Lib4RI Spring Training: Searching & Managing Scientific Information

Lib4RI, 20. February 2023

Spring is coming and so is our biannual training series «Searching & Managing Scientific Information» for PhD students and other interested members of the 4 federal research institutes Eawag, Empa, PSI & WSL.

From March to June 2023, we offer eight individually bookable modules, this time also including a new module 5+ for intermediate/advanced LaTeX users.

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 will be guided through the scientific publication process from start to finish.

In module 3, «Open Access & Copyright», you gain knowledge on the principles of Open Access (OA) publishing 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 using Endnote (MS Word).

In module 5, «Getting Started with LaTeX», you are guided in creating your first LaTeX document, with special attention to scientific writing oriented features. The course is for LaTeX beginners.

In the new module 5+, «Scientific Illustrations and Vector Graphics within LaTeX», you establish a robust workflow for scientific illustrations generating figures purely within LaTeX. The course requires decent knowledge of LaTeX.

In module 6, «Work on Your Own Project», you work on your own literature project receiving individual assistance.

In module 7, «Research Data Management – The Basics», you learn to identify the relevant strategies and tools to implement research data management in your research practices.

A detailed course description is available here including a flyer for download. Course notes will be available online a couple of days prior to the sessions.

All sessions are open to all members of the 4 research institutes, PhD students and other new researchers are particularly invited. Most modules are offered on-site at Eawag-Empa Dübendorf, PSI Villigen and WSL Birmensdorf. On request, students attending four or more modules will receive a recommendation for 1 ECTS credit point. More details incl. dates, venues and online registration can be found on Lib4RI’s training website.


Stephanie Hofmann

t +41 58 765 5032

Dr. Bobby Neuhold

t +41 58 765 5133

Nina Helg-Kurmann

t +41 58 765 5958

Dr. Lothar Nunnenmacher

t +41 58 765 5221