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Intellectual Property: Copyright, Fair Use, Permissions, and Citations

Copyright Law and Instruction

Columbia Copyright Advisory Office

The Copyright Advisory Office at Columbia University supports faculty on a range of copyright related issues, including creating online reading lists for remote access on Canvas and using tools  for virtual teaching. 

You are also welcome to reach out to CCOA during their virtual drop in hours on Tuesday from 10 AM - 12 PM by appointment. Please email

Copyright Basics

The following resources were created by CCOA to offer faculty an overview of copyright and related issues:

Copyright Help at Barnard

Copyright support for faculty scholarship and workshops tailored to your courses are available at the Barnard Library. Please feel free to reach out to your liaison librarian or Research and Instruction Librarian Meredith Wisner at for assistance. 

Recommended Reading: Citation Justice & Indigenous Citation Practice

Introduction to Citation Justice and Indigenous Citation Practice

Much of what you will find here on indigenous citation practice comes from research guides created by the Xwi7xwa Library at the University of British Columbia. From their website: "Xwi7xwa Library is a centre for academic and community Indigenous scholarship. Its collections and services reflect Aboriginal approaches to teaching, learning, and research." Some useful guides in their collection:

Also created at the University of British Columbia, but not in the Xwi7xwa Library, is this guide to First Nations and Indigenous Art.