Licensed Electronic Resources Use Guidelines

Electronic resources, such as journals, books, and databases, provided by the University Libraries are governed by license agreements negotiated between the University Libraries and publishers or third parties. Users of library-licensed resources must comply with the terms of these agreements and be aware that publishers may monitor use of electronic resources to ensure that the terms of their licensing agreements are enforced. Breach of these terms may cut off access for the entire UNLV community.

To avoid improper use of licensed electronic resources please adhere to the following guidelines.

Permitted uses and activities

Permitted uses include activities that are for educational, scholarly, and research purposes. Permitted activities include searching, viewing, browsing or posting links to the online content of electronic resources, and downloading, saving, and printing limited data for personal scholarly, academic and research use.

Prohibited uses and actions

  • Any commercial use of electronic resources, e.g. selling content
  • Any systematic or large-scale downloading of data e.g. downloading entire issues of electronic journals or large-scale downloading from databases to create other collections of data
  • Posting actual content of articles to web sites or listservs
  • Removing, modifying, or obscuring copyright notices or other notices and disclaimers
  • Facilitating use of access by non-authorized users, including sharing UNLV username and password information, such as ACE account.

Remember always acknowledge and cite your source when using electronic resources. If you have questions about using a particular resource, please use the University Libraries’ Ask Us service.

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