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Copyright on Campus: Christine Ross, a Scholarly Communications and Copyright specialist at the George A. Smathers Libraries, has prepared an excellent LibGuide with information and links to resources on various aspects of copyright law and higher education, fair use, author's rights, copyright issues in distance education, and much more.

IR#UF: the digital archive for the intellectual output of the University of Florida community, and includes research, news, outreach, and educational materialS. Materials available include journal articles, conference papers and proceedings, theses and dissertations, monographs, and materials form the University of Florida archives

Finding Media for Educational Purposes: a LibGuide prepared by UF librarian Margeaux Johnson that gives information on how to locate freely-accessible media and tools for educational use.

The Fair Use Evaluator: An online tool designed to help instructors and others make an fair use evaulation on materials.

The Copyright Crash Course: An excellent and very thorough introduction to the concept of fair use as it applies to course reserve materials.

Fair Use and Electronic Reserves: Overview and links to articles from the American Library Association

Stanford University- Linking to Other Websites: Excellent overview of copyright issues involved in providing links to online content.

The Orange Grove: From the website: "The Orange Grove is a online library of openly available instructional resources for Florida's educators. We support faculty in meeting a core value of education: to openly share one's knowledge with others. Many of the resources, such as our Open Textbook collection, are openly available to the public. The repository can also be integrated with a Florida Higher Education Institution's learning management system such as Blackboard."

Merge PDF Files Online: Free online utility to merge PDF files (for example, merging a copyright statement to a PDF scan of an article) free; handy for use on computers that do not have Adobe Acrobat Pro