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Information in Analytical Chemistry - MC230P22
Title: Informace v analytické chemii
Czech title: Informace v analytické chemii
Guaranteed by: Department of Analytical Chemistry (31-230)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2022 to 2023
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 2
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:1/1, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: doc. RNDr. Karel Nesměrák, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): doc. RNDr. Karel Nesměrák, Ph.D.
Incompatibility : MC200P01, MC270P10
Is incompatible with: MC200P01, MC270P10
Annotation -
The lecture introduces students to the issue of working with chemical information and their practical use. It is especially suitable as training for the preparation of the theoretical part of the bachelor’s or master’s thesis and for the correct writing. The aim of the lecture is to get acquainted with the issue of information and its use in analytical chemistry, from the study of information published in chemical information sources, through their effective search and work with them, to the publication of their own results. Great attention is paid to work with electronic paper sources (SciFinder, Reaxys, Web of Science, Scopus, etc.) and the practical implementation of searches. The principles of proper laboratory record keeping, writing professional texts and presentation of results are also discussed. Systems for evaluating the scientific work (impact factor, h-index, citation rate) and grant issues are mentioned. The aim is to provide effective, practical guidance on the use of information and the creation of meaningful new information.
Last update: Nesměrák Karel, doc. RNDr., Ph.D. (25.09.2020)
Literature -
  • Alley M.: The Craft of Scientific Writing. 4nd Ed. New York, Springer 2018.
  • Carter M.: Designing Science Presentations. A Visual Guide to Figures, Papers, Slides, Posters, and More. Amsterdam, Elsevier 2013.
  • A Guide to the Scientific Career. Virtues, Communication, Research, and Academic Writing. M. M. Shoja et al. (eds.). Wiley 2020.
  • Handbook of Chemoinformatics. 4 vol. J. Gasteiger (Ed.) Wiley 2003.Körner A.M.: Guide to Publishing a Scientific Paper. London, Routledge 2008.
  • Kovac J.: The Ethical Chemist. Professionalism and Ethics in Science. 2nd Ed. Oxford, Oxford University Press 2018.
  • Rowe N.: Academic & Scientific Poster Presentation. A Modern Comprehensive Guide. Cham, Springer 2017.
  • The ACS Style Guide. Effective Communication of Scientific Information. A. M. Coghill, L. R. Garson (eds.). 3rd Ed. Washington, American Chemical Society 2006.
Last update: Nesměrák Karel, doc. RNDr., Ph.D. (27.11.2020)
Requirements to the exam -

To check the studies it is required:
a) fulfillment of continuously assigned tasks from chemoinformatics (by the date of the examination at the latest);
b) writing a short article: to find at least three articles in English for selected keywords and to process them in the form of an article (min. 2700 characters), which will include the presentation of important information and a critical data comparison;
c) oral examination.

Last update: Nesměrák Karel, doc. RNDr., Ph.D. (25.09.2020)
Syllabus -

1. Introduction. Information and their circulation in chemistry. History of chemical information. Types and forms of sources of chemical information. Encoding of information.

2. Primary sources of chemical information (journals, patents, standards, laws, pharmacopoeias).

3. Secondary sources of chemical information (monographs and treatises, tables, atlases and collections, electronic databases).

4. Bibliographic description of documents.

5. Reference sources of chemical information. Reference journals (Chemical Abstracts). Reference handbooks (Beilstein, Gmelin). Electronic reference databases (SciFinder, Reaxys, Web of Science, Scopus, Pubmed, etc.).

6. Work with sources of chemical information. Recherche. Chemical libraries. Retrieval of primary documents. Personal documentation.

7. Creation and presentation of new information. General notes on treatment of research results. Laboratory records. Masters and doctoral thesis. Lectures. Conferences. Publication in journals. Evaluation of published information (cite number, impact factor). Financial support of research - grants.

Last update: Nesměrák Karel, doc. RNDr., Ph.D. (25.09.2020)
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