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Exploring Academic Integrity in Your Research: A Tutorial

A UO Libraries self-guided tutorial on integrity in library research and using sources ethically


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Exploring Academic Integrity Tutorial is adapted from an original by the Claremont Colleges Library and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Based on a design framework at Content on pages 5, 14, and 15 of the Attribution and Citation section was adapted from UCI's Begin Your Research Tutorial. All other content was developed by a team of Claremont Colleges librarians and adapted for UO by Bronwen Maxson.


Part IV - Copyright and Fair Use

A black and white photograph group of students and archivists gathered around a desk laden with booksWhenever you write an essay, record a YouTube video, or doodle a self-portrait, you become the owner of intellectual property. “Copyright” is the legal concept that protects creators against others stealing their work. In this section, we’ll discuss how copyright works and when you can fairly use the work of others.

In This Module, You Will:

  • Identify the basic facts about copyright, including fair use analysis
  • Apply the four-factor fair use analysis for academic work
  • Explain the necessity of providing attribution to all kinds of creative works (i.e., not just text)

Image from the UO Archives