Code: 51005
Field of Study: Library and Information Sciences
    1. Bibliography
    2. Information Sources
    3. Scientific Research Methdology
    4. Documentation and Information
Ana Novo
Área Científica: Information and Documentation Sciences.

Course Description:
This Course focuses on a general introduction to the systems of documentation and information as bibliographic sources. Develops reflection on
• Methods and tools for research;
• Procedures for selection and retrieval of documents in various media;
• Techniques to cite bibliographical information on scholarly and scientific work, with emphasis on the Portuguese Standards 405 (NP405).

At the end of this unit is intended that students have acquired the ability to
• know and distinguish the various types of information sources;
• apply methods of documentary research on several sources of information;
• select information on different types of documents;
• apply drafting standards of references;
• use, consistent, rules-making scientific and academic works.

1. The scientific and technical information
2. Typology of the main sources of information
3. Introduction to services and national and international documentation and information
4. Methods and techniques of documentary research
5. Methods of preparation and organization of references
6. Standards for drafting and presentation of academic and scientific.

AZEVEDO, A. M.; AZEVEDO, A.G. (1994) Metodologia Científica: Contributos práticos para a elaboração de Trabalhos Académicos. 5ª ed. revista e aumentada. Porto: C. Azevedo (2000).
CARMO, H.; FERREIRA, M. M. (2007). Metodologia da Investigação: Guia para auto-aprendizagem. Lisboa: Universidade Aberta.

For an introduction to techniques of research information, we recommend a visit to the site of the Open Educational Resources, OpenLearn LabSpace:
Finding information in business and management:
UNISUL- Informações na Web: 

Other documents will be available in the Moodle platform along the thematic units in a situation of virtual class and concomitant with the learning activities.


Workload (hours): 156
Contact Hours: 15

Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 or 3 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a presence-based final exam (p-folio) in the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one final presence-based exam (100%).

Language(s) of Instruction: Portuguese.

Contact for virtual mobility students: Communication and International Relations Office –