Copyright protection exists from the moment a work is created in a fixed, tangible form of expression. In the United States, copyright law protects the authors of "original works of authorship, including literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and certain other intellectual works."
Fair use is a concept embedded in U.S. law that recognizes that certain uses of copyright-protected works do not require permission from the copyright holder or its agent.
The TEACH Act (The Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act) was signed into law on November 2, 2002. Some of the special copyright requirements of online distance learning are specifically addressed by the TEACH Act.
From: Campus Guide for Copyright Compliance (Copyright Clearance Center)
Books @ Mission College Library
Listed below is a selection of books available from Mission College Library. Click on the book's title to see the library catalog record for the book.
The West Valley Mission Library Catalog includes books and media at Mission College and West Valley College. If the book you want to check out is at West Valley, you can request the book be brought to Mission for you to check out. To request a book from West Valley, use the Request button at the top of the page.
If you find a book in our catalog but it is checked out, click the LINK+ button and it automatically searches for the same title. When you request a book via Link+ the material arrives in about four working days. Here is a brief tutorial on using Link+ and requesting a book from a member library.
E-books in ebrary
The following ebooks are available in the ebrary database. The ebrary database has approximately 25,000 e-books that are not listed in the Mission College Library Catalog. To access these books you need to search ebrary. Click on the database title above to begin searching. If you are off-campus, you will be prompted to enter your name and Mission College I.D.
For information regarding accessing, downloading, printing, and emailing e-books, refer to the Mission College E-book Handout.