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Software Archive

Here you can find programs which are necessary for some of our offers or are just helpful. Due to licencing reasons, some links lead to the download sites of the manufacturers. Please take note of the terms of use and licence of the manufacturers.

Software for usage of our products

The necessary software is already installed on our public work workstations.

  • Adobe Reader

    A PDF reader is necessary for viewing PDF documents. This is the format in which most of our electronic resources are available.

    Adobe Reader is available free for Windows and macOS, and as an app for Android and iOS. Alternatively, you can open PDF documents using the built-in PDF viewer in some browsers, but this may cause viewing problems with some e-resources. In addition, there are other free PDF viewers ( FreePDF, Foxit Reader, and more).
     

  • VPN Client

    A VPN-Client allows you to access licensed databases, e-books and electronical newspapers of the university library from outside of the University of Siegen’s own network. The client is available for nearly all operating systems. (Additional information)

    As an alternative the access via Shibboleth is often possible.
     

 

Literature management programs

  • Citavi
    Campus licence of the literature management program with pre-defined profile for the University of Siegen. Available only for Windows.
  • Zotero
    Open-Source-Program

     

General Software

  • Firefox

    The browser Firefox is free of charge and one of the most frequent used browsers. Its range of functions can be expanded easily with the use of Add-Ons.

    Available for most operating systems.

  • OpenOffice | LibreOffice | FreeOffice

    Free office program packets to read and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files.

    Available for most operating systems.

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