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Previous trainings: Searching & Managing Scientific Information

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

     

    Course description, presentation slides & other course material

    Module 1: Searching Scientific Information

    • How to use Lib4RI’s resources for quick information retrieval
    • Formulating systematic search queries including Boolean operators, wildcards and truncations
    • Examples/exercises from the swisscovery library catalogue, Scopus and Web of Science
    • Trainers: Stephanie Hofmann, Bobby Neuhold
    • Material:
      Basic Search
      Topic Search

    Module 2: Scientific Publishing – From Writing to Sharing

    • Steps prior to writing a paper (PDF)
    • Grammar and writing style (PDF)
    • Tips on the publication process (PDF)
    • Author identification, impact and visibility (PDF)
    • Trainers: Nina Helg-Kurmann, Laura Konstantaki

    Module 3: Open Access & Copyright

    • Apply Open Access to your publications and gain more impact for your research
    • Funding opportunities for Open Access publications
    • How to make your publications Open Access in the repository DORA
    • Principles of copyright and their applications in science
    • Creative Commons (CC) licences and how to use them
    • Copyright transfer agreements and author rights
    • Trainers: Jochen Bihn, Lothar Nunnenmacher
    • Material:
      Copyright & Creative Commons Licenses
      Open Access

    Module 4: Literature Management with EndNote

    Module 5: Getting Started with LaTeX

    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)
    • Trainers: Stephanie Hofmann, Bobby Neuhold

    Module 7: Research Data Management – The Basics

    • Life cycle of research data
    • Adequate metadata documentation for your code and data
    • Storing and publishing data
    • Writing Data Management Plans (DMP) and using OpenBIS (ELN)
    • Trainers: Federico Cantini, Fabian Felder (Lib4RI), experts from Eawag, Empa, PSI & WSL
    • Material:
      RDM course slides (Eawag-Empa, WSL, PSI)
      RDM Data Management Plan (exercise)

    Module 7+: Load, Work and Plot your Data using Python, Pandas and Jupyter Notebook

    • Using Jupyter Notebook and coupling it with OpenBIS
    • Analysing and plotting data with Pandas (Python data analysis library)
    • Publishing your code with Voilà and Binder
    • Trainers: Antoine Masson (Youmi), Federico Cantini
    • Course Material
  • Lib4RI’s biannual introductory course for PhD students and other affiliates of Eawag, Empa, PSI & WSL.

     

    Course description, presentation slides & other course material

    Module 1: Searching Scientific Information

    • How to use Lib4RI’s resources for quick information retrieval
    • Formulating systematic search queries including Boolean operators, wildcards and truncations
    • Examples/exercises from the swisscovery 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
    • Grammar and writing style
    • Tips on the publication process
    • Author identification, impact and visibility
    • Trainers: Nina Helg-Kurmann, Laura Konstantaki

    Module 3: Open Access & Copyright

    • Apply Open Access to your publications and gain more impact for your research
    • Funding opportunities for Open Access publications
    • How to make your publications Open Access in the repository DORA
    • Principles of copyright and their applications in science
    • Creative Commons (CC) licences and how to use them
    • Copyright transfer agreements and author rights
    • 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: Getting Started with LaTeX

    • A not so short summary of LaTeX basics
    • Tables, figures and formulae
    • The LaTeX error log and common errors to avoid
    • BibTeX and citation styles
    • Trainers: Federico Cantini, Frank Hösli

    Module 5+: Scientific Illustrations and Vector Graphics within LaTeX

    • Establish a robust workflow for scientific illustrations generating figures purely within LaTeX
    • Manipulate advanced LaTeX commands through the packages TikZ and PGFPlots
    • Revisit some of the good practices when writing with LaTeX
    • Trainers: Theo Cavalieri (Empa), Frank Hösli

    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)
    • Trainers: Stephanie Hofmann, Bobby Neuhold

    Module 7: Research Data Management – The Basics

    • Life cycle of research data
    • Adequate metadata documentation for your code and data
    • Storing and publishing data
    • Writing Data Management Plans (DMP) and using OpenBIS (ELN)
    • Trainers: Federico Cantini, Fabian Felder (Lib4RI), experts from Eawag, Empa, PSI & WSL
  • Lib4RI’s biannual introductory course for PhD students and other affiliates of Eawag, Empa, PSI & WSL.

