Using Copyrighted Content
When using copyrighted material in your own work, determine whether you need permission.
Check for rights restrictions—Creative Commons licenses that specify allowable uses are becoming more common, especially for online resources and images.
Generally the author of a work owns the copyright, but there are special considerations for a dissertation. For example, the dissertation research may have been carried out in a lab with grant funding obtained by the faculty member advising the dissertation. Or, chapters within the dissertation may have been accepted or published as journal articles.
If your thesis or dissertation contains material that you have submitted to a publisher, make sure you follow the permission guidelines of the publisher. You may find a blanket permission for use in a dissertation on the publisher's website. Se Gumberg Library's ETD Preparation Guidelines for more information.
Tips for getting permission
These sites provide in-depth information on requesting permisssion.
Information to include in permission request:
Maureen Diana Sasso