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Copyright Guide: Permissions Process

An online guide that provides information and tutorials to assist faculty with making materials accessible to students.

What is the CCC license?

Saint Joseph’s University now holds an Annual Copyright License from Copyright Clearance Center. This license enables everyone at Saint Joseph’s to reproduce and distribute copyrighted content, in both print and digital form, across campus with the confidence that sharing is being done within copyright laws and Saint Joseph’s University’s Copyright Guidelines.

This license provides faculty, librarians, and research and administrative staff with comprehensive, institution-wide coverage for the reuse of text-based copyrighted content in both print and electronic formats for educational and research purposes.

There are over a million titles (including journals and books) in the CCC’s license repository, and the list continues to grow. The following types of use are covered by the agreement:

§ Coursepacks (print and electronic)

§ Classroom handouts

§ Library reserves (print and electronic)

§ Internal e-mail

§ Electronic course content (i.e., intranet and course management system postings)

§ Research collaboration

§ Administrative communications

Accessing and using the license is easy. Simply go to and enter the title of the work (e.g: book, journal, newspaper), ISBN/ISSN or publisher of the title you wish to use and click the search button. If a green check mark appears next to your title in the search results, you are free to use the content.  

Copyright Clearance Center

Faculty can check permissions through Copyright Clearance Center web site.The site also has a FAQ for the Academic License.