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Humanities—Library Resources: Faculty Resources and Library Remote Learning Support

A guide to conducting research in the arts and humanities at Miami Dade College (MDC), including faculty resources, information about MDC’s humanities collection, and links to Web-based resources.
Faculty Resources
MDC Library: Remote Learning Support

This useful LibGuide links to several resources that will help faculty implement and facilitate remote learning.

Schedule Library Instruction

Use this form or contact a librarian at your campus to request library instruction for your classes(s). Library instruction typically covers databases, citation resources, and the use of outside resources. We can also customize our presentations to focus on particular research topics and assignments.

Suggest Something for the Collection

Let us know if you'd like us to purchase something for the humanities collection. We value your input and we will make every effort to accommodate your request.

Place Something on Reserve

Contact a reserve coordinator to place something on reserve. Let us know if you'd like your reserve items to circulate, or if you'd prefer that they be made available only for in-library use.

Consult a Subject Librarian

Contact a subject librarian for research assistance, to get recommendations on library materials, and to learn more about designing effective information-literacy assignments

Reference Desk Numbers

Give us a call—we look forward to being of assistance.
North Campus:
Kendall Campus:
Wolfson Campus:
Medical Campus:
Homestead Campus:
Padron Campus:
Hialeah Campus:
West Campus:
Carrie P. Meek Entrepreneurial Education Center:

Creative Commons logo

As explained by Creative Commons, CC licenses allow creative material to be shared and reused under terms that are flexible and legally sound. Visit the Creative Commons website for information, tools, and FAQs relating to CC copyright licenses. Another great resource is Made with Creative Commons, which covers a variety of topics, including a discussion of the different types of Creative Commons licenses.

Copyright and Fair Use

As explained by the University of Chicago’s Copyright Information Center, copyright law provides for the principle, commonly called "fair use" that the reproduction of copyright works for certain limited, educational purposes, does not constitute copyright infringement. The Copyright Act establishes a four factor test, the "fair use test," to use to determine whether a use of a copyrighted work is fair use that does not require the permission of the copyright owner. The fair use test is highly fact specific, and much can turn on seemingly insignificant variations on the proposed use. Visit the University of Chicago’s Copyright Information Center website to learn more about fair use, and other copyright topics including the public domain.

Best Practices for Fair Use in Teaching for Film and Media Educators

The Society for Cinema and Media Studies’ Statement of Best Practices for Fair Use in Teaching for Film and Media Educators is an excellent resource that addresses issues concerning the permissible use of media for teaching.

This LibGuide was designed and created and is maintained by Michael Moore. User suggestions and comments are welcome.

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