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Use of Licensed Materials

We provide access to many licensed electronic resources in order to support the research and learning needs of UNE students, faculty, and staff.

What are licensed resources?

Licensed resources include databases, online journals, e-books, streaming videos, and other services which we make available to current UNE students, faculty, staff, and clinical affiliates under licensing agreements with publishers and other vendors. While individual vendors have their own license agreements with us governing the use of their content which may be more or less restrictive, our users are expected to respect the general terms and conditions outlined in this policy.

Misuse of licensed electronic resources may result in suspension of access, personal liability, or loss of access for the entire UNE community.

Authorized Users

Use of our licensed content requires a valid UNE login and password, provided to current students, faculty, and staff by UNE’s Information Technology Services (ITS). Preceptors and clinical affiliates may receive access at the discretion of their affiliated departments. Alumni and visitors to campus receiving research assistance may request guest access to a library computer in order to access library resources during business hours.

Using Licensed Resources

You may access, download, print, copy, save or link to reasonable portions of a licensed electronic resource for the purposes of research, teaching, and private study. This policy is not intended to supplant fair use or other exceptions as detailed in UNE’s Copyright Policy or as dictated by United States copyright law. Contact Digital Services & Systems Librarian Stew MacLehose with questions about use of online resources.

Creating Links

We encourage those who would like to share our licensed electronic resources with authorized users to use a persistent link to the source rather than downloading a PDF to share. Learn more about creating persistent links and why this is important.

Prohibited Uses

Our licensed electronic resources are for non-commercial use only. Licenses also typically prohibit:

  • Systematic downloading
  • Distribution of content
  • Retaining substantial portions of content
  • Using automated software to retrieve content
  • Facilitating access to content by unauthorized users – do not share your login and password. If you suspect unauthorized activity on your account immediately report this to the library and UNE’s ITS.

You may not remove, obscure, or deface copyright or trademark notices. Other restrictions may apply; contact Digital Services and Systems Librarian Stew MacLehose with any questions or concerns.

Suspicious Activity

If we detect suspicious activity from your account, we will block your account and notify you immediately. Your access will be restored once you have changed your password through UNE OKTA. We will never request that you give us your password over email, text or phone.

Stew MacLehose, Digital Services & Systems Librarian

Questions & Help

For questions about this policy, please contact:
Stew MacLehose, Digital Services and Systems Librarian.