Kurse der PSI-Akademie
K 941 

Searching & Managing Scientific Information (Library Lib4RI)


Lib4RI, the Library for the Research Institutes within the ETH Domain, offers this biannual introductory training for all affiliates of Eawag, Empa, PSI and WSL. PhD students and other new researchers are particularly invited. The course is split into seven modules (ca. 3-6h each), for which sessions can be booked individually. Course language is English. On request, students attending four or more modules receive a recommendation for 1 ECTS credit point.


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

In the new module 7, «How to Manage Your Research Data», you get guidelines and good practices for the entire life-cycle of your data, from collection to publication.


Modules 1-3 & 5-7 are offered at PSI Education Centre. Due to infrastructural limitations, module 4 will take place at Eawag-Empa Dübendorf only.


Trainings organised and operated by Lib4RI (module 7 by EPFL and experts at your institute).

  • Presentations with examples and exercises.
  • Max 20 participants for sessions of modules 1-3, 5 & 7 (please bring your own laptop).
  • Max 12 participants for sessions of module 4 (computers provided) and module 6 (please bring your own laptop).
  • For module 5: Please bring your laptop with working LaTeX and BibTeX installations. Brief instructions for example installations will be available on our website at www.lib4ri.ch/services/trainings.html approx. 1 week prior to the sessions. Please contact us should you require assistance with your installation.
  • No course fees


More details including flyer, exact dates and venues can be found on Lib4RI’s website http://www.lib4ri.ch/services/trainings.html.


Please register online at http://www.lib4ri.ch/services/trainings.html#registration.


Lib4RI - Library for the Research Institutes within the ETH Domain: Eawag, Empa, PSI & WSL
Phone: +41 58 765 5700

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