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This guide provides resources to help students understand intellectual property, copyright protections, and how to appropriately use copyrighted materials. Click through the tabs above to learn about each topic.


The information presented here is intended for informational purposes and should not be construed as legal advice. Links provided to other websites are for the convenience of our users and are not intended as endorsements. The College is not responsible for any information provided on those websites.

Neither the College nor the library is legally responsible for the use to which the copyright information is put. The user retains legal responsibility for all decisions on copyright matters.

Terms in this Guide

  • Citation: A citation is a reference to a book, article, video, website, or other information source for the purpose of giving credit to the author. Citations also give more credibility to your work because your readers can find out exactly where you got the information. 
  • Plagiarism: Using the words or ideas of others without acknowledging the original source. 

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