     

    Course description, presentation slides & other course material

    Module 1: Searching Scientific Information

    • How to use Lib4RI’s resources for quick information retrieval
    • Formulating systematic search queries including Boolean operators, wildcards and truncations
    • Examples/exercises from the swisscovery library catalogue, Scopus and Web of Science
    • Trainers: Isabelle Fischer, Bobby Neuhold

    Module 2: Scientific Publishing – From Writing to Sharing

    • Steps prior to writing a paper
    • Grammar and writing style
    • Tips on the publication process
    • Author identification, impact and visibility
    • Trainers: Nina Helg-Kurmann, Laura Konstantaki

    Module 3: Open Access & Copyright

    • Apply Open Access to your publications and gain more impact for your research
    • Funding opportunities for Open Access publications
    • How to make your publications Open Access in the repository DORA
    • Principles of copyright and their applications in science
    • Creative Commons (CC) licences and how to use them
    • Copyright transfer agreements and author rights
    • 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
    • Material:

    Module 5: Getting Started with LaTeX

    • A not so short summary of LaTeX basics
    • Tables, figures and formulae
    • The LaTeX error log and common errors to avoid
    • BibTeX and citation styles
    • Trainers: Federico Cantini, Frank Hösli

    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)
    • Trainers: Stephanie Hofmann, Bobby Neuhold

    Module 7: Research Data Management – The Basics

    • Life cycle of research data
    • Adequate metadata documentation for your code and data
    • Storing and publishing data
    • Writing Data Management Plans (DMP) and using OpenBIS (ELN)
    • Trainers: Federico Cantini, Fabian Felder (Lib4RI), experts from Eawag, Empa, PSI & WSL
  • Our biannual training modules on Searching & Managing Scientific Information was replaced by a webinar miniseries covering some selected topics.

     

    Course description, presentation slides & other course material

    Getting Started with LaTeX

    • Summary of LaTeX basics
    • Tables, figures and formulae
    • The LaTeX error log and common errors to avoid
    • BibTeX and citation styles
    • Trainers: Federico Cantini, Frank Hösli

    Open Access

    • Benefits of Open Access publishing
    • Roads to Open Access: gold, green & hybrid OA
    • Making your publication Open Access with DORA
    • Open Access policies & funder requirements
    • Trainers: Jochen Bihn, Lothar Nunnenmacher

    Copyright & CC Licences

    • Principles of copyright and their applications in science
    • Creative Commons (CC) licences and how to use them
    • Copyright transfer agreements and author rights
    • Trainers: Jochen Bihn, Lothar Nunnenmacher

    Scientific Publishing: Part 1

    • Steps prior to writing a paper
    • A short summary of grammar and style
    • Trainers: Laura Konstantaki, Nina Helg-Kurmann

    Research Data Management – The Basics

    • Introduction to the life cycle of research data
    • Recommendations for adequate metadata documentation for your code and data
    • Learn about various ways to store and publish data
    • Overview of selected Data Management Plan (DMP) templates and Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) applications
    • Trainers: Fabian Felder, Federico Cantini

    Scientific Publishing: Part 2

    • Tips on the publication process
    • Impact & Visibility
    • Trainers: Laura Konstantaki, Nina Helg-Kurmann
  • Our biannual training modules on Searching & Managing Scientific Information was replaced by a webinar miniseries covering some selected topics.

     

    Course description

    Open Access

    • Benefits of Open Access publishing
    • Roads to Open Access: gold, green & hybrid OA
    • Making your publication Open Access with DORA
    • Open Access policies & funder requirements
    • Trainers: Jochen Bihn, Lothar Nunnenmacher

    Copyright & CC Licences

    • Principles of copyright and their applications in science
    • Creative Commons (CC) licences and how to use them
    • Copyright transfer agreements and author rights
    • Trainers: Jochen Bihn, Lothar Nunnenmacher

    Getting Started with LaTeX

    • Summary of LaTeX basics
    • Tables, figures and formulae
    • The LaTeX error log and common errors to avoid
    • BibTeX and citation styles
    • Trainers: Federico Cantini, Frank Hösli

    Scientific Publishing: Part 1

    • Steps prior to writing a paper
    • A short summary of grammar and style
    • Trainers: Laura Konstantaki, Jason Dey

    Scientific Publishing: Part 2

    • Tips on the publication process
    • Author identification and visibility
    • Trainers: Laura Konstantaki, Jason Dey
  • Our biannual training modules on Searching & Managing Scientific Information was replaced by a webinar miniseries covering some selected topics.

