CLOSED - NEW! Citation, Paraphrase or Plagiarism

Course Information

  • Friday, March 23, 2018,
    9:00 AM till 10:30 AM
  • Friday, April 20, 2018,
    9:00 AM till 10:30 AM
  • Registration Opens
    January 31, 2018, 9:00 AM
    Registration Deadline
    March 22, 2018
    Course Fees
    This course is free of charge and for doctoral candidates and postdocs of the University of Basel only (mind. 6 bis max. 18 Personen).
    Cornelia Eitel
    Organized by

    University Library Basel

    in collaboration with

    Graduate Center
    Transferable Skills Programm
    GRACE Homepage


    After completing this workshop, participants will be aware of the main citation styles and will be familiarized with the usage of a reference management tool like Zotero or Citavi. Participants will learn the basic citation rules for different document formats. Finally, the plagiarism detection software Turnitin and its practical application for own texts to help to avoid plagiarism will be demonstrated.


    • Citations and copyright regulations
    • How to cite? Citation rules, methodology of source references
    • Citing of various forms of publication (books, pictures, internet sources, interviews ...)
    • Citation styles
    • Reference Management Software (e.g. Zotero, Citavi)
    • Plagiarism detection software Turnitin


    Demonstrations, exercises for correct citations and the testing of the software “Turnitin”

    Target Group

    Doctoral Candidates & Postdocs

    About the Trainer

    Cornelia Eitel
    Dipl-Bibl., Dipl.-Informationswissenschaftlerin
    Head of Information and Information Literacy, University Library Basel


    1.5 h lecture


    Die Kursplätze werden nach Eingang der Anmeldung vergeben.Die Teilnahme an dem gewählten Kurs ist fest einzuplanen, denn die Anmeldung verpflichtet zur Teilnahme an dem gesamten Kurs. Bei Verhinderung muss eine Absage bis spätestens fünf Arbeitstage vor Kursbeginn erfolgen, so dass Personen auf der Warteliste nachrücken Registrations will be processed according on a “first come, first served” principle. The course registration will be confirmed by email. The registration to a course makes the participation in the full training mandatory. A course can be cancelled up to five working days before its scheduled date (send an email to Participants failed to attend a course for which they registered, remaining absent form a course without an excuse or cancel less than five working days in advance will be excluded from the transferable skills programme for the following semester.
    Please find the detailed regulations on the Transferable Skills Homepage.


    Universitätsbibliothek Basel (UB) Schönbeinstrasse 18-20, 4056 Basel

    3. Stock, GRACE Raum 306

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