Library Research Guide
Faculty at the Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship (CADS) are here to help you with questions you may have pertaining to copyright, reuse, fair use, permissions, and licensing. This guide will help you understand how to legally and ethically reuse content in different contexts. For more specific questions, you can contact them directly.
CADS can help when you have questions about U.S. copyright law, fair use, Creative Commons Licensing, Open Access (OA), and permissions. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can set up a copyright consultation.
Legal disclaimer: this copyright guide is not meant to offer legal advice; it is intended for informational and educational purposes only.
This guide will explain how you can legally and ethically use copyrighted and library content in your academic research, instruction, essays & writings, and creative projects.
Using Copyrighted and Library Content addresses patron questions at Kansas State University, but it is written to also be used for similar scenarios at other US libraries. All links in this guide open in the same window (or tab), and this guide was designed to meet accessibility standards.
A brief overview of each section/page of this guide is provided below. For definitions to copyright and licensing terms, see the Definitions page.
This guide also includes information and resources about using music, film, and other audiovisual materials.