2. We are here to help you!
Evans Library stands ready to assist you as you plan and revise your course!
Library liaisons are subject specialists in areas such as Business, Criminal Justice,
and Psychology and partner with faculty and students in all scholarly pursuits.
Our address is lib.fit.edu
3. Library Liaisons
When designing your assignments and seeking
articles, case studies, and other supplemental
reading materials, connect with your liaison
librarian for personalized help in finding these
within the library collection for 24/7 access for
Evans Library subscribes to a targeted selection
of articles, eBooks and databases and provides
easily searchable access to these materials for
you and your students.
Image: Pictures of Library Liaisons and assigned subject specialties
5. Copyright Research Guide
Find more information in our Research Guide for Copyright .
This and other useful guides can be found on the website
under More Ways To Search.
Image: Fair Use page of Copyright Research Guide
6. Key US Laws
• Copyright Act: US Code Title 17 – first enacted 1790 and last major amendment in
• Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the U. S. Constitution: authors granted exclusive rights to their works for a
• Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) - Statutory provision Pub. L. No. 105-304,
112 Stat. 2860 (Oct. 28, 1998);
• DMCA harmonizes Title 17 with international copyright practices AND addresses digital copyright issues
• Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act (TEACH) - Subtitle C of Title
III of H.R. 2215 (Nov. 3, 2002).
• TEACH defines what uses are permissible in distance education
US Laws, Copyright, Fair Use, DMCA, TEACH Act Source: https://repository.lib.fit.edu/handle/11141/1389
7. US Copyright
• Copyright law, protects original works of authorship cast into a
tangible form, including:
• literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer
software, and architecture.
• Copyright does not protect:
• facts, ideas, systems, or methods of operation, although it may protect the way these things are
• Five main copyrights allow authors to prevent others, for a
limited time, from:
• copying, distributing (selling), making derivative works, ublicly displaying, or publically performing their
8. Fair Use
• A principle based on the belief that the public is entitled to freely use portions of
copyrighted materials for commentary and criticism.
• Consider four factors when applying fair use:
• What is the purpose of the use?
• What is the nature of the copyrighted work?
• What amount of the work with be used?
• Are there any monetary consequences to the author or market?
• Fair use is an interpretation - often left to the courts - and can differ [individuals,
companies], [educators, and libraries].
9. Digital Millennium Copyright Act of
• Provides legal framework for how copyright holders make claims of copyright
infringement and notify potential offenders via DMCA Takedown Notice
• Florida has established policies on its approach to DMCA and response to a
receipt of takedown notice
• Florida Tech Policy 5557 Jan. 1, 2015 IT-1006 Policy on DMCA
• Florida Tech Policy 1448 Apr. 14,2007 IT-i9001- DMCA Consultations
10. Technology, Education and Copyright
Harmonization Act of 2002(TEACH)
• Applies only to non-profit, accredited educational institutions that are compliant
• Grew out of limitations placed on distance education under DMCA;
• TEACH requirements for use of materials:
• Access is restricted to students enrolled in class;
• Must be used in the same manner as in a face-to-face class;
• Only essential portions of material should be used;
• Materials must have been lawfully acquired;
• Students must be notified that materials are copyrighted;
• May digitize materials only if digital versions are not already available.
11. Educator Fair Use Guidelines*
• Create your own content.
• Get permission from the copyright holder.
• Provide links to a work, rather than copying the work itself;
• Use a top-level link, i.e. avoid deeply embedded materials;
• Ensure that the site is a legitimate source, i.e. it has the authority to host or post content;
• Make an attribution to the original source;
• Use public domain works, i.e.:
• Works with expired copyrights;
• Government documents;
• Open access or licensed under Creative Commons.
* These are guidelines only and are not definitive.
12. Educator Fair Use Guidelines*- cont.
• Apply the 10% rule when using other author’s works:
• i.e., if using a 2500 word document, use 250 words; if using a 60 minute video, use 6 minutes, etc.;
• Use content from a published source:
• e.g. from a published book, as opposed to a website;
• Break it up:
• Intermingle portions of the work with commentary/discussion;
• Encourage student to purchase the book/article.
* These are guidelines only and are not definitive.
13. Are you looking for topical articles to
provide your students as assigned
Evans Library subscribes to databases that provide access to peer reviewed articles
and other scholarly materials covering many disciplines such as Business,
Psychology, Computer Science, among others.
You can also search the library’s collection from the library homepage – look for the
search box under the name of the library!
Your library liaison can provide assistance in sourcing relevant content for your
course- just Ask!
14. Can I place articles from the library
into my course in CANVAS?
Yes! To do so involves creating a link that provides direct access for your student to
the article – this is known as a proxy link.
The library has created a video tutorial and step by step procedure demonstrating
how to create a proxy link for your course.
15. Adding library articles in CANVASHow to add proxy links to library resources in Canvas
Watch the video
1. Create a new bookmark.
2. Name it something clever like Proxify!
3. Paste this into the URL:
4. Save the new bookmark.
5. Visit a resource that requires a proxy.
6. Click the Proxify bookmark.
7. Copy the alert information that displays. This is the new proxied link. You
may need to ctrl-C or Command-C to copy the link.
8. Paste the link where ever you need it to be in Canvas.
9. When students first click the link it will prompt them to enter their TRACKS ID
and password and after take them straight to the source.
16. Library eBooks
Library eBooks all have different licensing agreements for use, but
eBooks that the Library already pays for can be used as textbooks
depending on how many users the license allows. Your library liaison
can help you determine if the eBook allows multiple or unlimited users.
eBooks also provide excellent supplemental material for courses!
17. Using eBooks from the Evans Library
From the library website
Select the eBooks option
• Search options include
partial or complete title,
ISBN, and subject.
• Create a proxy link and add it directly to your CANVAS course!
18. Research Guides
Created and published by library liaisons, research guides provide a
means to streamline both library and web resources relevant to a
subject or course.
The guides are organized to provide information on relevant databases,
journals, data sets, and citing sources for areas such as Business, Social
Sciences, and Computer Science.
The information included in the guides has already been vetted as
authoritative by librarians, so that step is done for you.
19. Research Guides
Research guides can be embedded directly into your Canvas course.
Again, these guides are already created and ready to use.
Contact your library liaison to discuss ways you can use research
20. Instructional Videos and Tutorials
Evans Library’s Instructional videos provide 24/7 information on citing
sources, conducting research using library resources, and workshops
for graduate students.
A complete listing can be found in the Instructional Tutorials and
21. Have a question – just Ask!
Our Ask a Librarian chat and text service provides reference support to
students, faculty, and staff. Individual appointment options are also
Text a Librarian: 1-321-265 -3ASK(3275)
Image: Ask a Librarian contact options.