What is DPLA?
The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is a platform for sharing unique resources amongst the nation's libraries. Most of these resources come from the Special Collections of the contributing institutions, meaning they are unpublished, one-of-a-kind, primary source materials (wondering what primary source is?).
You are welcome to use any and all of these resources, but DO pay attention to the RIGHTS information listed underneath each resource. The rights information will tell you WHAT you can do with the resource.
How to Search DPLA
DPLA welcomes software developers, creative thinkers, and others to create apps to share data available in DPLA. There are some cool apps in their App Library!
- Last Updated Nov 18, 2014
This guide gives faculty and students--as practitioners of the arts--a working knowledge of their rights and responsibilities when it comes to copyright, and the fair use of copyrighted materials and others' works of art.
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- Last Updated Aug 20, 2014
This guide will help you find images and multimedia that will enhance research papers and presentations. Images aren't just for art students!
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- Last Updated Jul 23, 2014
A wide range of digital collections are housed in the Digital Library. This guide introduces viewers to some of Marriott's digital collections and connects them to regional digital archives.
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- Last Updated Mar 24, 2014
This is a guide for users of the Mountain West Digital Library. Here you can find links to other helpful websites as well as guidelines for conducting research.
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- Last Updated Aug 1, 2014
This guide has been developed to assist you with creating a research poster using MS Powerpoint.
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