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Introduction to Generative AI

This library guide is a UIUC campus resource to read and reference for instructional, professional, and personal learning. Updates will occur on a semester basis. Last Updated: March 2024

AI and Copyright

Thanks to fair use, you can use copyrighted material to train AI models and extract data through data mining, but there may be other legal constraints preventing you from using certain materials for your AI project. For example, our licensing agreement with Elsevier allows for researchers affiliated with the University of Illinois to access content that they publish, but prevents users from scraping the content of articles. 

Need help locating sources for text and data mining? Check out the Finding Text Data Library Guide.

Not sure what you can and cannot do with material that you find through the Library’s digital collections? Email Scholarly Communication and Publishing: scpub@illinois.edu