Last Modified 2 September 2020
The UCI Libraries support teaching and learning by providing a rich array of library collections, including electronic resources (e.g. databases, eJournals, eBooks, etc.) Many of the electronic resources available through the UC Irvine Libraries are governed by license agreements.
Vendors’ license agreements restrict:
- Who can access e-resources.
License agreements typically restrict use to current UCI students, faculty, staff and in most cases other users who access material from terminals located on the UCI campus.
- How their resources may be used.
You are responsible for using vendors’ licensed resources (in accordance with license agreements and U.S. copyright law) for personal, educational, non-commercial purposes.
|Downloading, copying, or printing limited amounts of content (e.g. single journal articles, single book chapters.)||Downloading, copying, or printing significant amounts of content (e.g. entire journal issues, entire books). Using software designed to automatically download and/or copy (i.e. mine) content.|
|Sharing the URL to the publisher's version of the article on a class website (publisher links grant access only to authorized users).||
|Using content for your research, instruction, class/coursework, learning, or personal enrichment.||Using or selling content for your profit or your employer’s profit.|
These are some of the possible consequences of violating our license agreements:
- Your access to the resources gets suspended.
- The vendor suspends UCI campus access, either temporarily or permanently.
- The vendor takes legal action.
Questions? Ask a Librarian.