Electronic Resource Licences

Newman Library arranges access to a variety of electronic resources which are available via the Electronic Resources web page. Each resource has a licence agreement or terms and conditions for use which state, for example, whether material can be downloaded and printed and whether electronic copies can be made. You should be aware of any restrictions and conditions attached to the resources you use.

The following conditions are found in many of the licences:

  • Only Authorised users are allowed to access resources - Newman students and staff are Authorised users - but you should be aware that you must not pass on any password details, either for Athens or any individual resource, to anyone else.
  • Many resources allow the downloading of material (references to articles and full-text if available) and printing of a copy for personal use. The systematic downloading of all or substantial parts of a database is never allowed.
  • Use of downloaded or printed material for any commercial benefit is not allowed without prior written agreement from the publisher.
  • Any copyright notices must not be removed, changed or hidden from downloaded materials.
  • Some licences do not mention common restrictions, e.g. whether the items can be linked to from Moodle. However, the copyright statements for individual articles and journals within databases will give details of what usage is allowed. Please refer to these copyright notices. EBSCO databases have some content with restrictions which mean that you cannot put links to articles into Moodle - in EBSCO databases you will find any relevant copyright notices at the end of the HTML or PDF version of the article. The summary below indicates this with ? in the "Link to Content from Moodle" column for EBSCO databases. For example - Harvard Business Review content in Business Source Elite, cannot be used in Moodle and cannot be linked to from Moodle.

The table below lists many of the common restrictions and conditions regarding electronic resources, and what you are, and are not permitted to do with individual resources. This table is given as an easy-to-use guide, and may not necessarily reflect any recent changes in licence terms - you should view the full licence. Links to the full licences can be found at the bottom of this page.



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Full details of licence agreements to individual resources


ABELL - Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature
BIOSIS Previews
Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH)
British Periodicals I&II
Burney Collection
Business Source Elite
Cambridge Journals Online
Edinburgh University Press (EUP) Publishing
Education Research Complete
Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)
Humanities International Complete
Ingenta Connect
JISC JournalArchives
John Johnson Collection
Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts (LISTA)
Literary Encyclopedia
Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers
Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals
Ovid Journals
Oxford Journals
Parliamentary Papers
Periodicals Archive Online
Periodicals Archive Online - Proquest Archives - JISC
Project MUSE - FAQs detail some license terms. Full license can be found here
PsycARTICLES - basic usage terms with link to full agreement 'for sites accessing via EBSCO, OCLC, Ovid or Proquest'.
Psychology & Behavioural Sciences Collection (PBSC)
PsycINFO - basic usage terms with link to full agreement 'for sites accessing via EBSCO, OCLC, Ovid or Proquest'.
Regional Business News
Religion and Philosophy Collection
SAGE Journals
Sport Discus
Taylor & Francis Online
ZETOC (Electronic Table of Contents)
VLe Books
Vogue Archives

Dawsonera - terms and conditions displayed when you log in the resource
Early European Books
JISC HistoricBooks


Britannica Online - Academic


BFI Inview - Once logged in click on the Terms of use link

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Should you require any further information about eresource licencing, please email us.