- You may have heard the terms copyright…and fair use with respect to using information or images.…As a researcher or a student, it is vital to take…a close look at both of these concepts to better understand…how they can impact the research process.…Copyright is a protection outlined in…Article One, Section Eight of the US Constitution.…It protects the legal right of a creator…and governs the use of copyrighted material.…Title 17 of the US Code gives the owner of copyright…the exclusive right to do and to authorize others…to do the following: reproduce the work,…prepare derivative works, distribute copies,…perform the work publicly, display the work publicly.…
It is illegal to violate the terms of copyright…given to the owner of the work.…Copyright may be renewed or transferred,…so it is always a good idea to check the status…of a particular copyright if you have any questions.…The United States Copyright Office website…is a good place to look for answers…for you questions about securing or determing…the copyright status of a work.…
Artist or designer? Elsa explains how creative professionals can use informational searches for inspiration and professional development. Whatever your background, this course is designed to help you become a better, faster, and more thorough researcher.
- Understanding the information cycle
- Working with books, periodicals, databases, and web resources
- Identifying your information needs
- Choosing search terms
- Evaluating resources
- Citing sources
Skill Level Intermediate
Learning Management Systems (LMS) Quick Startwith Aaron Quigley41m 38s Intermediate
1. Types of Resources
2. Search Strategies
3. Resource Evaluation
4. Ethical Use of Information
6. Information Literacy for Art and Design
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