Lib4RI Training Series


On a regular basis, Lib4RI offers various courses for members of Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL.


Autumn 2017: Searching & Managing Scientific Information


Lib4RI’s biannual introductory course for PhD students and other affiliates of Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL.

This autumn our course is split into six modules (ca 3-5h each) for which sessions can be booked individually.

  • In module 1, «Searching Scientific Information», you become skilled in finding relevant scientific information using suitable tools offered by Lib4RI
  • In module 2, «Scientific Publishing: From Writing to Sharing», you receive tips on how to prepare, write, publish and share your scientific articles, including information about the review and publication process
  • In module 3, «Open Access & Copyright» you become acquainted with the principles of Open Access (OA) and learn how to deal with copyright questions related to scientific works
  • In module 4, «Literature Management with EndNote», you get introduced to scientific literature management with EndNote
  • In module 5, «LaTeX for Scientific Writing», you are given confidence in using LaTeX for your publications, and learn how to cite properly using BibTeX
  • In the new module 6, «Work on Your Own Project», you work on your own literature project receiving individual assistance

On request, students attending four or more modules will receive a recommendation for 1 ECTS credit point.

Course Description

Module 1 – Searching Scientific Information
• How to use Lib4RI’s website and its «Searchbox» for quick information retrieval
• How to effectively access Lib4RI’s electronic resources including link resolver services
• Formulating systematic search queries including Boolean operators, wildcards and truncations
• Examples/exercises using the NEBIS library catalogue, Scopus and Web of Science
Trainers: Stephanie Hofmann & Bobby Neuhold

Module 2 – Scientific Publishing: From Writing to Sharing
• Steps prior to writing a paper
• How to effectively write a scientific paper
• Tips on the publication process
• Post publication: do’s and don’ts
• Information market and research evaluation
Trainers: Laura Konstantaki & Rainer Rees-Mertins

Module 3 – Open Access & Copyright
• Open Access: different models and new trends
• Research funders’ policies concerning OA
• How to self-archive your work in an OA repository
• Principles of copyright and their applications in science
• Copyright transfer agreements and author rights
• Creative Commons (CC) licences and how to use them
Trainers: Jochen Bihn & Lothar Nunnenmacher

Module 4 – Literature Management with EndNote
• Introduction to literature management
• How to import and organise literature information including fulltext PDFs
• Citing references and creating bibliographies in your scientific document using EndNote's Cite-While-You-Write (MS Word plugin)
• How to modify/create output styles using EndNote's style editor
Trainers: Stephanie Hofmann & Bobby Neuhold

Module 5 – LaTeX for Scientific Writing
• Short summary of LaTeX basics
• Tables, figures and formulae
• The LaTeX error log and common errors to avoid
• BibTeX, citation styles and tips on JabRef and Zotero
Trainers: Laura Konstantaki & Daniel Perez

Module 6 – Work on Your Own Project
• Develop your search strategy and set up your systematic topic search with bibliographic databases such as Scopus & Web of Science
• Critically evaluate your search results
• Tweak your reference management & citation tools (particularly EndNote or BibTeX)
Trainers: Stephanie Hofmann, Laura Konstantaki & Bobby Neuhold

Organisation

  • Presentations with examples and exercises
  • All modules are held in English
  • Max. 20 participants for sessions of modules 1-3 and 5 (please bring your laptop)
  • Max. 12 participants for sessions of module 4 (computers provided) and 6 (please bring your laptop)
  • For module 5: Please bring your laptop with working LaTeX and BibTeX installations. Brief instructions for example installations will be available below ca. 1 week prior to the sessions. An extra hour for questions is available after the sessions of module 5. Please contact us should you require assistance with your installation.

