Course C1: How to use databases efficiently


  • Thematic search in the library catalogue (keywords, classification)
  • Content and structure of literature databases
  • Preparation for literature research
  • Development of search strategies
  • How to search properly
  • Evaluation and further use of search results

Notice: Knowledge of the course A2 "Library catalogue introduction" is expected.
It is recommended to visit the courses B1 "Library online" and B2 "Interlibrary loan" before participation.


Approx. 90 minutes


Central Campus Cottbus, library training classroom: fixed dates during summer semester 2020:

Additionally to the regular course dates, individiual dates - especially in English language - can be arranged on request. Please contact us.

Campus Senftenberg / Sachsendorf:
Please use the Registration form to arrange an appointment. Fixed date on Campus Senftenberg during winter semester 2019/20:


Architecture und civil engineering
S. Kossack, T +49 (0)355 69 2369, siko(at)
Environmental science and natural science
Ch. Meixner, T +49 (0)355 69 2364, meixner(at)
Engineering, social science and humanities
K.-H. Kuhn, T +49 (0)355 69 2368, kuhn(at)
K. Woywod, T +49 (0)355 69 2004, kathrin.woywod(at)
Economics and law
S. Schreiber, T +49 (0)355 69 2362, stefanie.schreiber(at)
Social work, health, music
K. Richter, T +49 (0)3573 85 300, katja.richter(at)

Courses in English:
C. Kirsten, T +49 (0)355 69 2606, bibliothek+info(at)

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