The copyright policy of the University of Puget Sound affirms the University’s commitment to comply with United States law pertaining to copyright as expressed in Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution and codified in various laws; to respect faithfully the property rights of authors and their assignees; to education members of the campus community about copyright law and rights and responsibilities under that law. The University also recognizes and encourages fair use of materials for purposes of teaching, research, scholarship, and commentary, as set forth in the copyright laws of the United States.
Fair use reserves limited rights for the public to use copyrighted material. There are four factors to consider when determining fair use:
Use the Checklist for Fair Use to help you determine if the proposed use of copyrighted material is fair. Do not assume that a non-profit, educational use or giving credit for the source of the work, or that limiting access to materials to students in the class creates an inherent fair use.
Guidelines for Posting Material on Moodle
Using Journal Articles in Moodle
If the article is available online through the Library's Journal Locator or licensed database, post the permalink or stable url. Ask a librarian if you need help locating an article or posting a link.
If the article is in a journal owned by the Library but not available electronically, scan the article and post the pdf link.
Supplemental Information from the University's Copyright Policy