Other Copyright Resources
American Chemical Society: Frequently Asked Questions About Copyright
American Library Association: Copyright
American Library Association: Copyright LibGuide
Columbia University: Copyright Advisory Office
Columbia University: Keep Your Copyright
Copyright Clearance Center: About Copyright
Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Scholarly Publishing @ MIT Libraries
Association of College and Research Libraries: Owning and Using Scholarship: An IP Handbook for Teachers and Researchers
SHERPA/RoMEO: Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving
Rose-Human Institute of Technology: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Policy Regarding Intellectual Property (1989)
Stanford University: Copyright & Fair Use
United States Copyright Office
United States Copyright Office: Circulars
University of Maryland University College: Copyright and Fair Use in the UMUC Online or Face-to-Face Classroom
University of Minnesota: Copyright Services
University of Pennsylvania: The Online Books Page
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