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Please be aware that many of the resources you find on the Internet are copyright protected. The U.S. Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. ยงยง101-801, gives the owner of the copyright the exclusive right to reproduce, distribute, sell, perform or publicly display the copyrighted work. You may use all or part of a copyrighted work only if you have the copyright owner's permission or your use falls under a legal exemption. Although the Internet is a different medium than printed text, ownership and intellectual property rights still exist. Check the documents you are viewing for appropriate statements indicating copyright ownership and what the person or entity holding those rights is asserting. Remember, it is your responsibility to respect these rights including all copyrights. NOTE: The CSU Library will be developing a Copyright Web Site to assist faculty, staff and students with copyright questions and to build an understanding of copyright issues as they affect the academic community.

Further rights information relating to reserving material in the library is found in this statement of copyright guidelines.

The Chicago State University Academic Library World Wide Web site contents are the property of Chicago State University and may not be included in any publications (printed or online) without the written permission of Chicago State University’s Academic Library. You may retrieve and save these materials for educational purposes. When any pages you link to contain materials that that library doesn't own, you will need to have permission from the owner in order to copy them or link to them from your Web pages. Please check each page for information (photo credits, etc.) about the owners and about permission to copy the images and documents they contain.