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Copyright Center: Videos and Images Tabs Added

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VIDEOS and IMAGES Tabs Added to Copyright Center

    You may have noticed that the Copyright Center looks slightly different -- that is because some of the existing content has been reorganized and new content has been added.  “Videos” and “Images” tabs have been created on the Copyright Center to make it easier for faculty to find videos and images. 

   The “Videos” tab contains three separate boxes, “Video Subscriptions,” “Free-To-Use Video Websites,” and “Available for Purchase Videos.”   With the subscription video databases, you are allowed to show or post any of the videos without having to obtain copyright permission because the Library has already purchased the subscription.  Library video subscriptions include:  Films On Demand, Kanopy, Alexander Street Videos, and Harvard Business School Faculty Seminar Series.  Next, videos found in the free-to-use video websites include sites such as and which you can link to these films in any of your courses.  Finally, the videos that are available through purchase are sites such as Media Education Foundation and Ambrose Video in which each film or clip must be individually purchased.  If you are interested in using any of these titles in your courses, please contact the Copyright Center.

    The “Images” tab contains just two boxes, “Image Subscriptions, “ and “License-Specific Image Websites.”  With the subscription image databases, you are allowed to use any of the images for personal or educational purposes without having to obtain copyright permission.  Therefore, you could post any image in a PowerPoint presentation or into a Blackboard course.  The two image subscriptions that the Library subscribes to are:  Image Quest, which provides over a million images in a variety of subjects and is brought to you by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., and the other is Scientific and Medical Art (SMART) Imagebase, which provides thousands of medical illustrations, images, and photos.  As far as the license-specific image websites, permissions for images found within these sites vary on an individual basis.  However, the images can usually be used for educational and personal use although attribution may need to be given to the photographer/creator.

   Please continue to check the lists of resources found within the “Videos” and “Images” tabs as more websites and subscriptions are sure to be added in the future.  Feel free to send an email to with any questions or comments, as we love to hear from you.  

   Thank you for supporting the Bellevue University Library’s Copyright Center!