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License terms for electronic resources: Elsevier ebook license terms

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License terms

Terms and Conditions for Elsevier Products

The following terms and conditions govern access to the ScienceDirect® online Elsevier Book Series/Handbook Series and other electronic resources provided by Elsevier B.V. (“Subscribed Products”).

Each Authorized User may:

  • access, search, browse and view the Subscribed Products;
  • print, download and store a reasonable portion of individual items from the Subscribed Products for the exclusive use of such Authorized User;
  • incorporate links to the Subscribed Products on the Subscriber's intranet and internet websites and in electronic course packs, reserves and course management systems and instructor websites, provided that the appearance of such links and/or statements accompanying such links will be changed as reasonably requested by Elsevier;
  • provide print or electronic copies of individual items from the Subscribed Products to other Authorized Users and to third-party colleagues for their scholarly or research use; and
  • access, search, browse, view, print, make electronic copies and store for the exclusive use of such Authorized User certain journal articles and book chapters from the ScienceDirect® online service that are not subscribed to as part of the Subscribed Products, with each twenty­ four (24) hour access period for a selected article or chapter, a "Transaction"; and
  • if the Authorized User is a librarian/information specialist, access, search, browse, view, print, make electronic copies and store a Transaction for the exclusive use of another Authorized User.
  • The University’s library staff may deliver book chapters from the Subscribed Products to fulfill requests as part of the practice commonly known as "interlibrary loan" from non-commercial libraries located within the United States, provided that the Subscriber's staff reviews the requests and fulfills the requests in compliance with Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Law (17 U.S.C. § 108) and the Guidelines for the Proviso of Subsection 108(g)(2) (Final Report of the National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works, 1978).

Unless permitted in writing by Elsevier, the University and its Authorized Users may not:

  • abridge, modify, translate or create any derivative work based on the Subscribed Products, except to the extent necessary to make them perceptible on a computer screen to Authorized Users;
  • remove, obscure or modify in any way any copyright notices, other notices or disclaimers as they appear in the Subscribed Products;
  • use any robots, spiders, crawlers or other automated downloading programs, algorithms or devices to continuously and automatically search, scrape, extract, deep link, index or disrupt the working of the Subscribed Products;
  • substantially or systematically reproduce, retain, store locally, redistribute or disseminate online the Subscribed Products; or
  • post individual items from the Subscribed Products on social networking sites.
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