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New Faculty Orientation Guide: Research

An overview of Priddy Library services.

Available Resources

The Priddy Library offers

  • numerous online research databases and articles available through UMCP Database Finder
  • print resources  
  • search print and digital resources through the Library Search, using either the Catalog or WorldCat

Guidelines and Best Practices for Copyright Compliance

Welcome to the Campus Guide to Copyright Compliance. Designed for academic institutions, this guide helps answer questions ranging from basic copyright law to the more complex topics of ILL and e-reserves.

Two new online copyright education tools are the Fair Use Evaluator and the Exceptions for Instructors eTool.

The Fair Use Evaluator is an online tool that can help users understand how to determine if the use of a protected work is a “fair use. It helps users collect, organize, and document the information they may need to support a fair-use claim and provides a time-stamped PDF for the users’ records.

The Exceptions for Instructors eTool guides users through the educational exceptions in U.S. copyright law, helping to explain and clarify rights and responsibilities for the performance and display of copyrighted content in traditional, distance, and blended educational models.

Off-Campus Access

Remote access to licensed online resources at the home institution library is available to current USMAI faculty, students, and staff. To use these resources from home, or to use non-UMD resources from home or on-campus, you will need to login to your home institution's library site.  

You will use your standard username/password combination to do so.  For more information, please visit your home institution's library site, or contact us directly via e-mail.