Lib4RI Training Series: Searching & Managing Scientific Information

Stephanie Hofmann & Bobby Neuhold

Autumn is at our doorsteps and it is again time to announce our biannual introductory course «Searching & Managing Scientific Information» for PhD students and other affiliates of the 4 federal research institutes. The course is split into four individually bookable modules. In Oct/Nov 2015, sessions will be offered, if possible, at most major research sites.

Note: Modules 1 & 2 will also be offered at Eawag Kastanienbaum, Empa St Gallen and WSL Davos, in addition to our main sites at Eawag-Empa Dübendorf, PSI Villigen and WSL Birmensdorf.

In module 1, «Searching Scientific Information», you become skilled in finding relevant scientific information using suitable tools offered by Lib4RI.

In module 2, «The Publication Process», you get to know the principles of the publication process incl. Open Access, learn how to deal with copyright questions and become acquainted with typical measures for scientific research evaluation.

In module 3, «Literature Management», you get introduced to scientific literature management. Optional sessions are offered for Endnote (MS Word) and new also for Zotero / JabRef (LaTeX).

In the new module 4, «Complementary Exercises», you have the opportunity to consolidate your knowledge acquired in modules 1, 2 & 3 by hands-on exercises. Again, optional sessions are offered for users of Endnote (with MS Word) or Zotero & JabRef (with LaTeX).

Sessions are open to all members of the 4 research institutes, PhD students and other new researchers are particularly invited. On request, students attending all four modules will receive a recommendation for 1 ECTS credit point. More details incl. dates, venues and online registration can be found here.