     

    Course description

    Webinar 1 – Scientific Publishing: Part 1

    • Steps prior to writing a paper
    • A short summary of grammar and style
    • Trainers: Laura Konstantaki, Jason Dey

    Webinar 2 – Open Access

    • Benefits of Open Access publishing
    • Roads to Open Access: gold, green & hybrid OA
    • Making your publication Open Access with DORA
    • Open Access policies & funder requirements
    • Trainers: Jochen Bihn, Lothar Nunnenmacher

    Webinar 3 – Scientific Publishing: Part 2

    • Tips on the publication process
    • Author identification and visibility
    • Trainers: Laura Konstantaki, Jason Dey

    Webinar 4 – Getting Started with LaTeX

    • Summary of LaTeX basics
    • Tables, figures and formulae
    • The LaTeX error log and common errors to avoid
    • BibTeX and citation styles
    • Trainers: Federico Cantini, Frank Hösli

    Webinar 5 – Copyright & CC Licences

    • Principles of copyright and their applications in science
    • Creative Commons (CC) licences and how to use them
    • Copyright transfer agreements and author rights
    • Trainers: Jochen Bihn, Lothar Nunnenmacher
  • Due to the ongoing corona situation, our biannual training modules on Searching & Managing Scientific Information was once more replaced by a webinar miniseries covering some selected topics.

     

    Course description

    Webinar 1 – Scientific Writing: Part 1

    • Steps prior to writing a paper
    • A short summary of grammar and style
    • Trainers: Laura Konstantaki, Jason Dey

    Webinar 2 – Open Access

    • Benefits of Open Access publishing
    • Roads to Open Access: gold, green & hybrid OA
    • Making your publication Open Access with DORA
    • Open Access policies & funder requirements
    • Trainers: Jochen Bihn, Lothar Nunnenmacher

    Webinar 3 – Scientific Writing: Part 2

    • Tips on the publication process
    • Author identification and visibility
    • Trainers: Laura Konstantaki, Jason Dey

    Webinar 4 – Copyright & CC Licences

    • Principles of copyright and their applications in science
    • Creative Commons (CC) licences and how to use them
    • Copyright transfer agreements and author rights
    • Trainers: Jochen Bihn, Lothar Nunnenmacher

    Webinar 5 – Getting Started with LaTeX

    • Summary of LaTeX basics
    • Tables, figures and formulae
    • The LaTeX error log and common errors to avoid
    • BibTeX and citation style
    • Trainers: Federico Cantini, Frank Hösli

    Webinar 6 – InCites Benchmarking & Analytics

    • The new interface, key differences to the previous look
    • New indicators and filters (Open Access, author position, unified publisher names)
    • Analyze, filter, visualize and save your results
    • Create reports and data sets, organize and share
    • Create your analyses for your specific use cases (if desired)
    • Trainer: Anja Edmeades, Solution Specialist (Web of Science, Clarivate Analytics)
  • As our Training Modules on Searching & Managing Scientific Information had to be cancelled in spring 2020 due to the Corona pandemic, Lib4RI offered a webinar miniseries for all affiliates of Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL in June.

     

    Course description

    Webinar 1 – Scientific Publishing

    • Steps prior to writing a paper
    • Tips on the publication process
    • Trainers: Laura Konstantaki, Jason Dey

    Webinar 2 – Open Access

    • Benefits of Open Access publishing
    • Roads to Open Access: gold, green & hybrid OA
    • Making your publication Open Access with DORA
    • Open Access policies & funder requirements
    • Trainers: Jochen Bihn, Lothar Nunnenmacher

    Webinar 3 – Copyright & CC Licences

    • Principles of copyright and their applications in science
    • Creative Commons (CC) licences and how to use them
    • Copyright transfer agreements and author rights
    • Trainers: Jochen Bihn, Lothar Nunnenmacher
  • Lib4RI’s biannual introductory course for PhD students and other affiliates of Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL. Unfortunately, our spring training series had to be cancelled due to the pandemic of coronavirus 2019 disease (COVID-19).

