Webinar held on “Academic Integrity: Role of Online Citation Builders and Paraphrasing Tools”

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Chandigarh

22 May 2020

DIVYA AZAD

Aiming to fecilitate academics and research especially in the lockdown phase, library of DAV College, Sector-10, Chandigarh organized its second webinar on “Academic Integrity: Role of Citation Builders and Paraphrasing Tool”. Prof. Rupak Chakravarty, faculty Deptt of Library and Information Science, Panjab University, Chandigarh was the resource person. More than 150 participants including faculty members, Library professionals and research scholars were connected to from different parts of the nation. College principal Dr. Pawan Sharma too joined in this webinar. In his address, college principal said academic integrity is key to research and should be followed in letter and spirit. Going by the large number of connected participants in the webinar, he said that plagiarism has become issue of concern for everyone. In her inaugural address College librarian, Deepti Madaan laid stress upon the need to utilize the lockdown period in upgrading academic and research skills. Highlighting the active role of UGC in bringing ethics in Higher Education, she brought to fore the importance of citation in ethical writing which will promote originality and novel ideas. Prof. Rupak Chakravarty, the resource person dealt with the topic in 4 facets: concept of academic integrity and plagiarism, importance of paraphrasing and the changes incorporated in the 7th edition of APA style manual, online citation builders wherein several popular citation makers was mentioned along with their usefulness and the last part of his presentation was the hands-on session wherein online demo was given for working with paraphrasing tool and online citation generator. Overall the session was very informative and interactive.

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