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GRST 251: Outsiders in German Literature (Seidlitz)


This guide is designed to help with your zine project in GRST 251, taught by Dr. Seidlitz. Here you will find:

  • Information on accessing Tredway Library's zine collection
  • Copyright guidance for making your own zines, including sources for images you can use without violating copyright

For more in-depth information about zines, including the collection at Tredway, see the library's Zines! web guide.

Zines at Tredway Library

The zine collection, shelved by "New in the Library" next to the window.You can visit Tredway Library in person to browse our zine collection on the second floor. See the photo to the right--they're shelved by the new books and across from the puzzle table. 

You can also search for zines by using OneSearch, which organizes zines by thinking of them as books.

Here's how to see what is in our zine collection by using OneSearch:

  1. Select "Advanced Search."
  2. Select "ALiCat Only" as the search option.
  3. Under the search fields, select "Subject," type in "social justice," and select Search.
  4. Next, under the filters to the side of the screen, scroll toward the bottom of the options until you reach "Location." Once there, select "Thomas Tredway Library Zines (2nd floor)."
  5. Everything shown on the results list will be what is included in our zine collection!

Tredway's zine collection is non-circulating. This means that you are free to browse through our zines or to spread them out on a table and read them, but they are not able to leave the library. 

Make Your Own Zine

Tredway Library has three zine-making kits available to check out. Just go to the circulation desk on the main floor and ask for one! The kits can be used for up to four hours at a time and must remain in the library.

The zine-making kits contain the following supplies:

  • scissor
  • glue stick
  • Scotch tape
  • washi tape
  • black Sharpie
  • Post-It note pad
  • magazines
  • white paper
  • stickers
  • zine-making instructions

For more information on making zines, check out the Making Zines page of the library's Zines! web guide.

Copyright: What to Know

By default, the creator of an image (or the creator of any other creative work) generally has the copyright for that image. This means that no one except the creator can use, sell, or make derivatives of the image without explicit permission from the creator, with few exceptions.

Licenses are a popular, standardized way for creators to give many people certain permissions that are otherwise reserved to the creator under copyright. For your zine, look for images that you have permission to use. These are likely to have licenses or be in the public domain.

Creative Commons (CC) Licenses

The Creative Commons organization has developed a popular set of licenses that allow creators to mix and match what permissions they will give to members of the public who want to use their work.

For this project, you should be careful not to use any work that has ND ("no derivatives") as part of its license.

Public Domain

"Public domain" describes works where there are no property rights involved, normally due to the rights expiring and not being renewed by the owner. Some people also publicly waive all their rights to a work in order to put it into the public domain, such as by using the CC0 license from Creative Commons. Read more about public domain here.

Here are some places you can look to find images that have CC licenses or are in the public domain:

Chat with a Librarian

Tredway Library's chat research-help service is staffed by Augustana librarians and students. When a student is staffing chat, there is always a librarian on-call to help as needed.

Chat reference hours during spring semester:

  • Monday-Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.



Much of the content on this page is lightly adapted from Tredway Library's Zines! research guide, which was created by María Emerson and is maintained and updated by Garrett Traylor.