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Library leisurely – Why (not) come to the library?

All electronic sources (e-books, e-journals, thesis repository) are accessible remotely using VPN, some other also via EduID. 

Renewing your books or making reservations are also possible online. To do them login to the catalog

Training and consultation sessions in different themes go through Teams or in-person. 

“I’m looking for that big blue book…” – how to find required reading?


To find a certain book you need to know exact data. Use the catalogue separately or through SuperSearch. It is easier to find a book if you enter some keywords from the title and author’s surname.

Search in the catalogue.

Follow call numbers to find a book in the Reading Hall. If the book has an electronic version the link will direct you there.

Articles, e-journals, e-books

To find fulltext e-books and e-journals, choose Publications search platfrom from the opening page.  

To find an article in SuperSearch enter the “article title” in quotation marks. 

For specific information e.g. statistical data check database list. 

“To Google or not to Google?” – Topic search

To make a successful topic search first create a topic sentence that contains 5-6 keywords, e.g. The banking sector and its macroeconomic environment in Southeast. 

If you like quick and efficient work and your aim is to find scholarly sources use SuperSearch. This is the default search box at the opening page. Enter some keywords then refine the results. SuperSearch offers mainly English-language documents.

“Ctrl c- Ctrl v” – About references and plagiarism

References, reference manager softwares

During reading scholarly works take notes to be able to insert them as verbatim references or as a paraphrase. If you fail to do this, your thesis will be unauthentic and you might have been accused of plagiarism.

In-text references must contain the author’s surname and publishing year, in case of verbatim references add page number, too. From these in-text citations you need to create a reference list that comes to the end of your thesis. Check in advance which style you need to use (e.g. APA, Harvard).

To simplify your work, use a reference manager software (e.g. Mendeley, Zotero). They collect, store your documents even full-text articles. With some clicks you can insert references and create a reference list. 

Zotero user guide


If you miss presenting sources or your references are incorrect you commit plagiarism.

Thesis at Corvinus are checked with Turnitin text similarity checker which is set by your supervisor in Moodle. If you use correct references and citations are not more than 50% of your texts, you will avoid plagiarism. High percentage in itself does not mean plagiarism, it is your supervisor who makes the final decision.

“As you write” – tips for a term paper

Start writing after you have collected literature and made annotations. It is advisable that you write first just a draft, later you can use it as a map.

More tips are available in this book:

Training and consultation sessions

Help – in scholarly literature, anti-plagiarism, references.

Regular English-language consultation sessions for students of all levels. Come with your individual problem in topics like sources, searching, anti-plagiarism, references. Sessions will be provided online through Teams or in-person if you wish.

Trainers: Krisztina Kőrösi E-content reference librarian (, Erzsébet Lőrinczi research support librarian (

Dates: 9 October-11 December, Monday 1:00 pm – in person or online as per request

“Ctrl c- Ctrl v” – Plagiarism, references  – for BA Students

The Library is offering a training about plagiarism and references. Do you want to avoid plagiarism? Don’t you know citation rules? Join this session, we can help you.

Trainers: Krisztina Kőrösi E-content reference librarian (, Erzsébet Lőrinczi research support librarian (

Dates: 26 September, Tuesday 1:40 pm (Aquarium), 24 October, Tuesday 3:30 pm (Aquarium), 14 November, Tuesday 1:40 pm (online)

Let’s write together! – consultation

We offer practical guidance for developing the content and style of specific student manuscripts.

The consultation aims to improve the academic writing skills of undergraduate and master’s students. This capacity-building will be done through practice-oriented discussions in small groups or individually, in both English and Hungarian. Each week, students will have the opportunity to receive 1-1.5 hours of guidance on the content and style development of their specific papers in person or online.

The face-to-face sessions will take place in Consultation Room 111. If you choose the online option, details will be sent to you in a subsequent email.

