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Training on 'Plagiarism' and 'Reference Management Software Zotero'

Saturday, 19 December 2015 - 12:00am to 11:45pm
Training or Workshop

Plagiarism means taking the words and thoughts of others (their ideas, concepts, images, sentences, and so forth) and using them as if they were your own, without crediting the author or citing the source. Most plagiarism is willful, a sort of theft. It is possible to plagiarize unintentionally, though, by being careless or hurried, omitting quotation marks or slipping into the words or ideas of others through inattention or simply for convenience. Whether you meant it or not, you can be found guilty of plagiarism whenever other people’s language gets used without proper citation in your text. At this and most other universities, plagiarism is regarded as intellectual theft; faculty will rarely bother to determine whether you stole words on purpose or walked out of the shop having forgotten to pay. (
Zotero is a free and easy-to-use research tool that helps to collect, organize, and analyze research. It is a free, open-source program that can be downloaded as a browser extension for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari and as a standalone program that works with Windows, Mac, or Linux systems. Zotero enables researchers to store author, title, and other bibliographic information, import citations from other citation managers such as RefWorks, EndNote, Mendeley and to export that information as formatted references. Seamlessly write a paper and cite it at the same time either online or offline.
Equip librarians, academicians and researchers to acquire a solid understanding of Zotero’s capabilities and how those capabilities can best meet their needs.
Target Audience:
Anyone who wants to introduce or support Zotero at her/his institution and check the authenticity of scholarly writings before submitting for publications. This may include Librarian, Information manager, Researchers, Academia’s who are involved with scholarly research and creative writing.
Prerequisites: Basic familiarity with scholarly writing and basic computer application is recommended.
The Workshops:
The workshops combine short presentations with interactive, “hands-on” practice, as well as the opportunity for participants to exchange their own experiences with Zotero, Mendely and Plagiarism. 
Expected outcome: 
Participants will gain valuable insights in the nuts and bolts of Zotero, how to use, support and promote Zotero, and how Zotero can serve the different needs of members of the academic community. Mendely will be disscussed also in the progeamme. Participants will also be able to check plagiarism for their own or others and able to determine whether the article is publishable.

Topic to be covered:
  • Over view of Plagiarism
  • Types and policies of Plagiarism
  • Open Source  Plagiarism Checker
  • Plagiarism Checker  “Turnitin”
  • Turnitin Admin Module
  • Turnitin Instructor’s Module
  • Turnitin Student’s Module
  • Document submission and method of scanning
  • Practice sessionIntroduction to Zotero
  • Getting Zotero
  • Installation Zotero Standalone
  • Customization
  • Building reference library
  • Adding reference manually (Book, article, conference paper, web content etc.)
  • Importing reference from other sources
  • Integrating Zotero with word processor
  • Using reference inside text
  • Editing reference
  • Updating reference
  • Creating Bibliography
  • Preference setting
  • Adding Citation style
  • Changing Citation Style
  • Export citation
  • Sync with Zotero server
  • Backup citation
  • Introduction to Mendely
  • Use android apps

Resource Persons:
University Librarian and
Head, AIF Management Unit, NSU

Minhaj Uddin Ahmed
Adjunct Faculty
ILIS, National Univerity
Mr. Mukhlesur Rahman
Assistant Librarian
Independent University
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Kazi Farhad Noman
Assistant Librarian
Southeast University

A.K.M. Nurul Alam (Apu)
Assistant Director
Bangladesh Bank Library, Dhaka

Venue: E-resource Access Center, North South University Library, Bashundhara, Baridhara. Dhaka.

Course Fee:

Tk. 1,500.00 – for BALID member
Tk. 2,000.00 – for Non-member (Individual/Personal Capacity)
Tk. 3,000.00 – for Institutional Participation

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