Request support from the PACE Instructional Designer, Karen Sorensen.
The library has guides for all PSCC subject areas. They offer reference books, technical guides, media, articles, databases. Check out your subject area guide! Librarians also love to help faculty with developing and updating research assignments.
View the Copyright Overview by the library. Learn about Fair Use, the TEACH Act and what you can and cannot do under each. If you still have questions, ask a Librarian. There’s a button right on the Copyright page to ask a Librarian.
Copyright decision trees
- Video Clip Decision Tree
From Penn State libraries.
- Can I use this Image?
Can I Use That Picture? How to Legally Use Copyrighted Images.
- TEACH Act Flow Chart
Duke University – Can this material be digitized?
- TEACH Act Checklist
Checklist for determining if the use of materials falls within the requirements of TEACH Act from NSU.
These are image collections that are royalty free and licensed for re-use. Some require attribution, some don’t. Unless you’re using an image that has been published under a Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license, attribution is a legal requirement.
- Creative Commons’ “CC Search” project
- Search for photos from hundreds of public repositories, and use their one-click attribution tool.
- Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license: No attribution required, though giving credit to the photographer is appreciated.