EResources terms of use

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General

Access restrictions and use of individual resources are determined by the service providers' licence agreements and terms of use. In signing the Student Access Form or the Library's Copyright Acknowledgement Form you agree to be bound by these conditions. These are legally binding. Any breach may result in loss of that information service to the entire Strathclyde University community. For details of permitted and prohibited use see below. Specific licence conditions may also apply to the use of of our database and ejournal services.

 

Access

Access to our electronic resources is restricted to staff and registered students of the University of Strathclyde. Walk in Use is available for some categories of user. In signing the Student Access Form or the Library's Copyright Acknowledgement Form you agree to be bound by the Licences and Terms of Use of the various Electronic Resource Providers.

 

Passwords

You must have a username and password to access those services where our database suppliers require it. Sharing a password with unauthorized users, including family, friends or co-workers, may result in revocation of access.

 

Permitted use

Viewing, printing and downloading of individual articles or references for noncommercial, educational, scholarly or research use only.

These conditions apply to all our electronic services. Specific licence conditions may also apply.

 

Prohibited use
  • systematic downloading, copying or printing significant portions of the licensed content is strictly forbidden and constitutes a serious breach of copyright and licence agreements.
  • load articles onto a web server.
  • use any of the services for commercial purposes is strictly forbidden.
  • send print or electronic articles to any unauthorised users.
  • alter, modify or adapt articles.
  • share your secure password with any unauthorised users.

These conditions apply to all our electronic services. Specific licence conditions may also apply - check individual agreements for details.

 

Ejournal licences

The Model NESLi2 Licence for Journals is the model licence used in negotiations with publishers for JISC journal agreements. Many of our ejournal licences will conform to the majority of clauses in this licence. However, each licensed product may have more specific or additional permissions or prohibitions. Some may allow remote access using VPN. Some ejournal services provide online access to their Terms of Use - otherwise check with the library for details of individual agreements.

 

Database licences

Access restrictions and use of individual databases are determined by individual service providers' licence agreements.

 

Bibliographic resources and privacy

When you search for and/or access bibliographic resources such as journal articles, your request may be routed through the UK OpenURL Router Service (openurl.ac.uk), which is administered by EDINA at the University of Edinburgh. The Router service captures and anonymises activity data which are then included in an aggregation of data about use of bibliographic resources throughout UK Higher Education (UK HE). The aggregation is used as the basis of services for users in UK HE and is made available to the public so that others may use it as the basis of services. The aggregation contains no information that could identify you as an individual.