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The University of Windsor licenses many electronic resources for its staff, faculty, and current students including indexes, databases, e-journals, and e-books. Many of these license are shared within OCUL (Ontario Council of University Libraries) and are available through Scholars Portal. Access to these resources is governed by contractual agreements (license agreements) with resource providers. The agreements specify the groups of individuals who can access the electronic resources and place restrictions on the uses that can be made of the electronic resources.
What can I do with electronic resources?
Can I use it in Course Reserves?
Can I put it in Blackboard Learn?
Can I pit on in a Course Pack?
Can I link to it?
Can I make print or electronic copies?
Please remember that violations of our license terms by anyone can result in the loss of access to that resource for the entire university community.
What am I NOT allowed to do with electronic resources?
You may not, under any circumstance, do any of the following:
- Use any part of the electronic resource for a commercial purpose.
- Use software such as webcrawlers or other automated means to systematically make copies of extracts of the electronic resource for any purpose.
- Mount, post or distribute any part of the electronic resource on unsecured electronic networks, such as electronic bulletin boards, news groups and web sites. For clarification, posting to e-reserves or to a learning or course management system (i.e. Blackboard Learn) may be allowed by the license. Check specific license permissions for further information.
- Obscure or alter any copyright or other notices appearing in the electronic resource
- Publish, distribute or make available any portion of the electronic resource except as detailed in the specific license permissions or as permitted by the Fair Dealing provisions of the Canadian Copyright Act.