When making photocopies for your students or using text, pictures, or other forms of media for the classroom, it may be important for you to understand the fair-use guidelines for using copyrighted materials. The University of Texas, Austin provides a clear definition and discussion of copyright, including rules of thumb, and the four factor test. However, be aware of their disclaimer: “This information must not be relied on as a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a licensed attorney.”
The Association of Research Libraries provides a handy one-page chart on what instructors can and cannot copy for class purposes. It, too, comes with a disclaimer!
Another good site is Copyright and Fair Use from the Stanford University Libraries. And here’s their list of guidelines for what instructors can use for non-course pack materials under the Fair Use provision of copyright.
For 24 pages of copyright information straight from the United States Copyright Office, read Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians, Circular 21.
Have a librarian come into your class! Class presentations can be as long or as brief as needed, and give students a valuable starting point on research assignments while helping them realize they have allies in the library to turn to when questions arise. Classes must be scheduled AT LEAST one week in advance.
What can a Library Instruction Session do for my class?
- Give a quick introduction of the reference librarian and the library (5 minutes), so that students have a face and a name they recognize when the need for research assistance strikes.
- A presentation that briefly covers subject-specific library and online resources relating to an assignment. (15-20 minutes) Citation styles can also be covered on request!
- A longer class session with increased opportunities for students to immediately “try out” the concepts covered. In a computer lab, this could be independent research time with the librarian on hand to answer questions or, in a regular classroom, group activities without access to computers.
- Class tours of the library (30 minutes)
Ready to schedule?
Katherine Cunnion - Contact
Or stop by the Library 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday
Many of the UCC Library handouts, including the popular MLA, APA, and ACS citation sheets, are available in PDF format to be linked to from your class. We also offer customized online LibGuides built just for your class.
If you would like to consult with a librarian about customizing library support or setting up a reference forum in your class for students, please contact:
Katherine Cunnion - Contact
Or stop by the Library during the academic term 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday
Online UCC Library Resources
UCC Library website
Also available at: www.ucclibrary.com
Access the UCC & DCLS Libraries catalog, log in to the library's online research databases, and use subject guides created by librarians designed to help students and staff get started with their research!
Citation Guides - UCC Library
By-Your-Side guides for MLA, APA, and ACS citation, as well as a tool (NoodleBib) that will help automatically format a citation list in MLA or APA styles. This guide also includes handouts for starting out with research, using Primary & Secondary sources, and evaluating information.
UCC Library Research Calculator
Calculate the exact time left between today and an assignment's due date, while creating a customized research timeline for the research needed.
Tutorials (Requires Flash)
CLIP Tutorials-- an Oregon Cooperative Library Instruction Project
"CLIP is a partnership between Western Oregon University, Oregon State University, Willamette University, Lane Community College and Chemeketa Community College whose mission is to design and develop sharable, web-based tutorials to assist in library instruction and information literacy. Our tutorials are free, already hosted on the web and ready to be used as they are. Simply copy the URL provided with each tutorial and distribute via websites, email, etc."
Info Research 101: Surviving Your Essay (Concordia University Libraries) - Montreal, Canada
Five sections, no quizzes or worksheets, clean format, not CU specific.
EBSCOHost Database Search Tutorials
From EBSCO.com. Audio tutorials with step-by-step video. No quizzes or worksheets.
The UCC Library now offers LibGuides-- customizable subject research webpages that are set up by the librarians, but that YOU can edit, too! LibGuides make great starting points for course research projects-- help your students escape the plain vanilla website citation!-- or as convenient resource guides to link via ANGEL or any handout.
Our current class LibGuides feature everything from family studies to writing, and the selection is growing! Visit guides.ucclibrary.com to check them out.
Interested in a LibGuide for your class? Contact us at the library!
The Reserve collection contains a selection of instructor-owned textbooks,tapes, and handbooks placed in the library by the instructors for the use of their students, and are especially useful to students studying for an upcoming test or dealing with textbook shortage issues at the beginning of a term. All distance education and Humanities / Social Science instructional VHS/DVD collections are also available as Reserve items, listed in the library catalog.
Each instructor will determine the conditions for the loan of their own curriculum materials on Reserve. Some examples of current checkout periods in our Reserve collection include:
- 30 minutes
- 3 hours
- 3 day checkout
Most items that checkout for periods shorter than overnight are designated "in-library use only."
Late items do incur fines, typically $0.25 per hour. Be sure to ask when the item is due; you are responsible until it is returned. Reserve items are available during the library's regular hours from the Circulation desk.
Contact Valerie Miltko at the Front Desk at 541-440-4640 to place items on Reserve.
Please visit our Interlibrary Loan page for more information.
Have items you would like to see in the library collections? Please let us know! We welcome faculty and staff suggestions and requests for both purchasing materials and choosing items for deselection.
For more information:
David Hutchison - Contact
Or stop by the Library 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday - Friday
The library has three black and white copy machines available for public use at $0.05 per page. Color copies are also available for $0.25 per 8.5 x 11" sheet; $0.50 per 11 x 17" sheet.
For more information on sending or receiving fax materials at the Library, please visit our Library Policies page.