Lectures

Teaching

The Chemistry | Biology | Pharmacy Information Center is engaged in the education of students in the study programs of the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, the Department of Biology and the Department of Materials.

The effective and efficient use of the numerous scientific information solutions that are available today is essential for doing successful research, for e.g. planning, conducting and analyzing the experiments. Additionally, ther are also various information solutions that help you to effectively communicate your research results.

The Information Center is involved in both areas and training of students already starts in the 1st semester. The lectures and introductions given by the Information Center are part of various courses, their slides are available for downloading as PDFs on this page.

For doctoral students, postdocs and scientists, we offer an advanced lecture, which runs through the cycle of scientific information - starting with research and retrieval of information, leading to management and analysis of data up to visualization and publication of results, and finally, dissemination of new publications.

Additionally, the Information Center frequently gives Coffee Lectures, which are of interest to students as well as to researchers.

Chemistry, Chemical and Bioengineering

SemesterSubjectLecturePDFs
1Introduction to Using Literature
General overview of the databases available at the ETH Zurich and the information solutions and services of the Infocenter
Praktikum Allgemeine ChemiePresentation,
virtual tour
2Organic Compounds: Synthesis and Properties
Introduction to databases: Reaxys, SciFindern (compound and reaction search) and KnowItAll AnyWare (spectra)
Praktikum Organische und Anorganische Chemie IPresentation
3Searching for Organometallic and Inorganic Compounds
Reactions and properties in Reaxys, SciFinder and handbooks
Praktikum Organische und Anorganische Chemie IIPresentation part 1,
Presentation part 2, Schwarzenbach_I,
Schwarzenbach_II
5Accompanying Seminar for Chemical Engineering Case Studies
Tips and tricks for effective database searches (Infotherm, SpringerMaterials, Engineering Village, Scopus, Web of Knowledge, Reaxys, SciFinder)
Fallstudie für Chemieingenieure IPresentation part 1,
part 2, part 3, Example

 

Pharmaceutical Sciences

SemesterSubjectLecturePDFs
1Introduction to Using Literature
General overview of the databases available at the ETH Zurich and the information solutions and services of the Infocenter
Praktikum Allgemeine ChemiePresentation, virtual tour
3Searching for Organic Compounds
Searching in Reaxys and SciFinder (structures and reactions) and KnowItAll AnyWare (spectra)
Praktikum Organische Chemie für Biologen/Pharm. Wiss. (OCP I)Presentation
5Introduction to Pharmaceutical Information Resources and into Good Scientific Practice
Find and retrieve information, keep an overview, manage your information, stay up-to-date and introduction to scientific research.
Fachpraktika, Pharmazeutische WissenschaftenPresentation and Summary

 

Biology

SemesterSubjectLecturePDFs
1Introduction to Using Literature
General overview of the databases available at the ETH Zurich and the information solutions and services of the Infocenter
Praktikum Allgemeine ChemiePresentation,
virtual tour
3Searching for Organic Compounds
Searching in Reaxys and SciFinder (structures, properties and reactions) and in KnowItAll AnyWare and SDBS (spectra)
Praktikum Organische Chemie für Biologen/Pharm.Wiss. (OCP 1)Presentation

 

Materials Science

SemesterSubjectLecturePDFs
2Introduction to Using Literature
General overview of the databases available at the ETH Zurich and the information solutions and services of the Infocenter
Chemiepraktikum II für MaterialwissenschaftlerPresentation, virtual tour
3Information about Polymers
Searching in Reaxys, SciFinder, AccessEngineering, SpringerMaterials, Römpp and Ullmann
Chemiepraktikum II für MaterialwissenschaftlerPresentation, ExercisesGroupA, ExercisesGroupB, SolutionsGroupA, SolutionsGroupB

 

Interdisciplinary Sciences

SemesterSubjectLecturePDFs
1Introduction to Using Literature
General overview of the databases available at the ETH Zurich and the information solutions and services of the Infocenter
Praktikum Allgemeine ChemiePresentation,
virtual tour

 

Lectures for Master's and PhD students

TitleCourse Material
Introduction into the Services of the Chemistry | Biology | Pharmacy Info Center 
For incoming Master students
Presentation and
Summary
511-0007-00Scientific Writing & Presenting (2 ECTS)
For Master students in Pharmaceutical Sciences
in ILIAS
529-0195-00Scientific Information Retrieval & Management in Life Science and Chemistry (2 ECTS)
For doctoral students of the departments D-HEST, D-BIOL, D-MATL und D-CHAB
in ILIAS