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Brief Guide to Copyright & Fair Use

Use Licensed Databases Resources in Moodle

You are encouraged to use works the University has licensed for use by the SU community. Licensed databases provide access to scholarly journals, electronic books, images, and streaming media, both music and film, that can be safely and legally used in the classroom or placed in Moodle course sites.

In a Moodle course site, use the database provided persistent link or URL provided for each item to direct students to electronic articles, images, or streaming media (licenses generally prohibit downloading content onto another server).  Contact Amy Anderson, Director of Library Resources, for help or additional information.

Selected major database collections are listed on this page. Find a complete list at Databases A-Z.

Articles & Books

EBSCOhost includes such databases as Academic Search Complete, America: History and Life, ATLA Religion, Business Source Premier, Communication and Mass Media Complete, eBook Collection, EconLit, ERIC, Historical Abstracts, PsycINFO, SocINDEX and many more. 

JSTOR includes the full text content of scholarly journals from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The complete backfiles of core scholarly journals (excluding the most recent 5 years) have been digitized, many of which date back to the 1800s.

Project MUSE provides full image journal articles in the humanities and social sciences, in particular literature and criticism, history, visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, and gender studies.

BioOne contains the full text of more than 50 high-impact bioscience research journals, beginning with the year 2000 for most titles. Particularly strong in Environmental and Ecological studies. Current issues are posted as soon as they are published.

American Chemical Society provides full text coverage of selected peer-reviewed research journals in the chemical and related sciences. Coverage is from 1999 to present.

ACLS Humanities E-Book is a collection of approximately 4,300 books in the humanities. These are works of major importance that remain vital to both scholars and advanced students, and are frequently cited in the literature. 

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Images, Film, & Music

 ARTstor is a searchable collection of downloadable high quality digital images. Users can download individual images or use the ARTstor Offline Image Viewer to build a presentation using ARTstor images.

Films on Demand is a streaming video platform from Films Media GroupIt includes content from Films for the Humanities and Sciences, Cambridge Educational, and more.

Music Online is a high quality, fully searchable streaming audio database. Southwestern University has access to the following collections: American SongClassical Music LibraryContemporary World MusicPopular Music LibrarySmithsonian Global Sound for Libraries.

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