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Informatics and Bibliography

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Course Unit Code546-0088/06
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated2 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *Third Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
SOC071Mgr. Alena Kašpárková, Ph.D.
The aim of the course is to offer students an opportunity to obtain the essential knowledge to be able to work with traditional documents, information sources and library services or other information workplaces, including being capable of independent work with electronic resources. To equip students with theoretical as well as practical fundamentals of information literacy, which they will find useful during their university studies, professional practice and during their long-life education. The course supports students in writing their final theses.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Students are able to sort information sources, classify information, and know the available sources of information in order to work with bibliographic records. Student knows the basics of writing and communicating research, including referring to sources. Stundets are supported in writing their final theses.
Course Contents
1) The basics of academic/scietific work
2) Types of scientific and other works
3) Information sources and how to approach them
4) Guidelines to process a Bachelor Thesis
5) Ethics and plagiarism
6) Referring to sources and the bibliography
7) Quoting, paraphrasing and summarising
8) Bibliographic citations according to ČSN ISO 690
9) Work with reference managers
10) Academic text - content-wise aspects
11) Academic text - language-wise aspects
12) Argumentation
13) Text editing
14) Presentation of the Bachelor Thesis
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
ECO, U. How to write a thesis. MIT Press Ltd. 2015.
BELCHER, Wendy Laura. Writing your journal article in 12 weeks: a guide to academic publishing success. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE Publications, 2009. ISBN 978-1-4129-5701-4.
MURRAY, Neil L. a David BEGLAR. Writing dissertations and theses. Harlow: Pearson Longman, 2009. Inside track. ISBN 978-0-273-72170-3.
TURABIAN, Kate L. A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations: Chicago style for students and researchers. 7th ed. / revised by Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams, and University of Chicago Press editorial staff. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing. ISBN 978-0-226-82337-9.
CEJPEK, Jiří. Knihovnická a informační studia: Úvod do oboru a jeho perspektivy. Opava: FF SU, 1992, s. 5-51
ECO, U. How to write a thesis. MIT Press Ltd. 2015
FROUZ, J. a O. VINDUŠKOVÁ. Čtení a psaní odborného textu v environmentálních vědách. Praha: UK, nakladatelství Karolinum, 2017. ISBN 978-80-246-3815-7
KRČÁL, M. a Z. TEPLÍKOVÁ. Naučte (se) citovat. Blansko:, 2014. ISBN 978-80-260-6074-1
Recommended Reading:
COGHILL, Anne M. a Lorrin R. GARSON, eds. The ACS style guide: effective communication of scientific information. 3rd ed. Washington: American Chemical Society, 2006. ISBN 978-0-8412-3999-9.
COUNCIL OF SCIENCE EDITORS.Scientific style and format: the CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers. 7th ed. Reston: Council of Science Editors, 2006. ISBN 0-9779665-0-X.
GREENE, Anne E. Writing science in plain English. Chicago: The University Of Chicago Press, [2013]. Chicago guides to writing, editing, and publishing. ISBN 978-0-226-02637-4.
SWORD, Helen. Stylish academic writing. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2012. ISBN 978-0-674-06448-5.
BIERNÁTOVÁ, O. a J. SKỦPA. Bibliografické odkazy a citace dokumentů dle ČSN ISO 690 (01 0197) platné od 1. dubna 2011 [online]. Brno: UTB, VUT a
ČSN ISO 690 (01 0197). Informace a dokumentace – Bibliografické citace – Pravidla pro bibliografické odkazy a citace informačních zdrojů. Praha: ÚNMZ, 2011
TKAČÍKOVÁ, D. Informační zdroje Internetu a jak je efektivně využívat. Praha: VC ČVUT, 1997
TURABIAN, K. L. A manual for writers of research papers, theses, and dissertations: Chicago style for students and researchers. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-226-82337-9
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