Database Restrictions

Many of the databases accessible through the Consortium Library are governed by subscription and license agreements to which the Library and its users are legally bound. These agreements identify who may use the databases, for what purposes they may be used, what uses are prohibited, what copyright restrictions may apply, and what the vendors are not responsible for. The following briefly summarizes the main points governing database use. Please be aware that by using any of the databases you agree to abide by these conditions.

Anyone may access the Library's databases from within the Library itself. For information on who is authorized to connect to which databases by remote access, go to the Databases page for information on each database.

In general, authorized users may:

  1. Use the databases for educational, research, scholarly, and/or personal purposes.
  2. Search the databases, as well as retrieve, display, download, and print results.
  3. Make one copy of any search output in electronic form to be used for editing or temporary storage only.
  4. Make a limited number of hard copies of any search output that does not contain a significant portion of a database.
  5. Download, email to self, and/or print single copies of individual works.

Users may not :

  1. Use the databases for commercial purposes.
  2. Use the databases in any way to offend or harass others.
  3. Perform mass mailings of full-text articles or other search results.
  4. Post full-text articles or other search results to websites or listserves.

Users have the responsibility to :

  1. Abide by copyright laws.
  2. Cite the source where they obtained the material.
  3. Be aware that if the databases contain abstracts, they should consult the full-text material (the actual article or document) beforereaching or suggesting conclusions.

Please note that neither the Library nor the database suppliers guarantee the authority, accuracy, or comprehensiveness of the information.