Working with information

A certain degree of proficiency in working with information and text is an integral part of studying in the university format, and thus also of studying at the AFAD. In this section, you will find certain tools that may be useful to you.

List of topics you will find on this page:

Working with information using PDF documents

It can make it easier for you to read texts and archive a whole range of online and offline resources so that work on your research, semester or qualification work is effective. See more in the video tutorial below. Video is not translated at this time, but you can watch the screen capture video, it will give you an idea as to what tools and to which purpose are being used.

video content and links are posted below the video. Approx. watchtime: 5 minutes.

Working with information using pdf documents
  • 00:00 – 01:20 different types of resources in pdf
  • 01:20 – 02:10 applications for working with the pdf format
  • 02:10 – 05:10 work with a pdf document

Adobe Reader for Windows

Adobe Reader for Mac

Creating a database of information

(not only) for bibliography in a text document 

Here we will look at the practical possibilities of using a text editor to archive and manage a larger amount of information. Video content and links are posted below the video. Approx. watchtime: 5 minutes. 

Creating a database of information
  • 00:00 – 01:10 introduction and overview of options 
  • 01:10 – 01:40 location of the functions in various text editors
  • 01:40 – 02:15 how to create an outline in a document 
  • 02:15 – 03:00 where can I find bibliographic data templates  
  • 03:00 – 04:55 a practical example of a bibliographic record in the database  


Freeware text editors allow legal use for free and can read and save in paid editor formats (MS Word, etc.). Versions for Windows, Mac and Linux are available. 



How to learn effectively

Learning for exams can be challenging. What methods, procedures and habits do you use?

Zuzana Kožárová and Adriana Boleková, colleagues from the counseling center of Pavel Jozef Šafárik University in Košice have created a freely available workbook "Learning how to learn". It will help you make an inventory of your study habits and methods, avoid the most common pitfalls, and provide inspirational ideas and tips.

You can freely download the workbook here