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Resources For Teachers: Useful Links and Databases

Useful Links for Teachers

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AI and Education


Artificial Intelligence and Education: A Reading List

A bibliography [with links to full text in JSTOR] to help educators prepare students and themselves for a future shaped by AI—with all its opportunities and drawbacks.

Fair Use Evaluator (ALA Copyright Advisory Network)

What this tool can do for you:
  • Help you better understand how to determine the "fairness" of a use under the U.S. Copyright Code.
  • Collect, organize & archive the information you might need to support a fair use evaluation.
  • Provide you with a time-stamped, PDF document for your records [example], which could prove valuable, should you ever be asked by a copyright holder to provide your fair use evaluation and the data you used to support it. [why is this important?]
  • Provide access to educational materials, external copyright resources, and contact information for copyright help at local & national levels.
What this tool cannot do for you:
  • This tool does not provide legal advice. It records the information you provide it as well as your own judgment on the fairness of the use. See the tool [disclaimer] for more information.
  • Only a court of law can definitively rule on whether a use is fair or unfair. This tool does not assume or predict a court outcome.

Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines

Copyright and Fair Use: Copyright in the Classroom (Lisa Hopkins, University Copyright Specialist, Texas A&M University; Updated 8/11/2021)

The Educator's Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Creative Commons (Sue Waters and Ronnie Burt, The Edublogger; Updated 8/24/2021)

PBS Series on Copyright for Educators (Video series designed to help educators learn about Fair Use and what they can and can't do within the category of "Teaching" in the Copyright Act.) 

A Teacher's Guide to Copyright and Fair Use (Karen Lagola, Edutopia; Updated March 22, 2021)

Images for Educational Purposes (a research guide created and maintained by Joan Hopkins, Instructional Librarian, Benedictine University; Updated 8/24/2020)

Updated 12/15/2021

Images and School Projects

Can my students use images they find on the internet?
Encourage your students to use rights-cleared images found in the library's image databases. 
  • Images in other library subscription databases may also be used.
Another good source for finding images is
  • Remind students that images must be cited!
  • Images used in Google Slide presentations should be cited at the bottom of the slide on which they appear.