     

    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: Christine Matter, 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: Jochen Bihn, Laura Konstantaki

    Module 3 – Open Access & Copyright

    • Principles of copyright and their applications in science
    • Creative Commons (CC) licences and how to use them
    • Open Access: different models and new trends
    • Research funders’ policies concerning OA
    • How to self-archive your work in an OA repository
    • Copyright transfer agreements and author rights
    • 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 – Getting Started with LaTeX

    • A not so short summary of LaTeX basics
    • Tables, figures and formulae
    • The LaTeX error log and common errors to avoid
    • BibTeX and citation styles
    • Trainers: Federico Cantini, Frank Hösli

    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, Bobby Neuhold

    Module 7 – How to Manage Your Research Data

    • Get guidelines and good practices for the entire life-cycle of your data, from collection to publication
    • Establish your personal state-of-the-art of research data management and set your priorities
    • Get your hands dirty with file organisation and storage issues
    • Prepare to share your data and code with adequate metadata documentation
    • Learn various ways to store and publish your data
    • Trainers: Eliane Blumer, Mathilde Panes (EPFL), experts from Eawag, Empa, PSI & WSL
  • Lib4RI’s biannual introductory course for PhD students and other affiliates of Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL.

     

    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, Christine Matter, 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: Jochen Bihn, Michael Köbberich, Laura Konstantaki

    Module 3 – Open Access & Copyright

    • Principles of copyright and their applications in science
    • Creative Commons (CC) licences and how to use them
    • Open Access: different models and new trends
    • Research funders’ policies concerning OA
    • How to self-archive your work in an OA repository
    • Copyright transfer agreements and author rights
    • 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 – Getting Started with LaTeX

    • A not so short summary of LaTeX basics
    • Tables, figures and formulae
    • The LaTeX error log and common errors to avoid
    • BibTeX and citation styles
    • Trainers: Federico Cantini, Frank Hösli, Michael Köbberich

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

     

    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, Christine Matter & 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: Jochen Bihn & Laura Konstantaki

    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

    • A not so short summary of LaTeX basics
    • Tables, figures and formulae
    • The LaTeX error log and common errors to avoid
    • BibTeX and citation styles
    • Trainers: Federico Cantini & Laura Konstantak

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

     

    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, Christine Matter & 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

    • A not so short summary of LaTeX basics
    • Tables, figures and formulae
    • The LaTeX error log and common errors to avoid
    • BibTeX and citation styles
    • Trainers: Federico Cantini & Laura Konstantaki

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

     

    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 serviceFormulating systematic search queries including Boolean operators, wildcards and truncations
    • Examples/exercises using the NEBIS library catalogue, Scopus and Web of Science
    • Trainers: Stephanie Hofmann, Christine Matter & 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 & Rainer Rees-Mertins

    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

    • A not so short summary of LaTeX basics
    • Tables, figures and formulae
    • The LaTeX error log and common errors to avoid
    • BibTeX and citation styles
    • Trainers: Federico Cantini & Laura Konstantaki

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

     

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

     

    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 – Complementary Exercises to Modules 1 & 4

    • Follow the workflow «from topic search to the citation» in a little project
    • Possibility to work on your own topic
    • Opportunity to ask uncovered questions
    • Prior attendance of modules 1 & 4 is mandatory
    • Trainers: Stephanie Hofmann & Bobby Neuhold

    Module 6 – 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
    • Preparartion of LaTeX-documents for publishers
    • Trainers: Laura Konstantaki & Daniel Perez
  • Lib4RI’s biannual introductory course for PhD students and other affiliates of Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL.

     

    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.

    Module 2: The Publication Process

    • Insights to the publication process in scientific journals and problems of the publication market.
    • Open Access: different models and new trends.
    • Boost the visibility of your scientific output by establishing your author name.
    • Measuring the quality of science: journal impact factors, H-index & co.
    • How to cope with copyright questions related to scientific work.

    Module 3: 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.

    Module 4: Complementary Exercises

    • Follow the complete workflow «from topic search to the citation» in a little project.
    • Possibility to work on your own topic.
    • Opportunity to ask uncovered questions.
    • Prior attendance of modules 1, 2 & 3 is mandatory.

    Organisation

    • Presentations with examples and exercises.
    • All modules are held in English
    • Max 20 participants for sessions of modules 1 and 2 (please bring your own laptop).
    • Max 12 participants for sessions of module 3 and 4 (computers provided).
    • On request, students attending all four modules will receive a recommendation for 1 ECTS credit point.

    Trainers

    • Jochen Bihn
    • Stephanie Hofmann
    • Christine Matter
    • Bobby Neuhold
    • Lothar Nunnenmacher
  • Lib4RI’s biannual introductory course for PhD students and other affiliates of Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL.

