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John B. Coleman Library Ask A Librarian

Introduction to Fair Use & the Public Domain: For Librarians & Faculty

An explanatory guide of "fair use," the critical context surrounding it, and helpful tools and resources.

ARL: Fair Use Week Infographic

ARL Resource For Librarians

"The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) presents the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries (PDF), a clear and easy-to-use statement of fair and reasonable approaches to fair use developed by and for librarians who support academic inquiry and higher education. The Code was developed in partnership with the Center for Social Media and the Washington College of Law at American University." (, 2013)

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(Click the image for a detailed vertical .pdf infographic.)

RSS Newsfeed of the Fairly Used Blog

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External Fair Use LibGuides

Learning Opportunities

TED Talk

ARL's Fair Use Week Infographic Image Previews

eBook Reference Materials

Thought-provoking Reading

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