VSIL021 Information Literacy

Faculty of Medicine
Spring 2011
Extent and Intensity
0/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Jiří Kratochvíl, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Petr Sejk (lecturer), Mgr. Jiří Kratochvíl, Ph.D. (deputy)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jiří Kratochvíl, Ph.D.
Central Library - Specialized Units - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: Mgr. Petr Sejk
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 40 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/40, only registered: 0/40
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
At the end of this course student should be able to: - search for full texts of journal articles or books concerning concrete topics (search in library catalogues, online databases, on the Internet) - recognise the quality information resources - write texts according to rules for creating scholarly texts - cite correctly according to recommended citation styles
  • 1. Introduction. Information resources.
  • 2. Searching.
  • 3. Multidisciplinary databases.
  • 4. Subject specific databases
  • 5. Rules for creating scholarly texts. Publication ethics.
  • 6. Citation Ethics. Creating bibliographic references.
  • 7. Evaluation of scientific work.
  • Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Sixth edition. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2010. xviii, 272. ISBN 9781433805622. info
  • LIPSON, Charles. Doing honest work in college : how to prepare citations, avoid plagiarism, and achieve real academic success. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. 258 p. ISBN 0226484777. info
  • BADKE, William B. Research strategies : finding your way through the information fog. 3rd ed. New York: iUniverse, Inc., 2008. xviii, 213. ISBN 9780595477470. info
  • MATTHEWS, Janice R. and Robert W. MATTHEWS. Successful scientific writing : a step-by-step guide for the biological and medical sciences. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. xii, 240. ISBN 9780521699273. info
  • BOOTH, Wayne C., Gregory G. COLOMB and Joseph M. WILLIAMS. The craft of research. 3rd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. xvii, 317. ISBN 9780226065663. info
  • IVERSON, Cheryl. AMA manual of style : a guide for authors and editors. 10th ed. Oxford: Oxford university press, 2007. xi, 1010. ISBN 9780195176339. info
  • HOCK, Randolph. The extreme searcher's Internet handbook : a guide for the serious searcher. 2nd ed. Medford, N.J.: CyberAge Books, 2007. xxvii, 326. ISBN 9780910965767. info
  • The Chicago manual of style. 15th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003. xvii, 956. ISBN 0226104044. info
  • The researcher's toolkit : the complete guide to practitioner research. Edited by David Wilkinson. First published. New York: Routledge, 2000. xvi, 135. ISBN 0415215668. info
Teaching methods
e-learning, training
Assessment methods
Completing assignments during the term.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
Note related to how often the course is taught: e-learning.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2011, recent)
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