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Copyright and Fair Use: Course Reserves Resources

An overview of copyright and Fair Use as it applies to teaching at CSUSB

Using Materials in Your Courses

The Pfau Library has a multitude of journal articles, ebooks, and videos available from a variety of publishers that would suit your course. Linking to Library resources in your Blackboard course is the easiest way to work with copyright--the library does the work for you!

ACCESSING AN EBOOK

     To access an ebook, click on the title (here it is The Biology of Wetas, King Crickets, and Their Allies) OR on Available online.  It doesn't matter which one you choose.  On the next screen look for the link to the database that has the full text ebook.  In this example, the book is in the Ebook Central Academic Complete database.  Click on the database link to go to the ebook.

 Screenshot of link to database that has this ebook

THE PFAU LIBRARY'S COURSE RESERVES SERVICE

COURSE RESERVES DURING CLOSURE

Faculty: During the COVID-19 campus closure, if the book you use for your course is available only in print and the library currently owns it, library staff can do limited scanning within copyright restrictions. You may then post the scans to your Blackboard course. Please fill out this Google form for any scanning needs: 

Course Reserve Scan Request 

Contact circ@csusb.edu with any questions.