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Oceanographic Campus Library Faculty Resources: Copyright

Copyright Guides from NSU

Copyright Clearance

Obtain copyright clearance for books and articles
Contact Copyright Clearance Services through the Office of Information Technology.
For a full explanation of copyright academic permissions go to the Copyright Clearance Incorporated website at

Know your Copyrights from the Association of Research Libraries

Copyright and Fair Use from Stanford University Libraries

Copyright Tools from the American Library Association- includes

  • Public Domain slider
  • Section 108 Spinner
  • Fair Use Evaluator
  • Exceptions for Instructions, etc.

Copyrights and Wrongs from American Association of University Professors

Fair Use Analysis Tool from the University of Minnesota

TEACH Act flowchart from Duke University

TEACH Act Checklist from the University of Colorado to check copyright compliance

Brief guide to the TEACH Act from the Copyright Clearance Center

New exceptions to DMCA from the US Copyright Office

Crash Course in Copyright Tutorial from the University of Texas (Georgia Harper)

Columbia University Copyright Advisory Office

Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the US from Cornell University

Do I own my dissertation?

Fair Use for digitizing materials, library e-reserves from UT (Georgia Harper)

Fair Use Best Practices from Center for Social Media, School of Communication American University

Guidelines for Teaching

1. You can link to E-Books, E-Journal articles, NSU Library databases in WebCT or Blackboard from the NSU Library subscriptions.

2. If you scan an article, book chapter and upload this PDF in WebCT or Blackboard, you will need to consult the Copyright Clearance Office if you intend to use the scanned item more than one semester. There are copyright restrictions on how much you can scan- contact the Copyright Clearance Office for more information- or look at the links regarding copyright in the top part of this webpage.

3. You can use any online NSU Library article, database, E-Book in the class during your lectures.

4. You can use videos and animations from any NSU Library database during your lectures.

5. You can show any NSU Library videos or videos freely available online during your lectures.

Liaison Librarians can assist you with finding permanent links to articles, books and more.

Special thanks to Georgia Harper, Office of General Counsel, University of Texas System , for the copyright information we linked to these guidelines.

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