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Copyright Essentials

The library can help!

Remember that the NMSU Library subscribes to hundreds of full-text databases and thousands of electronic journals.

Although individual licenses vary, in most cases these resources may be linked to and/or incorporated into electronic reserve lists for your class.

For starters, the Library will create persistent URLs to journal articles found in the Library's subscribed journals or databases for you to upload to Canvas for your courses. If you would like to do this yourself, we will be happy to guide you through the process.

We will also perform a copyright analysis of any materials you wish to either put on Course Reserves at Zuhl Library or use in your course. We can also help with scanning copyright-compliant information materials for your courses. Call 575-646-4441 or e-mail

And, should it be necessary, we will also work on your behalf to obtain copyright clearance for any course reserve materials.