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Subject Support

The team of subject librarians offers a wide range of subject support for your topic such as searching literature, obtaining the material and managing your citations.

The subject specialists have an academic degree as well as an additional qualification in librarianship. The team of subject specialists provide support with information needs of academics and students. They will assist you in all aspects of library services, as for example, literature searches, procurement of media and reference management. Moreover, Liaison Librarians act as the primary contact person between the departments and the Bonn University and State Library.

Optimisation of the literature range in collaboration with the departments

Examples:

  • Monitoring of the scientific publishing market
  • Continuous acquisition and coordination of relevant recent publications for the ULB
  • Balancing of the journal portfolio
  • Evaluation and acquisition of electronic media
  • Considering acquisition requests and the evaluation of interlibrary loan orders

Assistance with learning scenarios

Examples:

Advice on  literature search

Examples:

  • Recommendation of suitable databases and digital sources
  • Development of a research schedule under consideration of most recent and available information resources
  • Provide contact to a specialised contact person

Advice on publishing services

Examples:

  • Contact person for subject-specific aspects related to Open Access
  • Contact person for subject-specific aspects related to the digitisation of printed works
  • Contact person for subject-specific aspects related to research data management

Contact person for the further development of decentralized libraries

Examples:

  • Advice on the presentation of the collections (for example, suitable shelf classifications)
  • Advice on the handling of donated material and dispensable collections
  • Advice on spatial concepts of decentralized libraries

Subject Support 

If you are interested in or have questions concerning our services, please contact our specialised contact person.

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