Bibliothek der Universität Konstanz

Services for Academics

The library offers a wide array of free services for all academic faculty. Young academics are especially encouraged to use these services. Junior fellows, who are still developing their academic career, need special services and resources so they can fully concentrate on their research. The library has a special commitment in supporting these fellows.

  • Personal contact person
    Subject librarians are available to young academics to answer any questions about obtaining documents and/or information. You can ask about: requesting material, receiving support from subject researchers, training your students in information competence, commissioning research, etc.  Just ask!
    List of the contact persons for each subject
  • Document delivery Service
    Journal articles and contributions in anthologies, that are not in the University of Konstanz collection, can be quickly and easily ordered over the subito delivery service. Unfortunately, electronic delivery is currently only partially available. In addition there is, of course, the conventional interlibrary loan free of charge.
    For articles and books within the University of Konstanz collection there is KonDoc the free scan and delivery service, with which you can order the desired documents directly out of the catalogue.
    More information about document delivery
  • Publishing Electronically
    We offer support with all organizational, technical and legal questions, that concern electronic publishing on the Konstanz Institutional Repository (KOPS, Konstanz Online Publication System).  We can also help if you have questions about Open Access.
    More informaiton about KOPS
    More information about Open Access
  • Courses in "Information literacy for graduate students"
    Every semester the library is offering courses in "Information literacy for Graduate Students." There are interdisciplinary as well as subject specific courses. The interdisciplinary courses will present and expand on general academic basics. In the subject specific courses participants will have the opportunity to research a problem under the tutelage of an expert, get advice and exchange ideas. Course descriptions are here [pdf in German only].
  • Workshops in Information Literacy
    Regular workshops offer support in the most important themes in academic information, such as: literature management, plagiarism, searching for articles, publishing electronically, author's rights, etc.  Workshops can be arranged in your office or in the Library - simply send us an e-mail.
  • Digital Library
    A wide array of subject databases, eJournals, and eBooks, are in the Digital Library. In addition, the Library offers other electronic services for the entire campus, such as free access the bibliographic management programs Endnote, Refworks and Citavi.

Another tip: Here is a short broschure [pdf in German only] with important tips about the library for faculty and staff of the University, such as information about the semester reserves and "handapparate" (hand reserve).