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 Premier, 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. If you wish to see the original licence for more in-depth information of what you're allowed to do, please see links below.



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License Agreements

ACLS Humanities Ebook
Askews and Holts (VLeBooks)
Britannica Academic
Burney Collection
Business Source Premier
Cambridge Companions Online
Cambridge Journals Digital Archive
Cambridge University Press
DeGruyter SSH English Collection
Education Research Complete
Elsevier (Science Direct)
Exact Editions
Financial Analysis Made Easy (FAME)
Humaninities International Complete
JISC Historical Texts (JISC eCollections)
JISC Journal Archives (JISC (eCollections)
Literacy Encyclopedia
Migration to New Worlds
Nineteenth Century British Library Newspapers
Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals
Oxford University Press
Parliamentary Papers
Periodicals Archive Online
Periodicals Archive Online 50 title selection
Project Muse
ProQuest Archives
Psychology and Behavioural Science Collection
Regional Business News
Routledge Handbooks Online
Sage Premier
Taylor and Francis
Taylor and Francis Geography Archive
Wiley Online


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