Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I submit my own essays?

You can submit an essay when you create your account or if you are already a member, you can visit our essay submission form.
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Do all of your papers have bibliographies?

Some of our papers do not have bibliographies, but many of them do.
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Is this plagiarism?

Submitting documents to a website and reviewing and/or citing other users' documents is not plagiarism; submitting another's work as your own is plagiarism. To prevent and discourage academic dishonesty, we work with services such as Turnitin to crawl our content and include it in their databases. Never turn in any material from this website as your own and always include proper citations. Citations can be found at the end of each of the documents on StudyMode.
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How do I remove my paper from the site?

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How do I cite these papers?

You can cite documents from our database the same way that you would cite other website sources. Please view this page for an example: http://www.wikihow.com/Cite-a-Web-Site.
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Do you have the charts, graphs, or figures for these papers?

Unfortunately, when a user submits a paper to us, we lose any additional attachments that were associated with the paper.
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How much does a subscription cost?

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How do I cancel my subscription?

Please go to the cancel account page.
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Can I have a refund?

We issue refunds on a case by case basis. Learn more about our refund policy.
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Why was I re-billed?

You most likely signed up for one of our recurring memberships. You will be billed until you cancel your account.
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When I cancel, how long will my account be active?

Your account will be active for the remainder of your subscription. For instance, if you signed up for the monthly membership on September 1 and you canceled on September 15, your account would still be active until October 1.
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How do I change my plan?

If you want to update your plan, please go to your Account tab in your Dashboard. Billing information is located at the bottom of the page. You can select a new plan by selecting one from the Membership Plan dropdown.
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When is my next billing?

We bill your account every thirty days. So, if you signed up on September 1, you would be billed again on October 1 (unless you cancel your account).
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What's included in the free trial?

Everything! You'll get instant, unlimited access to the entire StudyMode library of 1.5 million essays, course notes, book notes and presentations.
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Why do you need my card?

Your card number helps us verify your information to prevent abuse of our free trials. Your credit card will not be charged during your free trial and you can cancel at anytime within 7 days. Your satisfaction is guaranteed.
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How do I cancel a free trial?

You can cancel anytime by visiting the account settings page. Once you cancel your free trial, you will lose access to the StudyMode library.
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Why am I charged $1 when I sign up for a free trial?

When you sign up for a free trial, StudyMode authorizes your credit card or PayPal account for the nominal amount of $1 (or similar amount in your currency), to check that the payment method is valid, and so that we can validate the person participating in the promotion.

Don't worry – you won't actually pay this amount. It's possible that you will see it as a Pending transaction on your bank statement for a couple of days, but as soon as your payment method has been authorized, we cancel the charge.
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What is a citation generator?

The citation generator is an automatic bibliography maker that will properly format your sources for your research based on some basic information about each source. Making a bibliography for your essays and term papers has never been easier.
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How should I use the citation generator?

Simply enter the required information and the citation generator will automatically format your sources in the style you want.
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What formats can the citation generator follow?

The citation generator currently supports MLA, APA, and Chicago styles.
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Copyright 101

Copyrighted material is important to us at Studymode and our platform. Copyright is defined by the US Copyright Office as any authorship of original works within the following categories:

  • literary work
  • dramatic work
  • musical work
  • artistic work

Please note that copyright does not include ideas, systems, methods of operation, or facts but it may protect how they are expressed based on the written intent of the law.

What do we do once copyrighted material is flagged on our platform? Once StudyMode receives proper bona fide infringement notification and upon receipt of a proper notice of copyright infringement, StudyMode reserves the right to:

  • remove or disable access to the infringing material;
  • notify the content provider who is accused of infringement that StudyMode has removed or disabled access to the applicable material; and
  • terminate such content provider’s access to the Services if he or she is a repeat offender.

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Copyright Infringement Requirements

How to file a notice of copyright infringement with StudyMode:

If you believe that your copyrighted work has been copied and is accessible on this Site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, you may notify us by providing our copyright agent with the following information:

  • The electronic or physical signature of the owner of the copyright or the person authorized to act on the owner's behalf.
  • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed and a description of the infringing activity.
  • Identification of the location where the original or an authorized copy of the copyrighted work exists, for example the URL of the website where it is posted or the name of the book in which it has been published.
  • Identification of the URL or other specific location on this Site where the material that you claim is infringing is located; you must include enough information to allow us to locate the material.
  • Your name, address, telephone number, and email address so that we may contact you.
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or are authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

Our agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on this Site can be reached as follows:

By mail:

StudyMode, LLC.
1680 Vine Street Suite 1200
Hollywood, CA 90028

By email:

support@studymode.com

Once StudyMode receives proper bona fide infringement notification:

Upon receipt of a proper notice of copyright infringement, StudyMode reserves the right to:

  • remove or disable access to the infringing material;
  • notify the content provider who is accused of infringement that StudyMode has removed or disabled access to the applicable material; and
  • terminate such content provider’s access to the Services if he or she is a repeat offender.

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Copyright Counter Notice Requirements

How to file a counter notice with StudyMode

If StudyMode does remove or disable access in response to a proper DMCA notice, StudyMode will promptly contact the content provider so that they may make a counter notification.

If the content provider believes that the material that was removed (or to which access was disabled) is not infringing, or the content provider believes that it has the right to post and use such material from the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or pursuant to the law, the content provider may send StudyMode a counter notice as described below. Pursuant to Section 512(g) of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, please use the following format (including section numbers):

  1. Identification of the specific content and URL(s)
    17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(3)(B): Please identify each item you believe was mistakenly removed or disabled for access, and provide the location at which the material was previously located.
  2. Your contact information
    17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(3)(D): Please provide your name, address, and telephone number. Under the DMCA, you also need to provide a statement consenting to the jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the judicial address of your address. If you do not reside in the United States, please provide a statement consenting to jurisdiction of the Federal District Court for the Northern District of California, and accepting service of process from the individual (or his or her agent) who placed the DMCA takedown request.
  3. You must agree to and include the following statement:
    17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(3)(C): Please provide a statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief the material was mistakenly removed;
  4. Your signature
    17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(3)(A): Please provide a physical or electronic signature with your written communication.

Once you have compiled the above information, please send it in a written communication via mail or email to:

StudyMode, LLC.
1680 Vine Street Suite 1200
Hollywood, CA 90028

If StudyMode receives a counter notice, it may, in its discretion, send a copy of the counter notice to the original complaining party informing that person that StudyMode may replace the removed material or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider accused of committing infringement, the removed material may be replaced or access to it restored in 10 to 14 business days after receipt of the counter notice.


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