Referencing, Citation & Copyright

Copyright symbol, by Sandra Reed, 2013
Copyright symbol, by Sandra Reed, 2013

The University and Library Services provide signposts to key organisations and University departments that offer specialist knowledge and guidance in copyright and intellectual property.

For detailed, case-specific help, it is necessary to take legal advice appropriate to your needs.

See also the University guidance on Academic Misconduct.

This institution holds a licence with The Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd (CLA) that permits the photocopying, scanning and re-use of limited extracts from copyright protected books, journal, magazines and other periodicals published in printed form. Full details are posted above the photocopiers in each Library.

Digital copyright

Copyright guidance for academic staff  has been developed to ensure that the University remains copyright compliant under the terms of the CLA’s Higher Education Licence for photocopying and scanning. Library Services, Legal Affairs and the Teaching and Learning Exchange are partners with academic staff to embed these processes into academic practice.

For further information and support on copyright compliance under the terms of the licence, please email


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