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Please follow the guidelines for using E-Resources at the University at Albany.
Publishers and content providers of electronic resources, such as databases and journals, require the University at Albany to sign license agreements as part of the subscription process. License agreements generally include provisions intended to prevent unauthorized access or redistribution of the licensed content.
Publishers routinely monitor usage of resources. When unauthorized use is discovered, access to a licensed resource can be blocked. Violation of a license agreement by one individual can potentially result in the cancelation of the agreement and the suspension of access for the entire community.
Users are expected to comply with the University’s Standards of Academic Integrity and the Responsible Use of Information Technology Policy. It is the responsibility of every member of the University at Albany community to ensure that licensed resources are used in an ethical manner.
While the terms of electronic resource license agreements vary, the following are examples of unauthorized use:
Please note, text and data mining are prohibited under the terms of most existing license agreements. In some cases, these activities may be permitted under some conditions. Please contact your subject librarian to investigate options for specific resources.