Services for doctoral students

The Medical Branch Library supports you in all phases of your doctoral thesis: literature search, procurement and management, writing, citation and publishing. We are also able to answer the question: Do similar scientific studies already exist?

If you have any general questions, the information staff will be happy to assist you.

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Literature search and procurement

  • DBIS [de] (Database Information System): all literature databases for medicine are listed here. The most important literature databases for physicians are PubMed, Web of Science, Cochrane Library and UpToDate.
  • EZB (Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek / Electronic Journals Library): All medical journals available online can be found here, including information on availability at the University of Münster.
  • Rapidoc: As a member of the Faculty of Medicine, you can use our delivery service free of charge if you need an article published in a journal or an essay published in a book that is not available in Münster.
  • Further information can be found in the article "Strategie der Literaturrecherche [de]".
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Training courses

  • Pubmed introduction: Pubmed is the most important medical database. You will be introduced to search strategies for locating subject-specific articles and will receive information on how to obtain the relevant literature.
  • Consultation hours for doctoral students: Assistance in systematic literature search, reference management and rules of citation. Please read the dissertation guide [de] first.
  • Webquest Promotion: In five LearnWeb modules you will learn important tools for successfully writing your doctoral thesis. You will receive individual feedback after each module, including explanations.

Training courses offered by ZBMed

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How to find other dissertations

  • All doctoral theses of the Faculty of Medicine since 1990 are listed in the dissertation database of the ZBMed.
    Search form [de]
  • Doctoral theses published in Germany, Europe or around the world are listed in various bibliographies.
    Overview of the references [de]
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Reference management

References from databases should be imported into a reference management programme such as RefWorks or Citavi. Both can be used free of charge at the University of Münster.
Consultation hours for doctoral students
Information [de]

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How to publish a doctoral thesis

  • The University Publications Office of the ULB accepts all theses and postdoctoral theses of the University of Münster and issues the certificates necessary for the receipt of the doctoral certificate.
  • On request, we publish your dissertation digitally. A printed version can also be ordered via the ULB.
    Publishing your doctoral thesis [de]