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When you find the correct publication title, look in the box titled "How Can I use this copyrighted material" on the right.
What the License Covers
The library's Annual Copyright License covers 1.5 million titles, including journals, magazines, newspapers, and books, and it grants Davidson College employees and students the right to use and distribute print and electronic content from these 1.5 million titles in:
Postings in Moodle or Blackboard
Email among Davidson faculty, staff, and students
Research collaboration among Davidson students, faculty, and staff as well as collaboration with outsiders working on a research project sponsored by or recognized by Davidson College
A small, password-protected repository for use by a small group of Davidson faculty and students Note: the repository must be small in size and restricted to on-campus use by a class or small group. It must not replace the need for a subscription to or the purchase of copyright works.
What the License Does Not Cover
The reproduction of all or substantially all of a work
The right to use, manipulate, or change a copyrighted work so that it does not substantially resemble the original
The right to use a work for advertising or promotion
The right to create a database or collection, except one created for an individual academic course or for a small group of employees or students Note: the database or collection must also be small in size and must not replace the need for a subscription to or the purchase of copyrighted works.
The right to distribute copyright-protected works to anyone other than a Davidson College employee or student unless that person is collaborating on a research project sponsored by the college.*
Interlibrary loan borrowing or lending
Usage rights for audio, video, and images Note: photographs and images included in a covered work may be shared but only in the context of the work.
* The license does grant college employees the right to share a paper or electronic copy with a government agency or recognized accrediting agency if the content is required by the government agency (e.g. for patent applications) or accreditng agency and if that copy includes the following notice: "This Copy of Copyrighted Material was Made and Delivered to the Agency under License from Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. -- No Further Reproduction is Permitted."
Meet with a Librarian
Meet with a research librarian to discuss a copyright question.