NPS-Licensed Electronic Resources - Terms & Conditions
The Dudley Knox Library subscribes to thousands of electronic books, journals and databases that may be used on-site or remotely by authorized NPS users.
- Current NPS faculty
- Registered NPS students
- Permanent, temporary, contract, or visiting NPS staff
- NPS staff with permission to access the NPS secure network (on-site or remotely)
- NPS staff with a password or other authentication for remote access
- Walk-ins and guests using designated on-site library workstations.
It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure that her/his use of NPS electronic resources complies with U.S. Copyright Law and does not breach the Terms and Conditions specified in the license agreements between NPS and various vendors.
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- Using e-resources for scholarly, educational or research, teaching, and private study purposes.
- Viewing, downloading, copying, printing, and saving a copy of search results for your own personal, educational, or research use.
- Viewing, downloading, copying, printing, and saving individual articles or book chapters for your own personal, educational, or research use.
- Sending a copy of an article or book chapter to another authorized NPS user, i.e., current NPS faculty, student or staff.
- Posting just the URL link to the publisher's version of the article not a PDF or copy of the article on a class website. Publisher links will only allow access by authorized users.
Important exception: posting URL links to Harvard Business Review articles is expressly prohibited!
- Use of robots or intelligent agents to do systematic, bulk, or automatic downloading.
- Systematic downloading or printing of entire journal issues or volumes, or multiple chapters of books or proceedings. There are a few exceptions: SPRINGER allows full-book downloads for your own personal, educational, or research use.
- Using e-resources for commercial gain, i.e., you may not resell, redistribute, or republish licensed content.
- Sending a copy of an article or book chapter to unauthorized users, i.e., you may not email, send to a mailing list, or post on social websites.
- Posting the publisher's version or PDF of an article to a class website. Instead, post the URL link to the publisher's version of the article. Publisher links will only allow access by authorized users.