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Thesis & Dissertation Publishing

Help with the publishing, copyright, and licensing implications of UW’s Electronic Thesis and Dissertation program

What support is available for Thesis & Dissertation Publishing?

We can help you with:

  • Publishing your thesis or dissertation – or using a publication in a thesis or dissertation
  • Using images in theses and dissertations
  • Determining what the appropriate access level should be before your thesis or dissertation is made available openly in ResearchWorks
  • While we cannot offer explicit legal advice, we can provide you background and context for thinking through questions around fair use, Creative Commons Licenses, and using copyright-protected works

Learn On-Demand

  • Electronic Theses and Dissertations Canvas Course
    • In this self-guided course, you will learn how the submission process works, how to give and receive recognition for your work, how to find and interpret publisher policies and how to read and inspect publishing contracts.



UW Theses and Dissertations

For many students, the thesis or dissertation represents one of their first forays into publicly disseminating the products of their scholarship. This workshop will help students think through their options for how and when to share their work, including the copyright and publishing considerations they may need to take into account.

Available to: Current students, faculty, and staff

Offered: Quarterly

Next Session: TBA, Watch a Recording of a Previous Workshop