Managing your references to cite them in a legal manner


During this workshop, you will learn the best practices for managing your bibliographic references as part of your PhD. With an optimal organization of your sources and a good knowledge of how to avoid plagiarism, in accordance with University guidelines, and respect copyrights, the writing of your academic work will be facilitated. Different tools and methods will be presented and experienced throughout the day.


At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • [Optional] Use Zotero or EndNote to collect and cite your bibliographic references
  • Adopt a proper organization for a large collection of bibliographic references (in Zotero)
  • Comply with plagiarism conventions and rules of conduct
  • Apply the basics of Swiss copyright law when obtaining information and disseminating it
  • Use and produce content distributed under Creative Commons licenses


N.B. The first part of the workshop is an introduction to a reference management software, EndNote or Zotero (to choice). A comparison of the software is available here: If you are already familiar with either of these programs, this part is optional. Please specify your choice when you register.


Date and place

May 13, 9:00am-4:30pm, CMU


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