ISKB10 Information Retrieval

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Pavla Kovářová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Martin Krčál, DiS. (lecturer)
Mgr. Tomáš Marek (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Pavla Kovářová, Ph.D.
Department of Information and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Alice Lukavská
Supplier department: Department of Information and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Fri 14:00–15:40 B2.43
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course focuses on enhancing the ability to search for information in open and commercial sources on the Internet. The aim is to explain basic concepts, to introduce search models and approaches. We will also focus on the search process and the overview of resources that are used to find information. Part of the course will be exercises, where students will be able to search information in practice.
Learning outcomes
After the course, student:
- knows basic terms and information retrieval, models
- can transform the information need into a search query
- can use different retrieval systems and their functions
- is able to search information practically on various retrieval systems and information services
- is familiar with available information resources and knows when to use them
- can search for information on the Internet effectively
  • Basic terms (information, document, information sources, information needs, information behavior)
  • Information retrieval
  • Information behavior and information needs
  • Information retrieval models
  • Interfaces for information retrieval
  • Producers and providers of information
  • Internet searching
  • Catalogs, union catalogs, information gates
  • Digital libraries, freely available resources, open access
  • Professional Information Resources - databases and database centers
  • Special resources searching - medicine, law, and patents
  • Science and research support - citation indexes, citation databases, reference managers, publishing software
    required literature
  • Interactive information seeking, behaviour and retrieval. Edited by Ian Ruthven - Diane L. Kelly. 1st pub. London: Facet, 2011. xxxvii, 29. ISBN 9781856047074. info
  • PAPÍK, Richard. Strategie vyhledávání informací a elektronické informační zdroje. Praha: Velryba, 2011. 192 s. ISBN 9788085860221. info
    recommended literature
  • CASE, Donald Owen. Looking for Information: a survey of research on information seeking, needs and behavior. 3rd ed. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Pub, 2012. ISBN 9781780526546.
  • CASE, Donald Owen a Lisa M. GIVEN. Looking for information: a survey of research on information seeking, needs, and behavior. Fourth edition. Bingley, UK: Emerald, 2016. Studies in information. ISBN 978-1785609688.
  • JOHNSON, J. David a Donald Owen CASE. Health information seeking. New York: Peter Lang, c2012. ISBN 978-1433118241.
  • ELIAS, Stephen. Legal Research: How to Find & Understand the Law. 17th ed. Berkeley: NOLO, 2015. ISBN 978-1413321821. Dostupné také z: EBSCOhost
  • HUNT, David, Long NGUYEN a Matthew RODGERS. Patent Searching: Tools. Hoboken: Wiley, 2007. ISBN 9780471783794. Dostupné také z: EBSCOhost
Teaching methods
lectures, exercises
Assessment methods
Practical exam.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.

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