Welcome to the Copyright for Dissertations guide from the University of Michigan Library Copyright Office. This guide addresses copyright questions specific to University of Michigan dissertation authors. It covers the following topics:
Your dissertation committee, advisors, and other mentors in your field can help you understand your field’s publishing norms, such as how to select and assess third party material and how to attribute that material properly.
For general information on copyright, please refer to the Copyright Basics guide.
Last revised on June 8, 2018.
Our office provides information to help you make decisions about sharing and using copyrighted material in your research, learning, and teaching. In addition to copyright guides like this one and online resources on our website, please take advantage of our person-to-person services.
Use our email address to ask questions about copyright.
We offer public workshops on copyright. We also offer customized copyright education (presentations, workshops, etc.) for university groups, including faculty, staff, and students. Please email us to request this.
Although we provide information and education about copyright, we are not able to provide legal advice.
Some copyright-related issues are handled elsewhere at the university:
If you have specific legal questions pertaining to the University of Michigan, please contact the Office of the General Counsel.
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