This depends on any publishing agreement the author has signed.

Donna Beales, MLIS
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I've been asked how much material may be used in an article when the
author is quoting from her own dissertation which, as I recall, is
copyrighted in her own name.  Specifically she asks:  can I lift whole
paragraphs or only sentences or short sections which I must then put in
quotation marks citing dissertation?


I think I'd have the answer for her if she were using someone else's
work, but I feel a bit unsure about this one.


Some authoritative advice would be appreciated.


Lee Hover, D. Med. Human.

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