Copyright at the University Library: Thesis Preparation and Copyright

Copyright and Your Thesis

The following information is provided by the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, University of Saskatchewan in its Thesis Preparation Guidelines.

Permission to Reproduce

Where a thesis includes a "substantial part" of a work or other proprietary material in the thesis, permission from the rights-holder must be obtained.  This should be included as a separate appendix.  No signatures should be included. 

Students must be aware that obtaining this permission may take some time and may require a fee.  Allowance must be made for this.

Referencing Other Works

Appropriately credited references to other works may form an integral part of this presentation and are likely to take several forms: 

  1. The idea may be written in the student's own words with the original author referenced.
  2. A direct quotation of less than three lines may be incorporated into the text using quotation marks.
  3. If the quotation is more than three lines it should be arranged in the following format: indented one and one half (1.5) centimeters from the left margin and typed in a single space format without quotation marks. 
  4. Any borrowed thoughts or expressions, or use of non-original material, must be acknowledged and documented

Electronic Theses and Dissertations in the University Library

Since 2007, all U of S theses and dissertations have been submitted electronically. Print theses and dissertations are housed in University Archives and Special Collections unit in the Murray branch library.

Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) are found by searching the eCommons database.

Print theses and dissertations are found by searching the University Library catalogue.To request the digitization of a print-only thesis or dissertation, contact University Archives and Special Collections.

If you know the topic you want to search, but aren’t sure of any titles or authors, you can do a WORD search:

Choose "Theses Collection" from the drop-down menu on the right.