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Copyright Support

What exactly is copyright and how do you get it for your own work? What does it mean when something is under copyright, and how does that affect your teaching and scholarship? Learn more about topics including copyright basics, fair use, public domain, copyright and teaching, plagiarism, and publishing.

Digital Publishing

Find comprehensive support for developing digital publications, including their creation, evaluation, preservation, and discoverability.

Digital Scholarship Tools and Methods

Ever wanted to curate a multimodal digital exhibit, build an annotatable digital edition, or learn how to create interactive maps, timelines, and narratives? Research Data and Digital Scholarship staff are here to help you plan, build, and launch sustainable, accessible, and impactful projects that will help scholars, students, and members of the public engage with your research.

Managing Citations

Find information, support, and workshops on citation management tools, which help you keep track of articles and books as you find them, tag and annotate them, and easily create citations and bibliographies in Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or other writing software.

Publishing Support for Authors

Find workshops, 1:1 information sessions, and online guides to help you navigate the academic publishing world and process, covering topics such as Copyright, Citation Best Practices, Creative Commons Licenses, Choosing a Journal, Author Profiles, and Plagiarism.


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