VSIL021 Information literacy

Faculty of Medicine
Spring 2010
Extent and Intensity
0/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Jiří Kratochvíl, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Josef Milon, DiS. (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 in Czech and worldwide library catalogues - order basic library and information services (interlibrary loans, retrievals) - acquire information about electronic information resources - search in electronic databases to acquire bibliographical references of publications or their fulltexts - apply the basic rules of diploma thesis creation and publication ethics - quote correctly and make the bibliographic references according to recommended citation styles - work with reference manager EndNoteWeb - work with journal citation reports (impact factor, h-index)
  • 1. Introduction to information science. Union catalogues. Interlibrary loans. 2. Research. Electronic information resources. 3. Multidisciplinary databases I. 4. Tutorial 1 5. Multidisciplinary databases II. 6. Multidisciplinary databases III. 7. Subject specific databases I. 8. Subject specific databases II. 9. Rules for Creating Scholarly Texts. Publication Ethics. 10. Citation Ethics. Creating Bibliographic References according to ISO 690 Standard. EndNoteWeb. 11. Tutorial 2 12. Evaluation of Scientific Work - Citation Indexes. Impact Factor. H-index.
  • 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, theoretical preparation, training, working with text, generating skills
Assessment methods
The e-learning course conditions are: doing homeworks successfully during the term and pass the written exam at the end of term (test through the Information system MU). It is an e-learning course, during the term there are facultative tutorials.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
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 Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2010, recent)
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