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There is no I in Research: Scholarship lessons for undergraduates

Identity, Research and Scholarship in the Digital Age

There is no I in RESEARCH: Scholarship lessons for undergraduates

Even as an undergraduate, you're already involved in research and participating in scholarship. You’re probably considering graduate school. You are going to publish, if not now with a senior honors thesis, a poster for the Undergraduate Research Symposium, or through other undergraduate conferences or journals, then later as a graduate student. You might even be a publisher, running a student-led journal or magazine on campus. 

What are your rights and responsibilities? What are the risks? The Libraries can help answer these questions and more. We can schedule a class presentation on any or all of the topics discussed here, including owning, sharing, and distributing research; copyright and intellectual property; and establishing a professional presence online. 

Contact any of the librarians listed below, or talk to your subject librarian.

Spring 2016 - Announcements

Tips for Submitting Your Undergraduate Research Symposium Poster or Senior Paper/Thesis to Open Scholarship

Open Scholarship is the university repository for Washington University in St. Louis and is maintained by the University Libraries. Materials submitted to this site are, in general, freely available on the web. 

  • Submitting to Open Scholarship is optional. Check with your research mentor first. Your research may contain sensitive data or intellectual property that should not be shared online.
    • Make sure all necessary permissions have been cleared. (The Biology department has a form for mentors to sign.) 
  • ‚ÄčKnow your options if you submit:
    • Embargo: Makes your poster unavailable online for a specified amount of time.
    • Restricted access: Limits access of your full poster to the WUSTL community only.
    • Even with restricted access, your name, the title, the abstract, and other citation details will still be available online for anyone to see.
  • Review the Policies page.
  • Save your PowerPoint as a PDF before you upload it.
  • Think of keywords to describe the content of your poster or paper. 

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