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Copyright Rules & Resources: Home
This guide will teach you all about copyright so you can manage your resources and write papers successfully.
Copyright is the exclusive right of ownership for a limited period of time. This means no one else can copy or distribute a work without the copyright owner's permission. Directly copying someone's work, which includes paraphrasing or summarizing their ideas, is considered copyright infringement or plagiarism.
When using other people's work/research for your own, you will need to use citations to let people know where you got your ideas from. Click on the Citations tab to learn more about what citations are; how to read, use, and keep track of them.
To read copyrighted material, you will have to pay to gain access. There are certain materials, called open access, that are free to use and don't have the same restrictions as regular copyrighted material. Click on the Open Access tab to learn more about these kinds of materials and where to find them for your personal use.
Information Now by Matt Upson; C. Michael Hall; Kevin Cannon
Publication Date: 2015-10-26
Learn more about becoming an effective student researcher. Instead of the typical textbook format, it uses illustrations, humor, and reflective exercises to teach students how to become savvy researchers. Students will learn how to evaluate information, to incorporate it into their existing knowledge base, to wield it effectively, and to understand the ethical issues surrounding its use.
Copyright: a guide to information and resources
Call Number: Z 642 .B43 2003
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
Provides an overview of the Copyright Law and highlights those areas most applicable to education, training and libraries. Specific references are made to both print and non-print materials. Guidelines are provided to assist in determining whether the use of material or its reproduction might constitute an infringement of the law. The purpose of this guide is to provide a day-to-day copyright law reference for educators, trainers, librarians and media staffs.