Search & evaluate
The library maintains and makes available information on a wide range of scientific topics pertinent to your studies at KI. Here you will find printed books, but above all a large selection of databases, journals and other e-resources. We are happy to help you find and evaluate information.
Searching for information
Being able to search for information is an important skill to have, both for your studies and for your future professional life. Searching for information can be described as a step-by-step process: formulating a search query, choosing keywords, selecting sources, evaluating your sources, and in some cases, reporting your search.
Information is available in many different kinds of sources and different sources are suitable for different purposes. If you want to quickly find facts about a topic you know nothing about before, Wikipedia and other encyclopedias work well.
“I intend to conduct a systematic review.” This is something we hear at KIB more and more often. Yet what exactly is a systematic review? How does it differ from other reviews? And how do you search the literature systematically?
Search consultations for researchers
Are you going to conduct a systematic review and need help searching for literature? Do you want to make sure that you do not miss relevant articles in your subject area? In that case, contact the search consultation service at the University Library.
The library gives you access to course literature, scientific journal articles, databases and books. Most of our material is available online. We also provide other services that may be helpful for your studies and your research.