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Social Sciences Research Toolkit: Week Seven: Scholarly Communication and Funding Your Research

This resources are used to support the Sterne Library certificate program in the Social Sciences. Included are the semester schedule, classroom presentations and handouts.

What is Scholarly Communication?

“Scholarly communication is the system through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future use. One of the fundamental characteristics of scholarly research is that it is created to facilitate inquiry and knowledge. The majority of scholars develop and disseminate their research with little or no expectation of direct financial reward.”

                                                                                                                ACRL Scholarly Communication Toolkit  

Author's Rights

The rights of the author are an important component of the Scholarly Communication discussion. It is vital that authors, whether professionals or students, know and retain their publication rights. I've included several links to help with that endeavor. They are:


So, now that I know what copyright *is*, how do I make sure I'm following the law?

Funding Your Research

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