Copyright Resources: Using Copyrighted Works: Fair Use and Scholarship

This guide provides links to copyright resources at the University of Kansas, including a Copyright Decision Tree to help those that want to use copyrighted materials in their research and teaching.

Copyright, Fair Use & Scholarship

The resources on this page can help scholars determine whether they are using copyrighted materials in their scholarly publications in accordance with U.S. Copyright law, including its provisions for Fair Use.

We suggest you start with the following.   A more extensive list of resources can be found at the bottom of the page.

  • Fair Use Checklist (Cornell University):  This Fair Use checklist is used by scholars to help them determine whether their use of copyrighted material falls within the Fair Use provisions of U.S. copyright law.

KU Libraries’ Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright is happy to assist KU faculty, staff, and students with questions concerning copyright and fair use of copyrighted materials, in consultation with the KU Office of the General Counsel as needed. Contact us at for assistance.

Copyright, Fair Use & Scholarship: More Resources

Scholarly Communication Librarian

Head, Shulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication & Copyright

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Ada Emmett
Schulenburger Office of Scholarly Communication and Copyright

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