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Getting Permission to Use Journal Articles or Books

In order to use a journal article, you need to get permission from the copyright holder, usually the journal publisher.

In order to use a book or book chapter, etc., you need to get permission from the copyright holder, usually the book publisher.

Click here for more detailed information on seeking copyright permissions.


Sample Copyright Permission Letter for Articles or Books

General Copyright Websites

  • Basics of Getting Permission
    Outlines the basic steps for obtaining copyright permission. Subsequent chapters provide more detailed information about this process for each type of permission you may be seeking, whether for text, photographs, music, or artwork. Includes website permissions & permission tools - licenses & releases.
  • Connecting to Other Websites
    Do you need permission to link to another website? Good overview of linking, framing, linking agreements, etc.
  • Copyright and Fair Use
    Copyright overview; fair use; public domain; permissions, etc., from Stanford University.
  • Copyright Guide (University of Missouri Kansas City)
    Detailed guide covering classroom guidelines; media in the classroom; TEACH Act; E-reserves, Blackboard & coursepacks; attribution & plagiarism; software; best practices, etc.
  • Copyright in General
    Excellent site from Columbia University. Includes general information; fair use; copyright ownership; requesting permissions; permissions forms; libraries & copyright; Google settlement, etc.
  • Copyright Protection Digital Tool (Copyright Slider)
    Simple tool to help determine if a work is subject to copyright restrictions or is in the public domain & not subject to copyright.
  • Copyright Term & the Public Domain in the U.S.
    Very nice detailed chart showing exactly what works are considered in the public domain - no restrictions on use
  • U.S. Copyright Office
    Official U.S. government website. Includes copyright basics; FAQs; registration, law & policy; online publications & forms, etc.

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