The first two items illustrate how students can be directed to the materials in the resource, whether via the URL or a downloaded PDF. This is also how material can be shared in teaching software such as Blackboard CourseSites. 

Answers to questions regarding fair use and the sharing of images for teaching purposes are included below.

1. Citing a document from the resource

Screenshot showing the citation tool, with an annotation reading 'Copy and paste the citation, or export it with EndNote, Refworks or Zotero' 

2. Using a static URL to direct students to individual essays or documents

Screenshot of the document details page, with an arrow showing that a static URL can be copied from the browser address window


3. Attach a specific document or documents to an assignment

A. Download PDF from Document Details page

Screenshot of the document details page, with an arrow pointing to the icon for PDF downloads


B. Save PDF in a convenient location

Screenshot of the image viewer, with a pop-up to select location for PDF download


4. Can I copy an entire document and hold it as a series of image files so that I can use this in the classroom (or add it to my course materials)?

Yes, provided that this is not published by you for profit and full acknowledgment is made of the original source. The purpose of Nineteenth Century Literary Society is to encourage innovative teaching and to promote the greater use of primary source materials by students.


5. How much material can I copy?

As with all educational resources, this material is subject to fair use restrictions. None of the material may be published without first gaining permission from Adam Matthew and the participating library, museum or archive. However, we encourage you to make use of the images in the classroom with no such restrictions and to link images to your courses.


6. Copyright and permissions

The publisher is grateful to participating libraries, museums and archives for permission to reproduce images of documents in this project. For any further reproduction of these images beyond fair use for educational purposes, the reader should apply to the relevant library or archive directly.


7. Fair use

Images from this collection may be downloaded, printed and photocopied for educational purposes, including course packs. This selection of images is protected by copyright, and duplication or sale of all or part of the image selection is not permitted, except that the images may be duplicated by you for your own research or other approved purposes either as prints or by downloading. Such prints or downloaded records may not be offered, whether for sale or otherwise, to anyone who is not a member of staff of the publisher. You are not permitted to alter any downloaded records without prior permission from the copyright owner. Such permission shall not be unreasonably withheld.

Nineteenth Century Literary Society © 2020 Adam Matthew Digital Ltd.

Images © National Library of Scotland.


8. Can I use images in my essays?

Yes. Links may be created for essays submitted electronically. Photocopies and printouts of images may be used to accompany printed essay material. Please note copyright and fair use conditions in points 4-7 above.


9. How should students cite documents for scholarly use?

Nineteenth Century Literary Society provides access to valuable source materials which you may wish to cite in essays and projects. Students should cite items in their footnotes as per the scholarly standard for such citations. Reference should be made to the specific item and the archive holding the original material.

While browsing you can consult the copyright notice at the bottom of the image, which provides details of the copyright/library of origin, the title, date and issue number (if relevant). Students should consult their supervisors for their preferred style (for example, see the MHRA website for a free download of the Style Guide). If you need clarification please ask your academic supervisor.


10. Do you have any tools to support teachers using this resource?

Adam Matthew has a dedicated Outreach team. To find out more about the ways in which they work with faculty and librarians around the globe, visit our Support page here. We would be delighted to hear how teachers and students are using this material.

If you have any difficulties using the site, let us know. We may also wish to find a way of alerting others to course materials in this area that are available on the web. Please send any comments to support@amdigital.co.uk