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Graduate Students Guide

This guide is intended to help graduate students at MSVU make the most of the library.

Copyright and Your Thesis

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.  

Copyright Resources

Need Help with Copyright? ~ for all your copyright and fair dealing related questions.

Tanja Harrison (University Librarian & Copyright Officer) --  457-6108, or e-mail
Denyse Rodrigues (Library Research Services Librarian) --
Lindsey MacCallum (Scholarly Publishing Librarian) --

All Librarians and Library staff will also field your questions and refer you to the appropriate person if required.