     

    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.

    Module 2: The Publication Process

    • Insights to the publication process in scientific journals and problems of the publication market.
    • Open Access: different models and new trends.
    • Boost the visibility of your scientific output by establishing your author name.
    • Measuring the quality of science: journal impact factors, H-index & co.
    • How to cope with copyright questions related to scientific work.

    Module 3: 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.

    Module 4: Complementary Exercises

    • Follow the complete workflow «from topic search to the citation» in a little project.
    • Possibility to work on your own topic.
    • Opportunity to ask uncovered questions.
    • Prior attendance of modules 1, 2 & 3 is mandatory.

    Organisation

    • Presentations with examples and exercises.
    • All modules are held in English
    • Max 20 participants for sessions of modules 1 and 2 (please bring your own laptop).
    • Max 12 participants for sessions of module 3 and 4 (computers provided).
    • On request, students attending all four modules will receive a recommendation for 1 ECTS credit point.

    Trainers

    • Jochen Bihn
    • Stephanie Hofmann
    • Bobby Neuhold
    • Lothar Nunnenmacher
  • Lib4RI’s biannual introductory course for PhD students and other affiliates of Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL.

     

    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/exercices using the NEBIS library catalogue, Scopus and Web of Science.

    Module 2: The Publication Process

    • Insights to the publication process in scientific journals and problems of the publication market.
    • Open Access: different models and new trends.
    • Boost the visibility of your scientific output by establishing your author name.
    • Measuring the quality of science: journal impact factors, H-index & co.
    • How to cope with copyright questions related to scientific work.

    Module 3: Literature Management

    • Optional sessions: EndNote (with MS Word) or Zotero & JabRef (with LaTeX)
    • Introduction to literature management.
    • How to import and organise literature information including fulltext PDFs.
    • Citing references and creating bibliographies in your scientific document.
    • How to modify/create output styles.

    Module 4: Complementary Exercises

    • Optional sessions for Users of EndNote (with MS Word) or Zotero & JabRef (with LaTeX)
    • Follow the complete workflow «from topic search to the citation» in a little project.
    • Possibility to work on your own topic.
    • Opportunity to ask uncovered questions.
    • Prior attendance of modules 1, 2 & 3 is recommended.

    Organisation

    • Presentations with examples and exercises.
    • All modules are held in English
    • Max 20 participants for sessions of modules 1 and 2 (please bring your own laptop).
    • Max 12 participants for sessions of module 3 and 4 (computers provided).
    • On request, students attending all four modules will receive a recommendation for 1 ECTS credit point.

    Trainers

    • Jochen Bihn
    • Alfred Gautschy (ETH-Bibliothek)
    • Stephanie Hofmann
    • Bobby Neuhold
    • Lothar Nunnenmacher
  • Lib4RI’s biannual introductory course for PhD students and other affiliates of Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL.

     

    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/exercices using the NEBIS library catalogue, Scopus and Web of Science.

    Module 2: The Publication Process

    • Insights to the publication process in scientific journals and problems of the publication market.
    • Open Access: different models and new trends.
    • Boost the visibility of your scientific output by establishing your author name.
    • Measuring the quality of science: journal impact factors, H-index & co.
    • How to cope with copyright questions related to scientific work.

    Module 3: Literature Management

    • Optional sessions: EndNote (with MS Word) or Zotero & JabRef (with LaTeX)
    • Introduction to literature management.
    • How to import and organise literature information including fulltext PDFs.
    • Citing references and creating bibliographies in your scientific document.
    • How to modify/create output styles.

    Organisation

    • Presentations with examples/exercises.
    • All modules are held in English
    • No course fee.
    • Max 20 participants for sessions of modules 1 and 2 (please bring your own laptop).
    • Max 12 participants for sessions of module 3 (computers provided)

    Trainers

    • Jochen Bihn
    • Alfred Gautschy (ETH-Bibliothek)
    • Stephanie Hofmann
    • Bobby Neuhold
    • Lothar Nunnenmacher
  • Lib4RI’s introductory course for PhD students and other affiliates of Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL.

     

    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/exercices using the NEBIS library catalogue, Scopus and Web of Science.

    Module 2: The Publication Process

    • Insights to the publication process in scientific journals and problems of the publication market.
    • Open Access: different models and new trends.
    • Boost the visibility of your scientific output by establishing your author name.
    • Measuring the quality of science: journal impact factors, H-index & co.
    • How to cope with copyright questions related to scientific work.

