CLOSED!! NEW! Citation, Paraphrase or Plagiarism

Course Information

Friday, March 02, 2018,
9:00 AM till 10:30 AM
Registration Opens
January 31, 2018, 9:00 AM
Registration Deadline
February 2, 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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