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Courses and guided tours

During the semester the HSG library offers a range of courses about specific research, reference management and academic writing as well as library tours.

Introduction to using the library and HSGswisscovery

Library introduction "All in one hour"

Objective You have registered for HSGswisscovery using a SWITCH edu-ID account and you have added your library card number. You are able to research books and magazines in HSGswisscovery and you know where to obtain them in the library and how to borrow them yourself. You have taken note of our borrowing regulations and you can reserve and order documents via HSGswisscovery..
Content The library's range of media, borrowing conditions, HSGswisscovery:
  • searching for authors, titles, keywords
  • use of physical and electronic stock
  • your user account, reservations, book orders from the Speicherbibliothek
  • SLSP-courier, e-books
A tour of the library:
  • rooms, workstations, computers, scanners/photocopiers, rules
  • fetching a document you found in HSGswisscovery from the shelf
  • self-service checkout terminal
Date Thursday, 29 February 2024
Time 9 - 10 a.m.
Meeting point Library circulation desk
Instructor Elisabeth Bischof
Important notifications For all courses, pre-registration by e-mail to the instructors is required. You can find the e-mail address in the column above. Classrooms are fitted with WiFi but not with PCs. You are encouraged to bring your own computer for exercises and practicing. Please keep in mind, that you have to install our VPN client or connect to Eduroam to use databases.
Additional sessions with the tutors can be arranged on request (mi. 5 participants). You can get in touch with tutors via their e-mail (firstname.lastname@unisg.ch).

Learn more about reference management with Endnote 20

 Reference Management (Endnote 20)

Objective You can manage your scientific references using Endnote 20.
Content You will learn:
  • how to use scientific references
  • importing references from databases
  • management of bibliographies and references in different sub-libraries
Date Monday, 4 March 2024
Friday, 8 March 2024
Time 12.30 - 1.30 p.m.
Location Room information upon registration.
Instructor Jacobus van Seumeren
Important notifications For all courses, pre-registration by e-mail to the instructors is required. You can find the e-mail address in the column above. Classrooms are fitted with WiFi but not with PCs. You are encouraged to bring your own computer for exercises and practicing. Please keep in mind, that you have to install our VPN client or connect to Eduroam to use databases.
Additional sessions with the tutors can be arranged on request (mi. 5 participants). You can get in touch with tutors via their e-mail (firstname.lastname@unisg.ch).

More information about Reference Management

Learn more about using our financial databases

Search and Find in Finance

Objective You will become familiar with our corporate and financial databases, and you will be able to find data for your financial research projects.
Content Overview of our corporate and financial databases. You will learn the essential tools for using the following databases:
  • Refinitiv Eikon
  • Datastream
  • WRDS
Please bring a notebook for any exercises.
Date Thursday, 14 March 2024
Time 12 - 1.30 p.m.
Location Room information upon registration.
Instructor Registration via e-mail by 13 March 2024 (5 p.m.) at least to Thorsten Uehlein
Important notifications For all courses, pre-registration by e-mail to the instructors is required. You can find the e-mail address in the column above. Classrooms are fitted with WiFi but not with PCs. You are encouraged to bring your own computer for exercises and practicing. Please keep in mind, that you have to install our VPN client or connect to Eduroam to use databases.
Additional sessions with the tutors can be arranged on request (mi. 5 participants). You can get in touch with tutors via their e-mail (firstname.lastname@unisg.ch).

More information about our financial databases

Course for students on a bachelor's or master's level who are looking to start their thesis or an extensive seminar paper.

Are you planning your Bachelor's thesis, Master's thesis or an extensive seminar paper? Do you know the topic but not how to start your research? Which sources should you choose? How do you adequately integrate references into your text? And how do you cite your sources correctly?

The HSG Library and HSG Writing Lab will help to answer these and other questions in a learning programme for students on a Bachelor's or a Master's level to be held four times a year.

The course will be held for students of economics and social sciences.

You will learn:

  • in-depth search for scientic information and quality assessment of sources
  • competent use of information, correct and adequate integration of foreign thoughts into your own text

Target Audience:
Students on a Bachelor's or Master's level who are looking to start their thesis or an extensive seminar paper.

Registration:
Please register via email at schreiben@unisg.ch.

About us:

Video about the Writing Lab / Search & Find Service

Next courses:

Date Room Time Course language
Thursday, 20 June 2024 Zoom 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. German
Thursday, 17 October 2024 Zoom 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. German

 

Introduction to legal databases and sources

Search and Find in Law

Objective To make you familiar with different sources of legal information.
Content
  • Swisslex, Legalis
  • Web databases / electronic magazines
  • Internet sources
Date Wednesday, 6 March 2024
Time 12.30 - 2 p.m.
Location Room information upon registration
Instructor Enno Entorf
Important notifications For all courses, pre-registration by e-mail to the instructors is required. You can find the e-mail address in the column above. Classrooms are fitted with WiFi but not with PCs. You are encouraged to bring your own computer for exercises and practicing. Please keep in mind, that you have to install our VPN client or connect to Eduroam to use databases.
Additional sessions with the tutors can be arranged on request (mi. 5 participants). You can get in touch with tutors via their e-mail (firstname.lastname@unisg.ch).
More information about our law databases

 

Introduction to business and political science databases and sources

Search and Find in business and political sciences

Objective To make you familiar with the different Business and Political Science sources and the key search options.
Content Overview of the information databases. Guided search in selected databases.
You will be familiar with the basics of successful searching in:
  • HSGswisscovery
  • ProQuest
  • Factiva
Date Thursday, 29 February 2024
Time 12 - 1.30 p.m.
Room Room information upon registration.
Instructor Registration via e-mail by 28 February 2024 (5 p.m.) at least to Thorsten Uehlein
Important notifications For all courses, pre-registration by e-mail to the instructors is required. You can find the e-mail address in the column above. Classrooms are fitted with WiFi but not with PCs. You are encouraged to bring your own computer for exercises and practicing. Please keep in mind, that you have to install our VPN client or connect to Eduroam to use databases.
Additional sessions with the tutors can be arranged on request (mi. 5 participants). You can get in touch with tutors via their e-mail (firstname.lastname@unisg.ch).
More information about our business and social sciences databases

 

Contact

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Library
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CH-9000 St.Gallen
+41 71 224 22 70
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+41 79 836 87 76 (WhatsApp-Chat)
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