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Publishing Your Research: Copyright/Citing

Guide to Getting Published

How Do I Cite This?

Your use of resources should be acknowledged in footnotes and lists of references. There are many styles to choose from. 

What is Copyright?

Copyright

  • exists from the moment of creation and lasts for the life of the author plus 70 years
  • you do not need the © on the work for the copyright to exist
  • to enforce © you need to register the copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office

Requirements for Copyright Protection

  • ‚Äčit must contain a little originality
  • It must be at least a little creative
  • it must be fixed or recorded in a physical forma

The owner of the Copyright, has

  • the right to distribute the work
  • the right to reproduce the work
  • the right to prepare derivative works
  • the right to perform or display the work
  • the right to license any of the above to others

Managing Your References

A critical part of the research process is keeping track of where you found a particular idea, picture, fact, or quote so you can properly cite it in your work according to an accepted style. Reference management software programs are tools to help you do this easily and efficiently.  The Carpenter Library offers training and support on EndNote and Zotero

Read this review to see which one is best for you. 

Watch for classes!

Copyright and Fair Use

Copyright and Fair Use Tutorials

There are many useful tutorials done by various institutions that help explain Copyright and help you determine what is Fair Use.

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