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English 106/108: First-Year Composition

This guide has been created for students of English 106 and 108 to help them learn the Libraries' services and get help when they need it.

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Where can you find images and videos for your project?

Need to Practice Public Speaking?

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Purdue Online Writing Lab offers guidelines and resources for a wide variety of writing projects. Refer to the folliwing links to check specific formatting guidelines such as APA, Chicago, and MLA, or to know more about how to avoid plagarism in your writing process.

Copyright Issues and Fair Use

Copyright: federal law giving people control of how their original works are used."Works" refers to books, papers, music, images, YouTube videos, websites, movies, art, computer programs, etc.

What can/cannot be copyrighted: Works are copyright protected from the moment they are created, even if you don't see the "©." Ideas, slogans, procedures, methods, titles, and names cannot be copyrighted.

Public domain: works published in the U.S. before 1923 or created by the U.S. Government are considered public domain, so they can be used without permission.

Creative Commons: If you see something with a CC symbol, you don't need permission from the creator if you're not using it for commercial gain.

Fair Use: You can use copyrighted works without getting permission IF it's for educational purposes; work is more factual than creative; only a portion of the work is used; it's not something you would normally purchase. Limited to the classroom setting, it's a-okay.

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