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License Statement

Original materials created and authored by Western Technical College Learning Commons and Library staff and published on the LibGuides platform are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. This means that you are free to copy, share, remix, and otherwise make use of this content as long as you provide attribution to the individual author and Western Technical College. 

Works excluded from this license include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Content owned by other entities;
  • Content published under other licenses or marked as “all rights reserved”;
  • Images in which Western students or employees are personally identifiable;
  • Software and applications created by third parties, including Springshare 

If you have questions about this policy or wish to request permissions not covered by this license, please contact the Western Technical College Library.



You don't need to ask our permission to reuse and/or modify our guide content for your own purposes, but we request that you provide full attribution and link back to the original location when possible. 

This best practices for attribution page on the Creative Commons wiki is a great resource and answers many frequently asked questions. We've also provided some examples of how to give appropriate attribution for use of our guides.

Example 1:

This guide is adapted from the "Online Learning: A Quick Guide" created by Linda VanSistine-Yost, Student Learning Librarian, for Western Technical College. It is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Example 2: 

Quoted from "Online Learning: A Quick Guide" by Linda VanSistine-Yost, Western Technical College. CC BY 4.0.

If you have questions about this policy or its application, please contact the Western Technical College Library.

Language for this copyright statement is adapted from statements from the University of Michigan Library and the University of Connecticut Library. Both are used with permission thanks to Creative Commons licenses.

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