This is a comprehensive information literacy course that includes modules on Types of Resources, Search Strategies, Resource Evaluation, Ethical Use of Information, Citation, and Information Literacy for Art & Design.
Part of Purdue University's Online Writing Lab, this section is a detailed guide on what does and does not constitute plagiarism, help on deciding when to give credit and determining common knowledge, plus exercises.
The U.S. Copyright Office website is a good, introductory source of information about U.S. copyright law and how to register a work. From the site, you can download forms (many of which you can complete online before you print them out), instructions, legislative information, and primers on the Copyright Act and how it applies to different types of works.
From the College Art Association, the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts is based on a consensus of professionals in the visual arts who use copyrighted images, texts, and other materials in their creative and scholarly work and who, through discussion groups, identified best practices for using such materials. They included art and architectural historians, artists, designers, curators, museum directors, educators, rights and reproduction officers, and editors at scholarly publishers and journals.
Created by Peter B. Hirtle at Cornell University, this chart details copyright rules for types of works and dates of publications in the United States. This is not legal advice, but a guide to determining whether a work is still in copyright.
Once you’ve reviewed this sheet, you’ll be able to:
· Recognize commonly held misconceptions about copyright and spot issues in your own course material workflows.
· Better understand the impact that your workflows have on your students and your school.
· Locate campus and general resources that will help you make improvements and enhancements.
From Purdue University's Online Writing Lab, this section provides information on evaluating bibliographic citations, aspects of evaluation, reading evaluation, print vs. Internet sources, and evaluating Internet sources.
This guide offers tips for evaluating the quality of content on the Web. The Web is a rich environment of Web pages, blogs, wikis, social networking sites, free research services, media types and more. It can be a challenge to figure out which content to trust. This guide will help you to identify the type of site you are visiting and to evaluate its content. From SUNY Albany.
A free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Includes a Word plugin to pull in citations while you write and generate a bibliography. View "Documentation" for a quick start guide.