In the academic environment, ethical questions frequently arise around the use of information. This guide provides a conceptual overview and supplementary resources to assist with: recognizing and avoiding plagiarism, understanding copyright, evaluating fair use, locating images and music that are available for use, and considerations for showing videos.
Every profession has ethical standards or codes. In 2018, the Clark Library developed its own Statement of Ethics as part of a project funded by a grant from the Dundon-Berchtold Institute.
The Clark Library adheres to the highest standard of professional ethics in furtherance of the University of Portland’s mission of teaching and learning, faith and formation, and service and leadership.
We uphold the following:
The University of Portland is a community dedicated to the investigation and discovery of processes for thinking ethically and encouraging the development of ethical reasoning in the formation of the whole person. Using information ethically, as an element in open and honest scholarly endeavors, involves moral reasoning to determine the right way to access, create, distribute, and employ information including: considerations of intellectual property rights, fair use, information bias, censorship, and privacy. More information can be found at Clark Library’s guide on the Ethical Use of Information at https://libguides.up.edu/ethicaluse.
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