The easiest and safest way to avoid copyright infringement is to add materials from library databases and electronic resources to the Valencia Writer or to Canvas courses. These items are already licensed for educational use and are free to students.
Obtaining permission from copyright holders is the most certain way to legally use materials, but this can sometimes be a lengthy process.
Librarians can provide copyright advice and resources, but they are not attorneys. When a definitive answer for a copyright question is needed, Valencia's Office of Policy and General Counsel should be consulted.