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Public Domain

Figure 1. Logo PDD 2021 by Cienkamilla (retrieved January 6th, 2021)

What is Public Domain?

The term "public domain" refers to materials no longer protected by copyright (ISED Canada, 2018). In other words, the public domain includes pieces in which the copyright has expired. No individual owns the work, rather the public now owns the piece and is free to use it without obtaining permission.

Assignment planner written by Monique Mery

Have you ever been so overwhelmed with an assignment that you have no clue where to start? I know I have, countless times, but the Assignment Planner is here to save us. Before I go on to explain the wonders of the Assignment Planner, let me introduce myself!  My name is Monique Mery, I’m in my 4A of Biomedical Sciences (it’s so scary that I’m almost done !!) and this is my third term being a Library Ambassador and I’m just as excited as I was back in my first term of this position!

Online Chat Service by Maryam Azab

Hello Everyone,

My name is Maryam, I am in my 4th year of Kinesiology, and I am super excited to work with the Library as an Ambassador, for yet another term! I have learned about so many library and general campus resources, and my position has allowed me to hone my interpersonal and leadership skills through many projects and experiences I was fortunate to take part in as an Ambassador!

Waterloo Digital Library written by Alyson Fleming

What is the Waterloo Digital Library?

RADAR: written by Marya Talha

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Hello everyone!

Internet phishing: written by Ahsan Syed

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Fake news: written by Alyson Fleming

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There is so much information floating around about COVID-19 that it can sometimes be hard to know what to believe! With all news channels and social media apps spreading different information, it is becoming increasingly important to understand how to identify credible sources, evidence-based facts and authors you can trust.

Information bias: written by Maryam Azab

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Information bias: written by Monique Mery

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Avengers DIY

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Want to get creative with the Avengers? Library Week has put together some Do It Yourself activities ranging from delicious foods to building your Tesseract and your own Arc Reactor!