Copyright.gov The U.S. Copyright Office aims to “promote creativity by administering and sustaining an effective national copyright system”. The Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance Designed for academic institutions, this guide from the Copyright Clearance Center helps answer questions ranging from basic copyright law to the more complex topics of Interlibrary Loan and e-reserves. Copyright & Fair Use Stanford University Libraries has an extensive collection of copyright resources, tools, commentary and primary materials. Copyright Advisory This copyright resource from Columbia University’s Copyright Advisory Office has in-depth information on a variety of copyright issues.
Public Domain Day Public Domain Day occurs each year on January 1st and is intended to raise awareness about the role of public domain in society. The Copyright Slider This useful tool makes it easier to look up copyright term and public domain possibilities via date and various conditions of publication. Copyright Term and the Public Domain in the United States Created by Peter Hirtle at Cornell University, this incredibly detailed chart of copyright terms and public domain considerations and dates is probably the most exhaustive resource available. Stanford University Libraries The libraries at Stanford University have created a detailed, yet understandable tutorial on the public domain and all its intricacies.
The Center for Writers NDSU’s Center for Writers provides free one-on-one attention and feedback at any stae of the writing process. The Reference Desk You can always contact the libraries’ reference desk for help with your citations. We’re available on chat (link to something) or by phone at 701-231-8886. Citing Sources This webpage created by the Center for Writers has almost anything you’d need to know about plagiarism, citations and common style guides. NDSU Policy 326: Academic Misconduct NDSU Policy 335: Code of Academic Responsibility and Conduct If found guilty of academic misconduct (such as plagiarism), students are subject to penalties which may include the possibility of suspension or expulsion. NDSU Policy 335 “… serves as the guideline for cases in which cheating, plagiarism, or other academic misconduct have occurred in an instructional context.”