Do I need permission to use an Article?
Using the flowchart below, determine if your use of an article(s) requires obtaining permission from the creator or purchasing a license.
Scenario #1: Posting an Article in an Online Class
Answer: Yes, if this article is available in full text in one of the Rasmussen University Library’s online databases and you provide a link to the article for your students to use to access it. Rasmussen University pays subscription fees to library database vendors to access resources in full text. Links to articles contained in these databases can be included in an online course so that students can access them on their own. Articles that are not available in full text in Rasmussen’s databases or without a Creative Commons license will require permission from the publisher for inclusion in an online course.
Scenario #2: Providing a Physical Copy of an Article in Residential Class
Scenario #3: Deep Linking to a Specific Webpage or Web Content within a Larger Website
Exceptions - Resources that Allow for Deep Linking:
Please contact email@example.com with additional questions.
Purchasing a License for Print Material
Copyright fees can be paid to the Copyright Clearance Center for protected text materials such as journal articles or books.
Upload permissions granted/received to the Permissions Documentation Library using the following naming convention: