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  4. PEOPLES' has a preference for resources that are in public domain and similar in order to facilitate the dissemination of the available materials;
  5. When the full availability of the received materials is not possible, PEOPLES' will provide factsheets, giving the users the option to search for materials through other channels (acquisition, libraries, etc.);
  6. The materials and information sent to PEOPLES' - if already posted online - should always contain their source and the corresponding references, otherwise, they should contain the authorization for publication by the rightful owner;
  7. When using any material and information provided by PEOPLES', users must quote the source and respective references (author, date, institutions, place of publication, etc.);
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