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Faculty & Staff

A description of the services available at the Evans Library for FM's faculty and staff.


Photocopying a poem to hand out in class? Showing a video on the circulatory system? Posting a copy of the Gettysburg Address to Blackboard? Keep everything copyright compliant. The links below give information and resources to make sure what you're doing is legal.

Topics covered in the brochure are:  fair use, the advantage of linking to instead of copying works, and special provisions for displaying or performing works in classes.

This one-page chart provides users with a snap-shot of your copy rights.

These brochures are © 2007 Association of Research Libraries and are available for your re-use under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License.

From course management systems to e-reserves, technology is changing the way faculty, staff and students share information. Check here to verify titles you use in your classes and coursepacks!

Using the Copyright Clearance Center is easy!  Just follow these simple directions to check the resources you use in your classes!

The Higher Education Opportunity Act requires all colleges and universities to offer legal alternatives to unauthorized downloading. The below includes all of the legitimate online services that are approved by the AAP, MPAA, and RIAA.

Note: Some of the sites listed provide some or all content at no charge; they are funded by advertising or represent artists who want their material distributed for free, or for other reasons. Just because content is free doesn't mean it's illegal. On the other hand, you may find websites offering to sell content which are not on the list below. Just because content is not free doesn't mean it's legal.

  • Movies - "Where to Watch" this Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) site allows you to search for a movie or TV show and find out where you can legally stream it, rent it, or buy it.
  • Music - Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)
  • Legal Sources of Online Content - Provides an extensive list of websites where you can gain access music, movies, and books. Not all of the sites provide free content.

*For a more comprehensive list, please see a librarian.