    Module 3: Literature Management with EndNote

    • Introduction to literature management.
    • How to import and organise literature information including full text 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 manager.

    Organisation

    • Presentations with examples/exercises.
    • All modules are held in English
    • No course fee.
    • Max 20 participants for modules 1 and 2 (please bring your own laptop). Max 12 participants for module 3 (computers provided)

    Trainers

    • Jochen Bihn
    • Stephanie Hofmann
    • Bobby Neuhold
    • Lothar Nunnenmacher
  • Lib4RI’s introductory course for PhD students and other affiliates of Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL.

     

    Course description

    Aims

    You become skilled in searching and finding relevant scientific information using Lib4RI’s library facilities and suitable databases. You get introduced to the principles of scientific information management, the publication process and research evaluation.

    Content

    • 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 and truncations with examples from the NEBIS library catalogue, Scopus and Web of Science.
    • Insights to the publication process in scientific journals and problems of the publication market.
    • Open Access: different models and new trends.
    • How to make your scientific output more visible by establishing your author name.
    • Literature management: demands and suitability of selected reference management software.
    • Measuring the quality of science: journal impact factors, H-index & co.
    • How to cope with copyright questions related to scientific work.

    Organisation

    • Presentations with examples/exercises.
    • Please bring your own laptop, if possible.
    • No course fee.
  • Lib4RI’s introductory course for PhD students and other affiliates of Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL.

     

    Course description

    Aims

    You become skilled in searching and finding relevant scientific information using Lib4RI’s library facilities and suitable databases. You get acquainted with reference management software, an essential tool for organising your literature information, citing within research papers and dissertations, and for creating bibliographies.

    Open Access

    • Introduction: the library Lib4RI as a hub to effectively tackle today’s vast information offers. Insights to the article publication process in scientific journals, including «Open Access». Indicators such as «Impact factor» and «H-index» for scientific quality management.
    • Searching for information: formulating systematic search queries including Boolean operators and truncations with examples from the NEBIS library catalogue, Scopus and Web of Science. 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.
    • Author identification: the benefits of having a unique research ID.
    • Information management: introduction to reference management using EndNote. How to import and organise literature information including full texts. How to generate bibliographies and interact with Word for citation management.

    Organisation

    • Lecture and training session.
    • Feel free to bring your own laptop.
    • The course is free of charge.
  • Lib4RI’s introductory course for PhD students and other affiliates of Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL.

     

    Course description

    Aims

    You become skilled in searching and finding relevant scientific information using Lib4RI’s library facilities and suitable databases. You get acquainted with reference management software, an essential tool for organising your literature information, citing within research papers and dissertations, and for creating bibliographies.

    Content

    • Introduction: the library Lib4RI as a hub to effectively tackle today’s vast information offers. Insights to the article publication process in scientific journals, including «Open Access». Indicators such as «Impact factor» and «H-index» for scientific quality management.
    • Searching for information: formulating systematic search queries including Boolean operators and truncations with examples from the NEBIS library catalogue, Scopus and Web of Science. 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.
    • Author identification: the benefits of having a unique research ID.
    • Information management: introduction to reference management using EndNote. How to import and organise literature information including full texts. How to generate bibliographies and interact with Word for citation management.

    Organisation

    • Lecture and training session.
    • Feel free to bring your own laptop.
    • The course is free of charge.

Other previous courses

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  • We invited researchers from Eawag, Empa, PSI & WSL to learn more about this new discovery environment to join the free webinar (agenda) held by Dr Ilja Burdman, a SciFinder expert and representative for CAS at ACS International.

    Recording of the Webinar (intranet only)

    Lib4RI recently subscribed to the full CAS SciFinder Discovery Platform including the modules SciFinder-n (the successor of SciFinder Classic, Formulus and Analytical Methods.

    The SciFinder Discovery Platform features SciFinder-n to access the content collection of the Chemical Abstract Service (CAS), the integrated formulation database Formulus for chemical product development, and Analytical Methods for searching and comparing published scientific methods. Curated by expert scientists, the SciFinder Discovery Platform is based on a broad international collection of journals, patents and other sources.

    See here, for more info and access to the SciFinder Discovery platform.

  • The library Lib4RI invited interested researchers from Eawag & Empa to this workshop held by Philippe Kamalaprija, a representative for CAS at ACS International.

