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Copyright and Publishing Your Dissertation: Additional Resources and Support

A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Materials, Publishing Choices, and Your Rights as an Author

Other Guides to Copyright and Your Dissertation

There are several other excellent online guides to using copyrighted materials in your dissertation, and considering post-publication issues such as the value of publishing open access and when to choose an embargo.

More Help Obtaining Permissions

  • The University of Michigan also has an excellent guide on securing permissions for copyrighted resources--including for films, book chapters, music, fine art, photos, and more.

Additional Examples

If your particular question isn't addressed here, there's a good chance that U.S. Copyright Office's Compendium has something to say about whether that type of resource is copyrightable, and the level of protection it receives.


Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third Edition (2014)

Download full text of the Compendium (1,288 pages).

The Table of Contents is here.

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