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FAQ: Katalog Plus and Literature Search

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How do I find out which media are available in the library?

The media available in the University Library are listed in the Katalog plus. There you will also find information where you can find the desired media in the library, whether they are available for borrowing or whether they are currently borrowed by another reader.


Please also note the tips for using the catalogue and our training courses on literature research.

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Can I use the Katalog plus also via my smartphone?

Our Katalog plus is also available in a version for mobile devices - for example smartphone, tablet-PC. The catalogue for mobile devices offers the same functionalities as the catalogue for PC workstations.

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What does the note “Ready for pick up” in the Katalog plus mean?

The book is ready for collection at one of the circulation desks due to an existing reservation. If the book is not collected by the end of the period, the next person who has reserved it will be informed or the book will be returned to the shelf.

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What does the note "ordered (course of business)" in the catalogue plus mean?

The library has ordered this book but the title has not yet arrived. If you want to reserve this book, please contact the Central Information.

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What does the note "processed (course of business)" in the catalogue plus mean?

The library has ordered the book. It has already been delivered by the bookseller but is not yet available for use. If you want to reserve this book, please contact the Central Information.

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How do I get books from the closed stacks?

If you find the note “stack” and “requestable media” in the Katalog plus, then this title is in a not freely accessible area of the library.
After log in with your library card number and your password, please click on “Order”.


The desired title will be selected and made available at the respective circulation desk within the collection times.

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A book is supposed to be in a reserve (book) collection. How do I find out which one?

Click on the portal "eSem" on the start page. You will then see the reserve collections of the lecturers, sorted alphabetically by surname.

Or:
after searching for the title in the Katalog plus you will be shown the owner and the location of the reserve collection.

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How can I search for essays?

In the Katalog plus under the tab "Articles and more" you will be shown hits from the extensive sources of the EDS-Index and thus in particular so-called dependent publications, such as articles from journals, individual chapters from books or contributions from collective works. To search for articles from other sources, it is best to use the subject-specific bibliographies and databases. You can find these in the Katalog plus under the tab "eResources".

Please also note the tips for literature searches and our training courses on literature research.

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