Graduate Students

Like most people, grad students are both a creators and users of copyright protected works. For example, you own the copyright of your thesis or dissertation; a project that likely incorporates some portions of the copyright protected works of other researchers. You may also be involved in providing instruction, where you will also make use of others’ works. For assignments, permission is generally not necessary before including a quotation, diagram, table or figure from another source in your work. Your use must be fair and reasonable and be sure to include proper attribution. However, your thesis and instructional work are different than standard assignments. The links on the left side menu of this page provide information for grad students specifically for your thesis and any instructional capacity you might have.