What does scientific working mean?

How do I read scientific texts?

What exactly is an excerpt and how do I excerpt sensibly?

How do I research sensibly and comprehensively?

Which sources may I use in scientific pa-pers and which should I avoid?

How do I compile a bibliography and how do I cite this in the text?

What must I look out for in a presentation and how do I prepare for it?



The course introduces students to salient scientific working methods at the onset of their studies (from rules for citation via compilation of a bibliography to using library catalogs and online databases to compiling excerpts).



Students know how to carry out literature searches in libraries and databases and are familiar with and know how to apply the formal rules and guidelines for writing of scientific papers and structuring of reports.