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Copyright and Fair Dealing

Information for Graduate Students: E-thesis Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

Graduate theses are publications of Mount Saint Vincent University.  When graduate students submit their theses, they are made accessible via the Library's Mount E-Commons and included in the Library and Archives Canada Theses Portal collection. To submit your thesis please follow the Mount Library's step-by-step Thesis Deposit Guidelines.  


It is essential that you be aware of any copyright issues related to the electronic deposit of your thesis and that you have respected and correctly used copyrighted material throughout. There are several user's rights and educational exceptions to copyright. This being said, if you do plan to use extra content in your thesis (e.g. published text, images, tables, figures, etc.) it is recommended that you keep track of the sources and plan well in advance on how you will treat and cite this material. In some cases, you may be required to seek permission to republish copyrighted work in your thesis.

For questions about how copyright applies to your thesis work see other areas of this guide or consult the resources developed by the University of New Brunswick at the link below. You can also talk to your thesis advisor and/or contact the Library at 902-457-6402 or

For more information, please refer to the following graduate student guides from the University of British Columbia and the University of New Brunswick.  

This guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. You may copy the guide as long as credit is included. We encourage you to license your derivative works under Creative Commons as well to encourage sharing and reuse of educational materials. Please be aware that many of our guides contain links to subscription-based services for which access is restricted, and collections of resources that may have additional rights reserved. Please consult the licenses and terms of use for each resource.