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Copyright: Home

Copley Library is committed to helping the USD community understand and use copyright regulations in their scholarship and teaching. In this guide, you'll find resources on fair use, copyright for authors, information on using images and media, and more.

Copyright Tools

These tools can help you determine whether something is protected by copyright.

University of San Diego Copyright Resources

University of San Diego has information to help you understand copyright and use copyrighted materials in your teaching and research. In addition to the resources below, this subject guide provides information on fair use, using images, media, and other works in the classroom, persistent linking, and protecting your copyright when publishing.

Copyright Basics: A general overview of copyright law, especially as it pertains to scholarly and educational activities.

Electronic Reserves Copyright Guidelines: How to comply with copyright law when using Copley Library's electronic reserves system.

Learning Management Systems Copyright Guidelines: How to comply with copyright law when using learning management systems.

Still have questions? Email for assistance with your copyright questions.


Copley Library Copyright Committee

This subject guide is brought to you by the Copley Library Copyright Committee: 

V. Dozier, Education Librarian

Leslie Hovland, Interlibrary Loan/Reserves Assistant

Amanda Makula, Digital Initiatives Librarian

Christopher Marcum (Chair), Access and Outreach Services Librarian

Alex Moran, Access Services Manager

Alejandra Nann, Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian

Karen O'Grady, Nursing and Health Sciences Librarian

Dr. Theresa S. Byrd, Dean of the University Library (Ex Officio)