Tutorial: How to do an Author Search

Most works published in the United Kingdom become public domain 70 years after the death of the author. So, it is essential to establish the date of death for an author to find out if his/her works are in the Public Domain. This video tutorial demonstrates how this can be done and gives several examples of searches using online databases.

Please note that nothing in this video constitutes legal advice regarding copyright.

The following websites are useful in establishing if material is in the Public Domain

Which other websites have you found useful for establishing if an author’s works are in the public domain? Please add them in the comments below.

Navigating Around Biblical Studies.org.uk

The Theology on the Web sites not host nearly 25,000 theological articles. The majority of these are hosted on the Biblical Studies website. This presents a problem to visitors as they try to find the material that they are needing. With this in mind I have produced a short video that introduces new visitors to the key and menu structure of the site and explains how the material is arranged. I hope that it proves of help.