     

    Course description

    Best Practice
    • Effectively use SciFinder to search the chemical literature incl. biochemistry and material sciences, organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry.
    • Find patents (incl. Markush structures) and non-English literature often not covered by other databases.
    • Substance & reaction searching.
    • Tips and tricks for working with large answer sets.
    • SciFinder’s categorize tools.
    • Export experimental and predicted property information to Excel and other applications.
    • View experimental procedures directly within SciFinder.
    Open Door Session
    • Join Philippe to discuss your individual SciFinder topic.
    • You can also ask to review some search strategies or learn more on basic or advanced SciFinder features.
  • The library Lib4RI invited interested researchers from Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL to this workshop held by Dr Philippe Kamalaprija, a representative for CAS at ACS International. Philippe introduced our newly subscribed product MethodsNow and also provided a best practice demonstration for SciFinder.

     

    Course description

    MethodsNow features step-by-step instructions for analytical and synthetic methods in areas like water analysis, pharmacology, HPLC, food analysis, natural product isolation analysis, plus:

    • easy access to method details from hundreds of thousands of disclosed procedures
    • lets you quickly compare analytical methods side-by-side
    • displays experimental details in easy-to-read table format
    • includes materials, instrumentation, conditions and more
    • covers synthetic preparations from top journal articles and patents
    • features content curated by CAS scientists for superior discoverability and CAS Method Numbers, a new unique CAS identifier, for quick reference

    SciFinder provides researchers with access to the Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) and its digital research environment to search, retrieve, analyse and link chemical information. SciFinder is based on a broad international collection of journals, patents and other sources. The Best Practice SciFinder demonstration will assist you to use the database in a more efficient and productive manner. For example, do you know that when searching a particular topic you should avoid using and/or? Do you know that we have experimental procedures and we can perform retro-synthesis? Do you know how to search Analytic information (categorize)?

  • The library Lib4RI invited interested researchers from Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL to this course held by Tom Corser, training manager at CABI.

     

    Course description

    Content

    • Database content (serials, subjects, literature types).
    • Boolean operators and database search symbols.
    • Building searches using the combine feature.
    • Unique CABI indexing fields e.g. Cabicodes.
    • CAB Thesaurus and controlled vocabulary searching.
    • Creating search alerts.

    Organisation

    • Presentations with examples and the opportunity to work on your own subjects.
    • Attendees at WSL Birmensdorf are encouraged to bring their laptops. At Eawag-Empa Dübendorf computers are provided.
    • Course language is English.
    • Maximum number of participants: 12
    • No course fee.

    Trainer

    Tom Corser, training manager at CABI. Based at CABI’s head office in the UK, Tom has been with CABI for over 4 years and manages CABI’s customer training for online databases. With a scientific background in applied life sciences and extensive knowledge of database searching, Tom will demonstrate tools that can help attendees discover more content relevant to them when conducting literature reviews. He is particularly happy to discuss individual examples from the audience.

     

    Presentation slides

    CAB Abstracts at Lib4RI

  • The library Lib4RI invited interested researchers from Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL to this workshop held by Philippe Kamalaprija, a representative for CAS at ACS International.

     

    Course description

    SciFinder provides researchers access to the Chemical Abstract Service (CAS) and its digital research environment to search, retrieve, analyse and link chemical information. SciFinder is based on a broad international collection of journals, patents and other sources.

    The SciFinder workshop is held by Philippe Kamalaprija, a representative for CAS at ACS International. Philippe is an experienced trainer and will include many important aspects of SciFinder. He is particularly happy to discuss individual examples from the audience, so you can also work on your own subjects.

    Content

    • The web version of SciFinder.
    • What’s new?
    • Hints and tips for working with large answer sets.
    • Tips for specifying a research topic.
    • Use of analysing and refining tools.
    • Use of the Categorize tools.
    • Learn how to create alerts based on your substance or topic of interest.
    • See how to export experimental and predicted property information to Excel and other applications.
    • Use the SciPlanner to organize reactions and share results with colleagues.
    • View experimental procedures directly within SciFinder.
    • Markush structure searching for broader patent searching.

    Organisation

    • Presentations with examples and the opportunity to work on your own subjects.
    • Course language is English.
    • Computers with access to SciFinder are provided.
    • Max 12 participants
    • No course fee.

    Trainer

    Dr Philippe Kamalaprija, ACS International, CAS representative.