Trainer: Attila Dabis academic writing consultant (

Dates: Tuesdays 10:00 am (Room 112), Wednesdays 2:00 pm (online)

Artificial Intelligence on Campus: How to Use and When to Ignore Platforms like ChatGPT?

The online discussion will focus on the opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence (AI) platforms, like ChatGPT, from the student’s university life perspective. Every Corvinus University student, from undergraduate to PhD, is welcome to join and discuss how and to what extent one should use AI platforms in their academic advancement and how to do so ethically.

We will notify you about details to join the online training in a later email.

Trainer: Attila Dabis academic writing consultant (


Similarity check (for students)

The Library offers training sessions to provide information on the process of text similarity checking and the application of the Turnitin software. We will introduce the University’s own text similarity checking practice. In the second part we will present the evaluation of the check results.

Trainers: Alexandra Horváth digital content developer (, Robert Li IT advisor (

Date: 26 October, 3:30 pm

Scholarly literature Wanted! – training session for BA Students

We offer this in-person session primarily for BA-student. Topics covered: building a search query, differences between Google, GS, Library sources. In this session you will get to know the use of the different library searching platforms, as well as source evaluation. Language is English, length of training is about 40 minutes.

Trainers: Krisztina Kőrösi E-content reference librarian (, Erzsébet Lőrinczi research support librarian (

Dates: 17 October, Tuesday 3:30 pm (Aquarium), 8 November, Wednesday 1:40 pm (online)

How to Write an Academic Essay? Methodological Tips & Pitfalls to Avoid

We invite B.A. students to an online presentation on essay writing via Teams. The interactive discussion will focus on how to avoid typical writing mistakes. Participants will also examine best practices for structuring academic essays appropriately. The event will aim to provide practical knowledge to young professionals, enabling them to stand out from the crowd with the quality of their writing.

Trainer: Attila Dabis academic writing consultant (


Research methodology consultation

Individual research methodology consultation is available in the Library (on-line and face-to-face) related but not restricted to the following topics: research design, formulating a research question, choosing a research methodology, discussing the advantages and disadvantages of quantitative and qualitative social science research methods, interview design, interview techniques, research data management etc.

The aim of the consultation is to offer helpful advice to choose the method that is most appropriate and relevant to your research and most suitable for solving your research problem, and also to improve the information literacy competences, data management skills.

Trainer: Erika Kurucz research data steward (

Dates: Thursdays, 10:00-11:00 or 11:00-12:00

Zotero for beginners

Zotero – the lifesaver for references – for Beginners

Training session for using Zotero reference manager software efficiently. Join this session, if you:

  • want to store all your notes, documents, annotated pdfs at one place
  • want to retrieve your stored documents easily
  • want to save time and energy to create correct reference list or bibliography.


  • word referencing vs. Zotero
  • software download, Connector, platform’s structure
  • ways of downloading documents, adding notes, etc.
  • tips and tricks for efficient use

Bring your own laptop to start using the software immediately.

Trainer: Krisztina Kőrösi E-content reference librarian (

Dates: 27 September, Wednesday 1:40 pm (Aquarium), 25 October, Wednesday 3:30 pm (Aquarium), 7 November, Tuesday 1:40 pm (Aquarium)

Zotero advanced training

Zotero –Advanced functions

Join this session, if you are over the basic steps and interested in Zotero’s extra functions.


  • color coding, searching among docs, tags and in pdf-texts
  • Zofile – pdf-editor
  • My publications
  • Scite-plugin, OpenURL, Retraction Watch

Trainer: Krisztina Kőrösi E-content reference librarian (

Dates: 9 November, Thursday 1:40 pm (Aquarium), 21 November, Tuesday 3:30 pm (Aquarium)

Zotero hands-on consultation

Zotero – hands-on consultation

If you are over the basics, downloaded the software, started using it but got stuck…. We can help you. Request an individual consultation.

Trainer: Krisztina Kőrösi E-content reference librarian (

Dates: as per request

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