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License Terms of Use for Electronic Resources

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.
 
By Journal Title:  To see permitted uses for a specific journal, use the AtoZ Menu. Permitted Uses display in brief form, click on the brief display to reach the full entry in the Scholars Portal Licenses database. License Terms of Use for a journal may vary depending on the provider.

By Article:  To see permitted uses for a particular article, search using Google Scholar to find the citation and click on the 'Full Text@Leddy' link to reach the AtoZ Menu, where permitted uses display in brief form. - click on the brief display to reach the full entry in the Scholars Portal Licenses database. License Terms of Use for a journal may vary depending on the provider.

What can I do with electronic resources?

The links to License Terms of Use will answer the following questions:

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?

GENERAL RESTRICTIONS
 
You may not, under any circumstance, do any of the following:

  1. Use any part of the electronic resource for a commercial purpose.
  2. Use software such as webcrawlers or other automated means to systematically make copies of extracts of the electronic resource for any purpose.
  3. 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.
  4. Obscure or alter any copyright or other notices appearing in the electronic resource
  5. 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.