The library system of Freie Universität Berlin comprises the University Library (UB) and around forty departmental libraries with total holdings of around 8 million printed items, 38,000 e-journals, 400,000 e-books, and 1300 databases.
Freie Universität Berlin offers its students two different reference management software packages, EndNote and Citavi, free of charge. Other members of the university can buy licenses for the software at a reduced rate from ZEDAT.
The University Library and several departmental libraries offer introductory tours and a range of courses, for example, on using the library, searching for resources, using the Library Portal (with Primo), and how to manage references (EndNote and Citavi software).
Social Science Library and Library of the Institute for East European Studies
The Social Science Library and Library of the Institute for East European Studies was created in 2008 by consolidating the libraries of the Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science, the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, the Institute of Sociology, the Institute for Media and ...