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Introduction to Research Methods: Other Resources

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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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