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Online Reference Shelf--Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks and Plagiarism

  • Plagiarism Court
            http://www.fairfield.edu/documents/library/plagicourt.swf
    Online tutorial on how to recognize when you are attributing and citing works correctly in your papers, vs. ending up "stealing another's ideas" for your own.
     
  • Preventing Plagiarism
            http://www2.library.ucla.edu/service/6386.cfm
    Resources for instructors.  This pathfinder includes not only links to selected quality web sites but also books on this important subject.
     
  • Plagiarism and Cyber-Plagiarism
    http://www.ala.org/ala/acrl/acrlpubs/crlnews/backissues2003/june4/plagiarismcyberplagiarism.htm
    Resources for instructors and students.

     
  • Copyright and Fair Use
  •         http://fairuse.stanford.edu/
     
  •  The Copyright Primer
            http://www-apps.umuc.edu/primer/enter.php
    Excellent online tutorial on understanding copyright and when to ask for permission, both for in print and online sources.
     
  • Crash Course in Copyright
  •         http://www.utsystem.edu/ogc/intellectualproperty/cprtindx.htm
     
  • When Works Pass into Public Domain
  •         http://www.unc.edu/~unclng/public-d.htm
  • Search Copyright Office Records
  •         http://www.loc.gov/copyright/search/
     
  • USPTO Web Patent Databases
  •         http://www.uspto.gov/patft/
       
  • Patent Cafe
  •         http://www.patentcafe.com/
     
  • U.S. Trademark Electronic Search System
  •         http://www.uspto.gov/main/trademarks.htm
    To search United States Trademarks, click on the link on the top left.  It will take you to a database where you can then perform your search


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