Month: February 2015

Know the Fundamentals of Fair Use

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Copyright law is a carefully balanced system meant to encourage creativity as well as cultural and scientific progress. The law encourages authors by giving them limited control over certain uses of their works, and it encourages everyone (including authors) to use existing cultural and scientific material without permission, under certain circumstances, to engage in a wide variety of vital activities. Many parts of the law favor the freedom to use culture, but by far and away the most flexible, powerful, and universal user’s right is fair use. Fair use is a right, fair use is vitally important, fair use is for everyone, and fair uses are everywhere.

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Can’t Find What You’re Looking For?

We know, we moved things and it creates a need to relearn a bit. The good news is that we have organized our content so like materials can be easily found together. So where do you start?

The first is the general search box. If you were familiar with the old ‘Everything @ UConn’ this is it! This will search our collections including databases, journals and the library catalog (HOMER). It is also searching some of our most popular non-collection specific pages such as hours and interlibrary loan.


Want a more sophisticated search? The main navigation is for you. The drop downs are designed to offer a wide variety of choices when you know what you are looking for – like a database or journal, a specific library and even specific services like booking a room.

Search/Find Drop Down Menu

Give it a try and if you still can’t find what you need, drop us a note and we will help.