The UCLA Graduate Thesis and Public Dissemination Policy affirms the university’s commitment to open access of scholarly work.
It is the University of California’s expectation that the research and scholarly work conducted by graduate students that is incorporated into theses and dissertations will be made available to the public.
Graduate students must either register and enroll or, if eligible, use the Filing Fee. For each segment of the work that involved co-authors, you must identify (briefly describe) and acknowledge the specific contributions of each co-author.
For details, see page 15 of the UCLA Thesis and Dissertation Filing Requirements. Will my thesis or dissertation manuscript be sold to third-party retailers?
In the process of filing a thesis or dissertation via Pro Quest, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for a degree at UCLA, graduate students agree to grant a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual license to The Regents of the University of California (University). The copyright of your work is inherent upon creation. If you have flexibility in the final selection of your images, search for images that are 1) in the public domain, or 2) made available for reuse via a Creative Commons license. Do I need permission for every image, chart and graph that I use in my thesis or dissertation from other sources? Some materials may qualify under fair use, and others are best used with permission. It can be as simple as an email granting permission.
Graduate Students do not need to register their copyright to enjoy copyright protection, but registration does provide some benefits. Such images can be incorporated into your dissertation without permission or concern for fair use. I’ve provided attribution and a citation for the source material I used in my thesis or dissertation. Proper attribution is absolutely required; thats a part of academic integrity and good scholarship. Graduate students should consult the filing procedures for more detail, or for consultation on a specific situation, get assistance from a UCLA librarian at [email protected] I’ve obtained verbal permission to use copyrighted material in my thesis or dissertation. Graduate students should retain copies of all permissions in their files. How do graduate students determine what they can use without permission under Fair Use?
Most of the older print theses and dissertations collection is also available in the online collection. Find and stream Texas Tech faculty recitals, graduate student recitals, Madrigal Dinners, and other performance recordings.
These audio performances are accessible via e Raider login from the University Library website on your computer or mobile device.
See University of California Copyright for more information. Can graduate students file their thesis or dissertation from outside the US? Graduate students do not need to be physically present on campus to submit their thesis or dissertations. In order for a graduate student to file and receive a Summer degree, students must either register and enroll in a minimum of 4 units in a Summer Session or be on Filing Fee status. Copies take about 5 weeks to ship after the manuscript is published by Pro Quest.
Graduate students only need access to the internet. Do graduate students have to be registered when they file? Graduate students can also order copies through the UC Bindery. I’ve included co-authored works in my thesis or dissertation. You must include in your Acknowledgments section any material based on co-authored work that is published, in-press, submitted, or in preparation for publication.