Includes: Paper or digital reproductions by students and faculty of textual or pictorial works for the purpose of individual study, research, scholarship or preparation for teaching/participation in a class; applies to works not personally owned by the student or faculty member
Option One: Determine if the material is in the public domain or is licensed for open use. If not…
Option Two: Determine if the use qualifies as Fair Use. If not…
Option Three: Get permission to use the material from the copyright holder.
- Books: One chapter from a book
- Articles: One article from an individual issue of a journal or newspaper
- Short works: One short story, essay or poem, whether or not from a collective work
- Illustrations: One chart, graph, photograph, drawing, cartoon or illustration from any work
- Copies should be used only by the person responsible for the reproduction.
For possible uses of copyrighted materials that exceed the portion and access/distribution limitations outlined above, please do the following:
- Books: Photocopying or scanning an entire book from the Library so that you don’t have to purchase it.
- Articles: Photocopying or scanning an entire journal or newspaper issue.
- Short works: Photocopying or scanning an entire collected work.
- Illustrations: Photocopying or scanning many photographs, illustrations, drawings, etc from a single work or by a single artist/photographer.
- Sharing copies with classmates, friends, family, etc. (e.g. copying a book chapter and sending it to everyone in your class – assuming it isn’t on e-reserve, Blackboard, etc).