Initial consultation

You are looking for a certain book or want to gather literature on a topic? You have general questions on how to find literature or on using the catalogue?

Our staff at the initial consultations desk on the first floor of the Main Library or in the entrance area of the Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering Library will be glad to help you. In term time, our initial consultations staff are available from 09:00 to 19:00 to answer your questions (detailed opening hours of the library).

You can also contact us by telephone or email, or use our contact form.

Specialist advice

You have specific questions about searching the scientific databases, on open access, on academic work and publishing, or on how to make your research known more widely? You are looking for partners for your research topic or are interested in existing networks?

Our liaison librarians will be glad to provide specialist advice by email, telephone, or in a personal discussion. You can ask your question using our contact form or by choosing one of the following persons.

Our team:

MMag.a Magdalena Andrae

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Magdalena Andrae completed the university course "Library and Information Studies" at the Austrian National Library and offers consultations on scientific publishing, with a focus on gold and green open access.

Mag. (FH) Ingrid Haas

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As head of the service group Journals and Databases, Ingrid Haas is the contact person for questions regarding journals, databases, as well as transformative agreements and other open access publishing options.

Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Matthias Samonig

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Matthias Samonig studied energy technology at TU Wien and has been working as a liaison librarian at TU Wien Bibliothek since 2018. He is your contact for all questions regarding scientific citation, avoiding plagiarism, and standards databases.

Mag. Andreas Pacher, MA

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Andreas Pacher studied law and political science in Vienna, Paris and Shanghai. He conducts bibliometric analyses and also offers courses on the basics of scientific work. His topics include bibliometrics, scientometrics, literature research and academic writing.

Alicia Fátima Gómez Sánchez, PhD

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Alicia Fátima Gómez Sánchez holds a PhD in Linguistics and a Master in "Digital Libraries and Information Services". At TU Wien Bibliothek she is head of the service group Scientometrics and Data Visualization and manages ORCID Austria and DOI Service Austria. She offers consultations on publication strategies, research visibility, research evaluation and metrics.

Mag. Dr. Leonhard Suchenwirth

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Leonhard Suchenwirth is a geographer with a focus on cartography and geoinformation systems and holds a PhD in remote sensing from TU Berlin. At TU Wien Bibliothek he works as a liaison librarian, advises on scientific work, publishing and research data management and educates about Predatory Publishing.

Mag. Heidi Waldner

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Heidi Waldner studied physics at the University of Vienna and at Freie Universität Berlin and has been working as a liaison librarian at TU Wien Bibliothek since 2018. She is happy to advise you on literature research with CatalogPlus and other search engines.

Judith Lackner

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Judith Lackner has completed the university course "Library and Information Studies" at the University of Graz. She is the contact person for all questions concerning e-books.

Mag. Alexandra Haas

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Alexandra Haas studied history and political science in Innsbruck and completed the university course "Library and Information Studies". As a liaison librarian, she advises on literature research for the subjects taught at the Faculty of Architecture and Planning.