Copyright & Plagiarism


What is copyright? How can I use copyrighted materials? To learn more, check out the resources in this section.


Presenting someone else's words or ideas as your own, whether intentional or not, constitutes plagiarism. Any time the original thought, words, or pictures did not come from your own head, you must give credit to the original source by showing exactly where you found the material. Read more about plagiarism, in this section.

Patents & Trademarks

Steely Library's Intellectual Property Awareness Center (IPAC) is now a Patent & Trademark Resource Center (PTRC). Contact Intellectual Property Librarian John Schlipp for details or see IPAC site for more.

Steely Library phone number:  859.572.5457