Information ServicesCopyright training, guides and resources

Latest copyright reminder for staff

Copyright Reminder for Staff 2023

Quick tips

To stay on the right side of copyright law:

  • always fully reference the material you use
  • always check terms of use on websites before extracting any material, including images or sound clips
  • always check the licence terms of e-books, journals etc for restrictions on use and copying
  • link to materials on webpages, rather than extracting and embedding them in your work
  • consider free resources for use of images
  • keep a paper trail of any copyright permission you seek as you may be asked to prove it at a later stage


Downloadable copyright guides

Online training

For students

Academic Library Skills is a Myplace module which includes a new Copyright Topic containing videos, reading, quizzes and learning activities which students can work through in their own time.

For staff

Our short online training course helps academic and support staff gain a better understanding of copyright and how it affects their work.

To enrol on the course:

  1. Go to the course page on Myplace
  2. Log in using your DS username and password
  3. Enter the word 'copyright' in the 'enrolment key' box
  4. Click the enrol button to begin

Skills Boost sessions

We run copyright training sessions at the beginning of each semester as part of Information Services' Skills Boost programme.