Information Services

Copyright and e-resources

E-resources are subject to copyright law. Information is provided on the amount of material you can download or print.

Printing and downloading restrictions

E-resources are all copyright material, subject to copyright law. This means that there are limits to the amount of material which can be downloaded and printed from any e-journal or e-book.

e-journals you may print up to one article or 5% from a journal issue, whichever is the greater
e-books you may print up to one chapter or 5%, whichever is the greater

There may also be additional restrictions to the level of downloading from e-books, depending on limits set by individual publishers and third party suppliers. Where this is the case there will usually be alerts on the pubisher or supplier website.

Licence agreements prohibit the systematic downloading of material, and this is carefully monitored by publishers, who will notify us of any problems they detect. When this arises the publisher may block access from specific IP addresses, or may suspend access to the whole service, until the problem has been resolved.

Text and Data Mining is possible for some publishers, generally via a separate licenceĀ and/or API - please contact the E-Resources Team for further information.

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