The majority of the materials you use in your studies will be protected under the UK's Copyright, Designs, and Patents Act, 1988. This means it is illegal to copy, scan, or otherwise reuse those material without the permission of the copyright owner. More information can be found here.
There are exceptions to the Law that allow you to make copies of copyrighted material for use in your studies and research.
Students can make a single copy of book chapters and journal articles published in the UK and certain approved international territories. You must not exceed the stated limits of:
Material on the Internet is not freely available to use, being covered by copyright law in the same way as books and journals. You should check the terms of the websites you are using to see if it possible to copy the content.
For information about copying from maps, music scores, theses, photographs, and images please refer to other sections of this guide.