Scholarly communication encompasses the formal and informal means by which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality through peer review, distributed, and preserved. In other words, it is the environment in which the Library operates. It is also the environment in which all research operates, so it is important to understand. Scholarly communication is currently under pressure from changes in technology, publishing models, funding models, and legal challenges. The guides on this page will provide an overview of these issues and proposed solutions, additional context, resources for further help, and an overview of copyright.
Citation and Plagiarism
Copyright and Fair Use