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Author Resources for Publishing and Scholarship

Your one-stop-shop for all your authorship, scholarship, and publishing needs!

Preparing Your Manuscript

This page contains resources to help you create a literature search, investigate copyright issues, find an editor, and create an index for your book.

Literature Search

Did your peer-reviewers suggest you expand your literature review? Consider using these research tools to find more sources.

Copyright Permissions

Need to use an image or large excerpt in your article or book? Make sure you know your rights and the rights of the people whose works you are borrowing! United State Copyright law contains a provision for fair use, and best practices are linked below. 

Writing and Editing Help

Even seasoned scholars can sometimes use assistance. Here are some tools for checking your grammar, hiring someone to edit your work, or help you build an index.


Much of the information and organization for this guide was borrowed from the excellent guides at SUNY Geneseo and the KU Libraries.

It was adapted for use by the Ina Dillard Russell Library at Georgia College & State University by Jennifer Townes in 2016.