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Immersion Program for Humanities & Social Sciences Graduate Students:

A guide to resources

Director of Copyright Services

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Amy Vanderlyke Dygert
Cornell University Library
233 Olin Library
Ithaca, New York 14853
Website / Blog PageSkype ContacDec 15, 2015

Copyright & the Doctoral Student

Slides for Copyright for Graduate Research:

Copyright Resources for the Dissertation Author

Copyright Resources for the Dissertation Author

Cornell Copyright Information Center

Cornell University Copyright Policies

Cornell University, "Copyright Management for Authors"

Cornell University Library Author Rights Guide


Public Domain and Fair Use Resources

Peter Hirtle, "Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States"

Cornell University Faculty Guide to Copyright

Visual Resources Association:, “Statement On The Fair Use Of Images For Teaching, Research, And Study” (2011)

Center for Social Media, American University, Fair Use practice statements (for Poetry, Documentary Filmmaking, Media Literacy, Online Videos, and others)

Patricia Aufderheide and Peter Jaszi, Reclaiming Fair Use: How to Put Balance Back in Copyright (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2011)

 Chicago Manual of Style, chapters 4.69-4.87.


Copyright and Dissertations

UMI, "Dissertation and Master's Theses Traditional Publishing Agreement"

UMI, “Copyright and Your Dissertation or Thesis

Kenneth Crews, “Copyright and Your Dissertation or Thesis: Ownership, Fair Use, and Your Rights and Responsibilities"


Repositories, Open Access Publishing, and Data

Cornell's Digital Repository, eCommons

Cornell University Library Guide: Open Access Publishing

Cornell University Research Data Management Service Group (RDMSG)

Public Access Policies for Publications: Compliance Support at Cornell

Directory of Open Access Journals

SHERPA/RoMEO (publisher copyright and self-archiving policies)

SPARC, "Author Rights: Using the SPARC Author Addendum to secure your rights as the author of a journal article"

SPARC Author Addendum

Creative Commons licenses

Web Accessibility Assistance