Registration

  • Online registration closes one week prior to each event. Please use the registration links provided in the table below
  • Each venue is open to all members of the 4 research institutes Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL. Modules 1-3 are offered at Eawag-Empa Dübendorf, Empa St Gallen, PSI Villigen and WSL Birmensdorf. Modules 4-6 will take place at Eawag-Empa Dübendorf (modules 5 & 6 also at PSI).
  • No course fee

Module

Location

Date & Time

Registration Link

Module 1 – Searching Scientific Information

Eawag-Empa Dübendorf
Forum Chriesbach
Room FC-C24

Thu, 19.10.2017
9.00-12.00
Register

Eawag-Empa Dübendorf
Forum Chriesbach
Room FC-B81

Fri, 03.11.2017
9.00-12.00
Register

Empa St Gallen
Room D1-33

Tue, 03.10.2017
9.00-12.00
Register

PSI Villigen
PSI Education Center
Room OSGA/OG10

Fri, 13.10.2017
9.00-12.00

Register

WSL Birmensdorf
Flurysaal

Wed, 11.10.2017
9.00-12.00

Register

Module 2 – Scientific Publishing: From Writing to Sharing

Eawag-Empa Dübendorf
Forum Chriesbach
Room FC-D24

Mon, 23.10.2017
9.00-12.00
Register

Eawag-Empa Dübendorf
Forum Chriesbach
Room FC-C24

Thu, 09.11.2017
9.00-12.00
Register

Empa St Gallen
Room D1-33

Wed, 25.10.2017
9.00-12.00
Register

PSI Villigen
PSI Education Center
Room OSGA/OG08

Thu, 19.10.2017
09.00-12.00

Register

WSL Birmensdorf
LG E5

Tue, 17.10.2017
09.00-12.00

Register

Module 3 – Open Access & Copyright

Eawag-Empa Dübendorf
Forum Chriesbach
Room FC-D24

Mon, 23.10.2017
13.00-16.00

Register

Eawag-Empa Dübendorf
Forum Chriesbach
Room FC-C24

Thu, 09.11.2017
13.00-16.00

Register

Empa St Gallen
Room D1-33

Wed, 25.10.2017
13.00-16.00
Register

PSI Villigen
PSI Education Center
Room OSGA/OG08

Thu, 19.10.2017
13.00-16.00

Register

WSL Birmensdorf
LG E5

Tue, 17.10.2017
13.00-16.00

Register

Module 4 – Literature Management with EndNote

Eawag-Empa Dübendorf
Forum Chriesbach
Room FC-B15

Tue, 14.11.2017
9.00-12.30

Register

Eawag-Empa Dübendorf
Forum Chriesbach
Room FC-B15

Wed, 22.11.2017
9.00-12.30

Register

Eawag-Empa Dübendorf
Forum Chriesbach
Room FC-B15

Wed, 29.11.2017
13.00-16.30

Register

Module 5 – LaTeX for Scientific Writing

Eawag-Empa Dübendorf
Forum Chriesbach
Room FC-C24

Thu, 23.11.2017
9.00-12.00
& 13.00-15.00
+1 hour (optional) for questions

Register

PSI Villigen
PSI Education Center
Room OSGA/OG09

Fri, 17.11.2017
9.00-12.00
& 13.00-15.00
+1 hour (optional) for questions

Register

Module 6 – Work on Your Own Project

Eawag-Empa Dübendorf
Forum Chriesbach
Room FC-C24

Thu, 30.11.2017
9.00-12.00

Register

PSI Villigen
PSI Education Center
Room OSGA/OG08

Thu, 07.12.2017
9.00-12.00

Register

Presentation Slides and Other Course Material

  • Available ca 1 week prior to the corresponding sessions.


Other Trainings


  • We visit your group or department to discuss special topics in information retrieval and management, such as Open Access, Impact Factors, etc.
  • We are happy to arrange customised training sessions at all locations of the federal research institutes.
  • Contact us for your training on demand.


 
TEL. +41 58 765 5700  info@lib4ri.ch 

Stephanie Hofmann

t +41 58 765 5032

Dr. Bobby Neuhold

t +41 58 765 5133