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Copyright at DMU: Copyright Friendly Resources

Des Moines University's copyright policy, procedures for documenting fair use, and other helpful resources

Copyright Compliant Library Resources

  • Looking for graphics?  The DMU Library holds a wealth of resources that contain copyright-compliant graphs, slides, photos, etc. that may be used for presentations or teaching materials.  Rather than using a copyrighted slide or other image found on the internet and that would require copyright permissions may be replaceable by an equivalent slide from a library resource in which copyright permissions are already covered.
  • Do you want to share a great article you found?  Rather than saving a pdf and posting or sending it, use the permalink listed for the article in library databases.  Doing so requires anyone clicking on the link to enter their DMU credentials, providing one more layer of security for the information and showing your good faith.

For information on how to permalink to articles or graphics by specific library resource, please see our D2L Linking LibGuide.

Creative Commons

Did you find something cool online that you want to use or share?   Check for a Creative Commons symbol!  Creative Commons licensing is designed to make it easier to link to and use others' online work with their permission.   Small symbols at the end of the work tell the reader if, where, and how he or she may use the work:  use freely with attribution, use for a small fee, etc.  To learn more about specific symbols and their meanings, check out this resource: