Copyright Guide

Instructor Fair Use and Copyright Compliance Tips

Resources for Understanding Copyright

    • Step by Step Guide to Copyright Compliance (UW Libraries)
    • Responsible Use of Electronic Resources (UW Libraries)
    • Can I Use That Picture? (Flowchart)
    • Copyrightability of Charts, Tables, and Graphs (U Michigan Library)

      Canvas-Specific Use of Select Electronic Resources

      The answer to ‘Can I use this eBook image for my educational materials in Canvas?’ is often answered by the UW site license for the electronic resource it came from. Consequences for unauthorized use can include suspension of UW access to the electronic resource. Below are some common sources of Foundations curriculum resources clarified:

      New England Journal of Medicine (catalog link) site license terms specify:

      • Images: Yeslimited use of images and related “as permitted by United States fair use law” (Nikki consulted UW license documentation to verify)
      • No – downloads of journal articles for Canvas (Copies for course reserves prohibited: use links)
      • Yes – use Electronic Resources Link for Canvas (Distance education: & Electronic link: Permitted)
      • Yes – unlimited users (Everyone in WWAMI can access this resource at the same time)

      ClinicalKey Books and Journals (catalog link) site license terms specify:

      • Images: Yeslimited use to  “pull figures, images and tables for use in presentations…carry appropriate credit to copyright holder” (Nikki consulted UW license documentation to verify)
      • Yes – downloads of individual book chapters & journal articles for Canvas (Course Reserve Electronic Copy: Permitted)
      • Yes – use Electronic Resources Link for Canvas (Distance education: & Electronic link: Permitted)
      • Yes – unlimited users (Everyone in WWAMI can access this resource at the same time)

      AccessMedicine, AccessSurgery, AccessPharmacy, AccessScience, JAMAEvidence, OMMBID electronic resources (all under same site license) terms specify:

      • Images: Noclearly no use “Neither Subscriber or User may copy, transmit.. any materials… or create derivative works based on materials” (Nikki consulted UW license documentation to verify)
      • Yes – downloads of individual book chapters & journal articles for Canvas (Course Reserve Electronic Copy: Permitted)
      • Yes – use Electronic Resources Link for Canvas (Distance education: & Electronic link: Permitted)
      • Yes – unlimited users (Everyone in WWAMI can access this resource at the same time)

Need Help? Ask Me

  • Nikki Dettmar, Curriculum Design & School of Medicine Librarian
    206-543-3409 snydern@uw.edu