DSAS01 Acquisition of scientific information

Faculty of Medicine
spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught partially online.
Mgr. Lukáš Plch (lecturer)
Mgr. Jiří Kratochvíl, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Petr Sejk (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jiří Kratochvíl, Ph.D.
Central Library - Specialized Units - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: Mgr. Lukáš Plch
Supplier department: Central Library - Specialized Units - Faculty of Medicine
Prerequisites (in Czech)
(! DSVIz01 Acquisition of scientific info && ! DSVIz01e Acquisition of scientific info && ! DSAS01 Acquisition of scientific info ) && ! NOWANY ( DSVIz01e Acquisition of scientific info && DSVIz01 Acquisition of scientific info )
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
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Course objectives
At the end of this course, student should be able to: - effectively search the fultexts of scientific papers and books on the specific topic in the library catalogues and online resources (internet, databases tec.);
- evaluate the scientific quality of found information;
- acquire information to his/her research and academic writing;
- apply the basic rules of publication ethics;
- correct quotation and making the bibliographic references according to recommended citation styles;
- avoid the risk to publish in predatory journals
Learning outcomes
After completing this course, student will be able to:
- search full texts of research books and journals in libraries; and online databases on your own;
- assess the relevance of the retrieved information correctly;
- write a research text (article, master’s thesis, etc.);
- cite sources correctly in accord with publication and citation ethics, i.e. avoiding plagiarism;
- use online applications that facilitate citing or enable you to manage your publication activities;
- avoid the risk of publishing in a predatory journal.
  • 1. Verification of an actual knowledge before the start of the course 2. Effective searching in online databases. Evaluation of the quality of websites 3. Scientific writing, publication and citation ethics 4. Scientometry: Journal Citation Reports, Impact factor. H-index. 5. Predatory journals. Open Access. 6. An introduction to the pedagogy 7. Verification of an actual knowledge
    required literature
  • DAY, Robert A. and Barbara GASTEL. How to write and publish a scientific paper. 6th ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. xv, 302. ISBN 9780521671675. info
    recommended literature
  • 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
  • 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
  • BELL, Suzanne S. Librarian's guide to online searching. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2006. xvii, 268. ISBN 9781591583264. 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
blended learning
Assessment methods
Course conditions: Passing not ranked pre-test and post-test and submissing tasks in deadlines specified by the teacher.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on completion of the course: Ukončení zápočtem
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Note related to how often the course is taught: blended learning.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 26.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
Completing the course is suggested in the first year of Ph.D. study.
The course is also listed under the following terms spring 2019, autumn 2019, spring 2020, autumn 2020.
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