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Graduate and Doctoral Studies

Research Request Form

Need Research Help?

A Steelman Librarian can help you locate resources.

Guidance from the librarian can be helpful in navigating online journals, ordering ILL, or locating Open Educational Resources outside Steelman.

This program is supposed to provide you with guidance on locating resources, but will not do all the work for you by providing an exact list of articles you should use for your research.

Graduate Research Request

Request a librarian to assist you with locating resources.

  1. Provide your thesis or problem statement, or scope of research.
  2. Fill out the rest of the form details.
  3. Within a week after you submit the form, you will receive an email with links and video instructions.


Avoiding Plagiarism

Academic Integrity Policy

Writing Literature Reviews

Practice Exercises


Gerunds and Infinitives

Grammar Add-On Resources

Using Others Content in Your Work

You are responsible for giving credit to any third-party copyrighted or previously published material (images, quotations, datasets, figures) you include in your work.  The acknowledgment should be placed in your paper according to citation style. You will also need to determine whether the use of the material can be classified as “fair use." You can read more about Fair Use below. 

Fair Use

Fair use can be found in 17 U.S.C. Section 107 (The Copyright Act).

Fair use allows certain uses of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. There are four factors/purposes to consider when determining fair use in your content. You must look at nall the factors, but not all the factors need to be considered fair use for the use to be fair.

  1. the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for non-profit educational purposes;
  2. the nature of the copyrighted work;
  3. the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
  4. the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

To help you determine Fair Use, use the resources below:

License Needed

If the content is not covered by fair use or in the public domain, you will need to obtain license (permission) to use the content. In some cases, an existing license may cover your use. However, for others, you will need to get a new license from the copyright holder.

Follow the How to Steps provided by U.S. Copyright Office on obtaining copyright permission. 

Database Error

Off campus users may experience a loading issue when using the Article Search box or specific databases. Please use an Incognito Browser while the issue is being fixed.