Developed especially for Graduate Students, this online library orientation introduces many of Steely Library's tools and services.
Steely Library encourages graduate students to take advantage of our resources, to make the most of your academic education as well as to develop your information literacy skills as you become a lifelong learner.
Copyright and Fair Use for Thesis Preparation
Your graduate research work (such as a thesis) is copyright protected as soon as you create it in a tangible format. Inserting information by other authors in your thesis may qualify as Fair Use. In some cases to avoid copyright infringement, your information use may require permission from the copyright holder. Copyright infringement and plagiarism are different issues. Depending on whether or not your graduate work is commercially published and how much of another’s copyrighted work is cited, it is helpful to review Fair Use guidelines and copyright information provided here by ProQuest/UMI.
Graduate Students Online Library Orientation
This online orientation is intended for graduate students that were unable to attend the face to face orientation session. We recommend that you watch the videos for each section of the orientation. The orientation takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.
- Welcome Message
- Accessing Library Information
- Library Catalog
- Finding and Using E-Books
- More on SourceFinder
- Electronic Journals
- Articles & Databases
- Navigating a Database
- Dissertations & Theses
- Research Guides
- Resources at the Library
- Ask Steely Library
- Conclusion Message
Steely Library phone number: 859.572.5457