Manage Your Copyrights

Resources at Columbia

Copyright Advisory Office

The Copyright Advisory Office (CAO) website you will find a broad range of information about copyright as it relates to teaching and research in a university setting. Learn about protecting your rights to use your own work and how to negotiate using other people’s work in your teaching and writing.

Copyright Advisory Office Director Kenneth Crews offers advise on how to your rights to your scholarly work.

Other Copyright Resources

Creative Commons

Use the tools on this website to customize a license for your work and inform others about how they can share and reuse it.


Use this database to search for publisher and journal copyright policies. Some data may not be current, so always double check with the publisher.

Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition Author Rights

Information on copyright for scholarly works, along with a tool for creating an addendum to your publication agreements in order to retain more rights to your work.