As technology and its use increasingly becomes more ubiquitous, information becomes more available and portable. Consequently, these new technologies bring new challenges for today's educators. New tools and other digitizing equipment not only provide ready access to vast reservoirs of information on the Internet, they also allow teachers to instantly transfer, capture, copy, store and share digitized learning materials.
In this environment where more and more knowledge and information is used in our daily work, users often do not understand how much leeway they have in using other people's work. The law may seem confusing and the ambiguity increases the danger of plagiarism and copyright infringement.
To avoid these, this page contains resources with practices and procedures to follow when citing Internet resources and a number of web sites offer specific information about Copyright laws and Fair Use. In addition, links to other pages on how to cite electronic resources are also inlcuded.
- http://www.copyright.gov United States Copyright Office
- http://www.thecopyrightsite.org A site from a class in Instructional Technology at the University of Alabama dedicated to helping educators everywhere in the United States understand the issue of copyright.
- Crash Cours in Copyright by Georgia Harper, University of Texas
- The Copyright Website by Benedict O'Mahoney
- Copyright and Fair Use Stanford University Libraries
- Copyright Management Center A web site serving the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and larger Indiana University community with the management of copyright issues arising in the creation of original works and in the use of existing copyrighted works for teaching, research, and service. Indiana University is a complex organization with ambitious programs for the creation and dissemination of new knowledge.
- 10 Big Myths about copyright explained. An attempt to answer common myths about copyright seen on the net and cover issues related to copyright and USENET/Internet publication.
- Copyright Law and Related Issues. Sponsored by Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA).
- Student Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism
- BibMe - Fast and easy bibliography maker that supports MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian formatting.
- Citation Machine - Citation machine is for students and professional researchers alike to properly credit the information sources that they use.
- KnightCite - an online citation generator service provided by the Hekman Library of Calvin College. This service simplifies the often tedious task of compiling an accurate bibliography in the appropriate style by formatting the given data on a source into a reliable citation, eliminating the need to memorize minute details of style for multiple kinds of sources.