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Databases: Conditions of use

Use of all electronic resources subscribed to by Concordia Library is governed by licensing agreements that restrict use to Concordia students, faculty and staff, for educational or research purposes only.

As an authorized Concordia user it is your responsibility to ensure that you always use these resources according to these stipulations. Specifically, you must abide by the following conditions:

  • You may not use these resources for any commercial purpose.
  • You may not share your right to access with any other person or organization.
  • You may not, as per copyright law, download, distribute, or retain entire issues or volumes of electronic resources or similarly substantial portions of information provided. Some licenses also prohibit the downloading of entire sections of a website.
  • You must read and agree to the terms of the license or copyright agreement for each specific resource whenever such an agreement is available.

Any violation of the above-mentioned licensing agreement allows publishers to suspend access FOR THE ENTIRE CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY.

The Usage Rights Database (OUR) tracks key licensed usage rights for the electronic resources Concordia University subscribes to and displays those rights in a centralized manner.

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