Senior Seminars are protected by US copyright law. According to Cornell Copyright Policy, students own the copyright on papers they write for their courses. 

Any copies of senior seminars, including portions of senior seminars, may only be used for personal or research purposes. They must not be published or distributed.

It is against copyright to make a copy of an entire seminar without the author's permission. 

However, the College's policies make an exception for senior seminars, as students submit a waiver to copyright when submitting their senior seminar papers. This waiver enables the University to make papers available in eCommons. 

When citing senior seminars in bibliographies and footnotes, the following format is recommended (based on upon the scientific styles for dissertations, theses, or their parts):
 

<Author>. <Title>. [D.V.M. senior seminar report]. Ithaca, NY: College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, <date of issue>. < Total pages available>. Available from: Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library, Ithaca, NY.

Example:

Allen, Heather. Hemangiopericytoma in the dog. [D.V.M. senior seminar report]. Ithaca, NY: College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, 2003. 9 leaves. Available from: Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library, Ithaca, NY.


<Author>. <Date of issue>. <Title>. [D.V.M. senior seminar report]. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. <Total pages available>. Available from: Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library, Ithaca, NY.

Example: 

Amador, Sonia. 2003. West Nile virus in zoo birds: clinical, pathologic, and epidemiologic considerations. [D.V.M. senior seminar report]. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. 18 leaves. Available from: Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library, Ithaca, NY.

Follow standard formats for citing electronic resources by including the URL, title of the site hosting the text, and the date accessed.

Example:

Stern, Karen A. Retrospective study of canine and feline immune- mediated pancytopenia. [D.V.M. senior seminar report]. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, 2005. Cornell University Library eCommons@cornell. http:hdl.handle.net/1813/2919. Date accessed: (27 July 27 2007).

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