Obtain Copyright Permission

We will obtain copyright permission for you.

To obtain copyright permission for your course materials we will need as much of the following information as you can provide:

Course Information:

Citation Information:

  • Instructor's name
  • Phone number
  • E-mail address
  • Course name & number
  • Course dates (semester)
  • Number of students (if known)
  • Article or chapter title
  • Journal or book title
  • Author
  • Publication year
  • Volume & issue numbers
  • Publisher & Edition
  • A brief description if the request is for a figure, table, or portion of an item.


  • Tell us if you want this item placed in the library's electronic reserve system.
  • If you want us to obtain the materials, you will be responsible for any pull & copy fees or interlibrary loan charges.
  • You do not need to provide the citation information if you send us copies of the items with that information available. Don't forget to include the course information!

Contact Information:

Judi Bergjord
Health Sciences Library

Fair Use

What is Fair Use?

    Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use (Title 17 USC Section 107)

    "Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright.

    In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include—

    1. the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
    2. the nature of the copyrighted work;
    3. the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole; and
    4. the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work. The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors."

Copyright and Fair Use: Creighton University Guidelines

Selected Copyright Resources on the Internet