals (ViFa), Social Networks for Scientists,

Monolingual format (German); with Andreas Ferus.

Minimum 5, maximum 15 participants | Registration required:


In its Teaching Library Program entitled WissensWert [Worth Knowing], the University Library of the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna offers introductory courses, trainings, and other educational events to teach information literacy.

The program comprises beginners’ courses how to use the library as well as expert trainings in e-media research. These courses address issues of access, evaluation, processing and responsible use of information. Why are many databases free to use; (how) is information evaluated; what does peer-reviewed mean, and what is an impact factor (IF); why is Google so popular and what the entailed dangers? The programs are target audience-oriented in design, with accompanying scripts for in-depth self-study. The goal is to provide participants with the skills and abilities needed to cope with the demands of our information and knowledge society.

Wissenschaftliches Recherchieren – Suchstrategien & Informationsressourcen (in German, PDF 4 MB)

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