Dalhousie License Information
Use of Electronic Resources
Dalhousie University licenses many electronic resources for its staff, faculty, and current students including indexes, databases, e-journals, and e-books. Access to these resources is governed by contractual agreements (license agreements) with resource providers. The agreements stipulate that access to the resource is restricted to current students, faculty and staff of Dalhousie University. Use of these resources may only be used for educational and research purposes only and not for commercial purposes.
What can I do with electronic resources?
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. If you are unsure about what you can do with a particular resource, check the permitted uses for that resource in our license database.
|Generally Allowed||Generally Not Allowed|
|Use by "walk-in" users not affiliated with Dalhousie||Remote use for those who are not students, faculty or staff of Dalhousie (see "Connect from home" for more information on remote use)|
|Printing or downloading a copy of an article for yourself||Excessive printing or downloading (e.g. whole journal issues, whole books)|
|Using licensed material for research, instruction, and educational purposes||Commercial use, selling or distributing licensed material|
|Sharing an article with a fellow member of the Dalhousie community||Sharing material with others not affiliated with Dalhousie|
|Posting persistent links to licensed material
||Posting or scanning articles or book chapters on personal websites or in BrightSpace|
Looking for an Electronic Resource License?
License permissions can also be searched by the name of an entire collection or package of electronic journals or e-books, for example: Elsevier ScienceDirect. For permissions related to a specific journal article, please use the Journals search instead.