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Copyright: Online Databases

Copyright Guide for The Michener Institute of Education at UHN

Online Library Resources

The copyright for materials contained in the databases belongs to the vendor of the database and/or the publisher of the original publication.

Do not engage in systematic or substantial printing, copying or downloading of content (entire journal issues, books, etc.).

Library resources can be legally distributed to students using 'persistent links'.

It is normally acceptable to:

  • search, view, retrieve, and display content for non-commercial personal, instructional, or academic research needs
  • save, print, or make copies of reasonable amounts or parts of the resources (such as individual journal articles) for non-commercial personal use
  • share content with other current Michener students, faculty, and staff
  • post links to specific content in such a way that it is available only to other authorized users

It is normally NOT acceptable to:

  • sell or re-distribute content, or provide access to someone outside of the Michener community, such as an employer
  • share content with people other than current Michener students, faculty, and staff
  • post actual content or articles to Web sites or listservs, private (e.g., a corporate Intranet) or public
  • modify or alter the content of licensed resources in any way