Bi2220 Information sources in zoology

Faculty of Science
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 1 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Igor Malenovský, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. Mgr. Stanislav Pekár, Ph.D.
Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Mgr. Igor Malenovský, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Botany and Zoology - Biology Section - Faculty of Science
Mon 20. 2. to Mon 22. 5. Tue 15:00–15:50 D31/238
Bi1000 Introd. to study of ecol. biol
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
Course objectives
The aim of this course is to show how to find various types of scientific information in zoology and how to work with them. At the end of this course the student should be able to find effectively any scientific information.
  • 1) Types of sources of scientific information and styles of their citation.
  • 2) Taxonomic sources 1 – types of taxonomic publications, primary taxonomic literature (species descriptions, revisions, monographs), publications for identifications of animals (handbooks, identification keys, elektronic applications).
  • 3) Taxonomic sources 2 – sources for nomenclature and classification, catalogues and check-lists.
  • 4) Search of literature in electronic databases, public internet search engines, formulation of a querry, types of electronic databases, electronic resources available at Masaryk university.
  • 5) Web of Science and Journal of Citation Report databases, citation indices, Scopus database.
  • 6) Search of full-texts of scientific papers.
  • 7) Scientific journals: examples of prestigeous, specialised and popular journals in zoology, standard editorial process in a scientific journal, journal abbreviations in bibliographic citations.
  • 8) Traditional libraries, search of books in librarian catalogues, e-book collections, electronic depositories.
  • 9) Organization of literature, applications for citation and management of bibliographic references.
  • 10) Scientific societies, meetings and social networks.
  • Harmon J.E. & Gross A.G. (eds) 2007. The Scientific Literature: A Guided Tour. University Of Chicago Press.
Teaching methods
Lectures and homeworks.
Assessment methods
Students have to work on homeworks and attend the lectures.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2024.
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