JARA Coffee Lectures

  Coffee Cup Jara Coffee Lecture

Take a cup of coffee and learn about helpful tools and services related to the research cycle.

Every Tuesday, we'll show you how your library can help you with your research activities - from professional literature and patent searches to research data management and open access publishing.

  •  Start: 24/10/2023
  •  When: Tuesdays from 1 to 1.20 pm.
  •  Meeting place zoom: https://rwth.zoom-x.de/j/62812347921; Meeting-ID: 628 1234 7921
  •  Target group: researchers, advanced students / PhD students.

No registration required.

Let's go: Check out the topics and drop in virtually.

All presentations can be found after the individual Coffee Lectures in the Moodle room:                     https://moodle.rwth-aachen.de/course/view.php?id=37951.

We look forward to seeing you!

JARA Coffee Lectures online is a joint offer of the University Library of RWTH Aachen University and the Central Library of Forschungszentrum Jülich as part of the Jülich Aachen Research Alliance (JARA).

 

 
 

Dates JARA Coffee Lectures

24.10.2023 Systematic literature searches for scientific work; part 1: Planning (dt.)

Speakers:

Monika Hotze (Central Library FZJ)
Dr. Susanne Ruffert (University Library RWTH Aachen)

Well planned is half done: We show you how to conduct scientific literature searches in an efficient and successful manner. This lecture will focus on preparing literature searches and explain why it is so important.

31.10.2023 Added value of subject-specific databases in contrast to freely available tools such as Google Scholar. Current developments and tendencies (dt.)

Speaker:

Stefan Bastian (University Library RWTH Aachen)

Why do we need licensed reference tools and what differentiates them from Google Scholar and other freely available reference tools?

7.11.2023 Information search using Web of Science – Conduct literature searches, analyse citation networks, find experts (dt.)

Speakers:

Monika Hotze (Central Library FZJ)
Barbara Scheidt (Central Library FZJ)

Web of Science is a multidisciplinary database that lists articles from internationally leading journals, conference proceedings, and books in the fields of natural sciences, technology, and the humanities. The database can be used to conduct comprehensive literature searches, to identify connections between articles via citation networks, and to find experts in your field of research. In addition, you can receive information on the latest literature related to your research topic on a regular basis. The short presentation will provide you with an overview of how to use Web of Science efficiently in your literature searches. 

14.11.2023 Systematic literature searches for scientific work; part 2: Methodology (dt.)

Speakers:

Monika Hotze (Central Library FZJ)
Dr. Susanne Ruffert (University Library RWTH Aachen)

Boolean or neighbourhood operators, truncations, filtering search results – there are many ways to create a precise search query. We will show you how to use them successfully and provide information on potential pitfalls.

21.11.2023 Evaluation and documentation of search results (science reading 1) (dt.)

Speaker:

Monica Gonzalez-Marquez (Central Library FZJ)

As the result of a literature search, you will receive a list with bibliographic information and abstracts, out of which you must identify the articles that are relevant for you. We will present a method for reading abstracts efficiently and using the information gained from them for your documentation.

28.11.2023 Introduction to using reference management programs (dt.)

Speakers:

Sarah Feicker (University Library RWTH Aachen)
Theresa Lennartz (University Library RWTH Aachen)

Reference management programs facilitate the preparation of academic papers by allowing both the storage of the sources used and the automatic creation of bibliographies. They help you to keep track of the references used and to work more efficiently. We will show you the advantages of working with reference management programs, and introduce you to RWTH University Library’s Reference Management Helpdesk service.

5.12.2023 Working with EndNote (dt.)

Speakers:

Sarah Feicker (University Library RWTH Aachen)

The platform-independent reference management program EndNote is considered the international market leader. This Coffee Lecture will give you an overview of the various organizational, research, and import options provided by EndNote to make your scientific work easier.

12.12.2023 Research field analysis (dt.)

Speakers:

Lena Nietzschmann (University Library RWTH Aachen)
Barbara Scheidt (Central Library FZJ)

Discover the hidden dimensions of your research field! Would you like to know how your field has developed in recent years? Would you like to identify trends, key players, leading topics, and cooperation opportunities for your field of research in order to set research priorities and make strategic decisions? Then you should attend the Coffee Lecture on research field analysis and gain an insight into the opportunities offered by publication analysis.

