Copyright Resources

Beall’s List of Predatory Open-Access Publishers
This is a list of potential, possible, or probable predatory scholarly open-access publishers compiled by Jeffrey Beall: (site discontinued as of 1/1/17). To view the last version visit the Internet Archive at

 Copyright Crash Course
Copyright Crash Course was developed by Georgia Harper and this a guide that provides an overview of important copyright issues. Copyright Crash Course:

Digitization 101: CopyrightX Lectures

The open course on copyright from Harvard, which was prepared and delivered by Prof. William Fisher was made available to the public, along with other resources.

Plagiarism Detection Services
Turnitin is partnering with ProQuest to include more than 300,000 dissertations and theses into the Turnitin comparison database. This addition enhances Turnitin’s repository of 20 billion current and archived web pages, 200 million student papers and more than 110 million articles from scholarly publications.

Turnitin customers can compare documents against the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Database as part of a new premium content offering called “Turnitin Research.” The offering consists of Turnitin bundled with iThenticate, the leading plagiarism checker for scholarly publishers, as well as the ProQuest content. More information about iThenticate:

ProQuest/UMI Copyright Guide
The ProQuest/UMI Copyright Guide provides information on how to avoid copyright infringement and the guide includes sample permission letters that can be sent to the copyright holder. ProQuest Copyright Guide: