Subject librarians can help find library licensed resources that already meet the criteria of proper use. Using library licensed material will help faculty save time and effort and as an added bonus library licensed content meets accessibility requirements. View the library's research guides for print and digital media for more information.
It's best to use the permalink or permanent link to upload articles into Blackboard. When articles are accessed this way, it allows for each individual to log in with their UND credentials. This ensures that the people who are accessing the articles are the people who need to be accessing them. More information about Permalinks can be found here.
Example of where to find a permalink in a library record:
Note: There is a difference between copyright and the license agreements database vendors require our institution to enter. Sometimes these are more restrictive. Contact the library if you have questions.
The American Chemical Society's Scholarly Communication guide has information on best practices for using previous graphics and data.
Publicly showing a video or DVD requires Public Performance Rights. Showing a video to a classroom - whether the classroom is in-person, hybrid or online and whether the activity is synchronous or asynchronous - requires consideration by the faculty.
To know more about Educational Use/Copyright in DVDs, visit our page dedicated to copyright information and DVDs.
Libraries allow access to eBooks depending on what the publisher provides. If the publisher provides access to the book in a digital format, it will either be in a multi-user or single-user format. This means the number of people that can view the eBook at one time depends on which format has been purchased. Downloading and printing pages from eBooks depends on the publisher, and usually, that information will be stated somewhere.
There are a number of ways to access images for free from the internet. Please see the Open Access Sources to find images for free. Information is available here on how to find and use images from databases.
General Advice: Keep it Legal
Read the "fine print" to be sure how to use an image.
Remember that images from our subscription databases are meant for educational use on our campus:
Find more information on the library's Open Educational Resources guide.
Cite Images in Papers
Database Image Citations - Ebsco image search APA Citation example:
More advice from Ebsco on How to Cite Images in various citation format
Print Image Citation
Voulkos, Peter. Sculpture From A Stacked Clay Form [Art Reproduction]. Ceramics Monthly 35.(1987): 43.
If the item is not named you could describe it, such as Teapot [Art Reproduction]
Website Image Citations - should include as many of these elements as possible:
Cite Images in Presentations
Creative Commons Image Example
Many Creative Commons images can be used freely with attribution given to the author & source. Here are more best practices.
Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to use, build upon and share.
Please click here for more information on CC licenses.
We will obtain copyright clearance for materials that faculty put on reserve. Specific questions about legal interpretations should be directed to the UND’s Office of General Counsel at 701.777.6345.
Open Educational Resources (OER) = teaching, learning, and research resources that are free for use and re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge.