If you are making digital copies available for sharing on your Canvas course, please consider the following:
When you wish to assign your students to read an article from a journal that is in the library database, the best practice is to link the student directly to the article using the persistent link, which will send users through the proxy server to the item.
This is a better practice than, for example, downloading a pdf of the article and uploading that article to the course page. In that instance, although you have the right to provide the copy of the material to your students for reading (make sure fair use factors are applied), it makes it much easier for your student to violate copyright by posting the article somewhere public or forwarding it via email to non-University colleagues.
To access public domain books from from Google books do the following:
(Modified from How to Find and Download Public Domain Books From Google).
Be sure to check the license information on all linked content. The linked material has been chosen as examples of Public Domain and Creative Commons Licensed works, however, it is the researcher's obligation to determine any use restrictions when republishing or otherwise distributing materials from the linked sites.
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