You can request a PDF scan of any print journal article or book chapter we have in the print collections. All you need to do is search our online catalog. You'll see "Request a PDF Scan" buttons on available items. (example) Please note that some items are unable to be scanned due to format, damage, or availability.
For more information, check out our scanning policy below.
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Copying, displaying and distributing copyrighted works, may infringe upon the owner’s copyright. Any duplication of copyrighted works which infringes upon the rights of the copyright holder is subject to appropriate disciplinary action as well as those civil remedies and criminal penalties provided by federal law.
Title 17, United States Code - COPYRIGHTS
Sec. 107. Limitations on Exclusive Rights: Fair use notwithstanding, the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phono records or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include:
The fact that a work is unpublished shall not itself bar a finding of fair use if such finding is made upon consideration of all the above factors. (Pub. L., 94-553, title I, Sec. 101, Oct. 19, 1976, 90 Stat. 2546; Pub. L., 101-650, title VI, Sec. 607, Dec. 1, 1990, 104 Stat. 5132; Pub. L, 102-492, Oct. 24, 1992, 106 Stat. 3145.)
Digitization of materials through either Request a PDF or Interlibrary Loan is limited due to U.S. Copyright law. Library policies regarding digitization are informed by the four factors of the fair use exemption. The third factor is "the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole." The standard libraries follow to maintain compliance is a limit of one chapter or 10% of a book.