Copyright, Plagiarism, & Fair Use


The exclusive legal right to reproduce, publish, sell, or distribute the matter and form of something (such as a literary, musical, or artistic work)


Copyright Basics Video


      Using someone's thoughts, words, or work as your own.  




                                         Fair Use

Any copying of copyrighted material done for a limited and “transformative” purpose, such as to comment upon, criticize, or parody a copyrighted work. Such uses can be done without permission from the copyright owner


                            Fair Use Video


The following are sites that will help you cite the copyrighted content that you choose to hlep you with your work.  By giving the owner of the material credit for their work you can prevent Plagiarism.

APA - This style is used in the fields of Education, Psychology, and the Sciences.

MLA This style is used in the field of Humanites (philosophy; archaeology; comparative religion; ethics; etc.)

Chicago-Turabian Style - This style is used in the fields of Business, History, and Fine Arts.


Below are links that will help you understand copyright laws.

Copyright Rules

Copyrights Kids


Information on how to avoid Plagiarism

Avoid Plagiarism

Steps to avoid Plagiarism


Online Plagiarism checkers



Paper Rater