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Biology: Websites

Guide for biology research.

Biology & Microbiology Subject Librarian

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Kristin Echtenkamp
Contact:
Briggs Library 123
Phone: 605-688-5958

Decision Guide

Is the work in the public domain (not covered under copyright due to age or other circumstance)?

Yes - Use the work legally!

No - Go to the next question.

Does your use meet the fair use guidelines (http://libguides.sdstate.edu/copyright/fair-use)?

Yes - Use the work legally!

No - Go to the next question.

Does your use meet the requirements of Section 110 of the copyright law (Title 17 U.S.C.) or the TEACH Act (http://libguides.sdstate.edu/copyright/TEACH)?

Yes - Use the work legally!

No - Go to the next question.

Does the library have a subscription to the material you want to use?

Yes - Use the work legally!

No - Go to the next question.

Is there a Creative Commons or other open license for t he work?

Yes - Use the work legally!

No - You will need to seek permission from the copyright owner(s), buy copies, revise your planned use, or seek further legal advice.

 

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