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Copyright and Fair Use

Information on copyright law and fair use in an academic setting

Open Educational Resources & Government Docs

Textbooks as Open Educational Resources

National Academies Press Most books published by NAP can be downloaded for free in PDF format. Find the book you want, skip the print price and click "Download Free PDF." You must register to use the free downloads.

Government Documents  Materials created by/for the federal government are not copyrighted.

American Memory, Manuscripts and Books and other printed texts  The American Memory project, from the Library of Congress, offers a plethora of copyright-free resources you can link to.

Find E-books

E-books, or electronic books, are versions of a book you can read online.  Some of these books can be printed or downloaded, often a limited number of pages at a time.