Helpful Resources for Students

From copyright law to the PATRIOT Act to Google poetry, the following websites may make your research easier.

Columbia University has new copyright website—it includes a fair use checklist, an explanation of the evolving Google Books settlement and quick guides. Useful for quick reference regarding complicated copyright laws. http://copyright.columbia.edu/copyright/ The PATRIOT Act has been in the news a lot lately. But what exactly are the proposed changes? The Center for Democracy and Technology published a chart in “Wired” to help you out. http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/threatlevel/2009/11/revised-patriot-ch... Library statistics are now easier to find on the ALA website. It could be useful for advocacy or a class project. http://www.ala.org/ala/research/ And here’s one just for fun. Some are now making poetry out of Google search terms. How what you search for can be turned into an art form. http://www.thestar.com/living/article/726499--flarf-the-poetry-of-google...