19.12.2023 Preparing experiments in detail – Searching for methods papers (dt.)

Speakers:

Monika Hotze (Central Library FZJ)
Ines Schmahl (Central Library FZJ)

You have come across a method in a scientific article, which is not described in detail. Methods papers provide the solution to this problem. At the Coffee Lecture, you will learn how to search for methods papers.

9.1.2024 Data research (dt.)

Speakers:

Ines Schmahl (Central Library FZJ)
Dr. Ute Trautwein-Bruns (University Library RWTH Aachen)

The english course description follows.

16.1.2024 Patent research compact (dt.)

Speakers:

Dr. Susanne Ruffert (University Library RWTH Aachen)
Kristin Jirka (University Library RWTH Aachen)

The english course description follows.

23.1.2024 Data publication - Point the spotlight on your research data (engl.)

Speaker:

Ines Schmahl (ZB FZJ)
Stefan von der Ropp (UB RWTH)

With a data publication you make your data visible and citable. In this coffee lecture you learn about:
• Which research outputs are part of a data publication, e.g. what about code?
• How to make your dataset reproducible?
• Publishing Best Practices

 

30.1.2024 Electronic Lab Notebook

Speakers:

Daniela Hausen (UB RWTH)
Torsten Bronger (ZB FZJ)

Electronic lab notebooks (ELNs) are used to document scientific lab work, but also to support the research process as a whole. However, their use is usually limited to the respective institution. In this lecture, we outline approaches as to how ELNs can be used in a benificial way, even in collaborations, in future.

6.2.2024 Make your research reproducible (engl.)

Speaker:

Monica Gonzalez-Marquez (ZB FZJ)

Science builds on existing knowledge. Or at least it should do. Unfortunately, like so much in science, we are rarely taught how to document our scientific activities in such a way that others can build on it. Our efforts are described in research papers with the primary goal of ”getting past reviewers”, and not necessarily making our scientific activities understandable and, therefore, reproducible by others. This lecture will look at the heliocentric model of open science documentation and problem arcs, and how it can serve as the foundation for a more people-oriented form of scientific documentation.

13.2.2024 Data management plans (dt.)

Speakers:

Ines Schmahl (ZB FZJ)
Sabine Schönau (UB RWTH) 

Research data form the foundation of scientific findings. It is therefore all the more important that they remain accessible and reusable even after the end of research projects. A data management plan (DMP) helps you to structure how your research data are handled. There are various tools that support the creation of a DMP, one of them being the research data management organizer (RDMO). Find out more in our Coffee Lecture.

20.2.2024 Patent, trademark & Co for beginners (dt.)

Speakers:

Katja Bialuschewski (University Library RWTH Aachen)
Stephanie Erkelenz (University Library RWTH Aachen)

Do you have an idea and want to know whether you can protect it with a patent or trademark? In this lecture, we will show you what is possible and explain why research is so important.

27.2.2024 RWTH Innovation - The Technology Transfer Unit of RWTH Aachen University (dt.)

Speakers:

Team RWTH Innovation

The english course description follows.

5.3.2024 Patent & Standards Information Center - We make your ideas grow! (dt.)

Speakers: 

Katja Bialuschewski (University Library RWTH Aachen)
Elmar Bickar (University Library RWTH Aachen)
Stefanie Erkelenz (University Library RWTH Aachen)
Christof Malowski (University Library RWTH Aachen)

The english course description follows.

12.3.2024 Introduction to Open Access (dt.)

Speakers: 

Peter Lohnert (Universitätsbibliothek RWTH Aachen)
Linda McGrath (ZB FZJ)

The english course description follows.

19.3.2024 Where and how do I publish? (dt.)

Speakers:

Peter Lohnert (University Library RWTH Aachen)
Linda McGrath (Central Library FZJ)

The english course description follows.

26.3.2024 Avoid plagiarism, cite correctly (dt.)

Speakers:

Monika Hotze (Central Library FZJ)
Dr. Susanne Ruffert (University Library RWTH Aachen)

Why do we use citations in science? What is a direct citation and what is an indirect citation? This Coffee Lecture will provide an overview of basic citation techniques. It will also address the topic of plagiarism and how unintentional plagiarism can be avoided through correct citation.

Contact

Yvonne Brzoska

Fachreferate Sprach- u. Literaturwissenschaft, Anglistik, Germanistik, Romanistik; Dezernatsleiterin Benutzung; Öffentlichkeitsarbeit