546-0088/08 – Informatics and Bibliography (IaB)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorMgr. Alena Kašpárková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorMgr. Alena Kašpárková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2015/2016Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
SOC071 Mgr. Alena Kašpárková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Graded credit 2+2
Part-time Graded credit 8+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

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.

Teaching methods

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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.

Compulsory literature:

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.

Recommended literature:

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.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

regular particpation in seminars 3 essays


Other requirements

Minimal attendance 80%, active participation in the seminars, handing in 10 pages of the theoretical or practical part of the Bachelor Thesis


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

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

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Graded credit Graded credit 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: - participate actively in the sessions - hand-in tasks in sessions - hand-in 10 pages of BA thesis (written assignment), including the references

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