Citation, Paraphrase or Plagiarism

Course Information

  • Thursday, November 28, 2019,
    9:00 AM till 12:00 PM
  • Registration Opens
    August 7, 2019, 9:00 AM
    Registration Deadline
    October 31, 2019
    Course Fees
    This course is free of charge and for doctoral candidates and postdocs of the University of Basel only (mind. 6 bis max. 12 Personen).
    Rita Schlatter
    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
    MA in Information Science
    Head of Information and Information Literacy, University Library Basel

    Rita Schlatter
    BA Information Science
    Information Specialist University Library Basel


    3 h lecture


    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. For this workshop unexcused absence and cancellation of the workshop after the registration deadline leads to a penalty fee of CHF 30.00. (send an email to Please find the detailed regulations on the Transferable Skills Homepage.


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

    3rd Floor, GRACE Room 306

    to top