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Copyright & Fair Use : Home

Learn about copyright and fair use of print and non-materials in face-to-face and online classrooms.

Click on the tabs above for further information on copyright and fair use in the academic setting.

This guide does not supply legal advice nor is it intended to replace the advice of legal counsel.




What you will find:

  • Define Copyright
  • US Copyright Office
  • Crash Course in Copyright


Internet Resources

What you will find:

  • 10 Big Myths
  • Teach Act
  • Resources for Librarians



What you will find:

  • Interpretations of US Copyright Law
  • Recommended Guidelines


Fair Use

What you will find:

  • Define Fair Use
  • Fair Use Checklist
  • Guidelines



What you will find:

  • Sample letter
  • Creative Commons



What you will find:

  • Applying Fair Use to everyday scenarios



What you will find:

  • A librarian is available to address copyright/fair use questions. 

This LibGuide is adapted with permission from  McGoogan Library of Medicine-University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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