ECU Libraries

Electronic Resources Use Guidelines


To provide access to subscription databases and electronic journals, ECU Libraries are required to sign licenses agreeing to certain terms and conditions regarding the use of the information or data. The guidelines below provide a general outline of acceptable and non-acceptable uses of our electronic resources. Many publishers are aware of the technological potential for violating license restrictions and may monitor the use of their products to ensure that the terms of the agreement are being followed. If these restrictions are violated, the provider may terminate access to the database or journal to the entire University.

Authorized users are: Off campus/remote use is: Acceptable uses generally include the ability to: Prohibited uses include:

All use of licensed materials is subject to copyright law (title 17, U.S. Code). Questions regarding terms and conditions for use of specific resources should be directed to the librarian at Joyner Library responsible for the acquisition of electronic and continuing resources.