Use of electronic resources

The Wilfrid Laurier University Library licenses many electronic resources for its staff, faculty, and current students including indexes, databases, e-journals, and e-books. Access to these resources is governed by contractual agreements (license agreements) with resource providers. The agreements stipulate that access to the resource is restricted to current students, faculty and staff of Wilfrid Laurier University. Use of these resources may only be used for educational and research purposes only and not for commercial purposes.

Through the Journal Title List, you will find permissions displayed to assist in using the electronic resources within the terms of the licence agreements.

What can I do with electronic resources?

Please remember that violations of our licence terms by anyone can result in the loss of access to that resource for the entire university community. If you are unsure about what you can do with a particular resource, check the permitted uses for that resource in our license database.

Allowed use of electronic resources
Generally allowed Generally not allowed
Use by "walk-in" users not affiliated with Wilfrid Laurier University Remote use for those who are not students, faculty or staff of Wilfrid Laurier University (see "Connect from home" for more information on remote use)
Printing or downloading a copy of an article for yourself Excessive printing or downloading (e.g. whole journal issues, whole books)
Using licensed material for research, instruction, and educational purposes Commercial use, selling or distributing licensed material
Sharing an article with a fellow member of the Wilfrid Laurier University community Sharing material with others not affiliated with Wilfrid Laurier University
Posting persistent links to licensed material Posting or scanning articles or book chapters on personal websites