Answered By: Jennifer Luzadder
Last Updated: Feb 04, 2015     Views: 16

The library has purchased access to resources, but we don’t actually own them.  

Each database (and sometimes publications within databases) has its own terms of use. Some companies, like Films on Demand, have given us free reign to embed content freely; others want us to bring the student into the database to get the item, rather than pulling the item from the database and embedding it in the course. So, we must provide a link that takes them to the article citation within the database - not just a link that takes them directly to the article. Additionally, many publications restrict us from providing a link to a specific resource for more than one consecutive term. 

Harrison does subscribe to the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) Academic Annual License, which extends permissions for text-based resources within their catalog.  A large percentage of library content can be found in the CCC database, so your first course of action will be to search for the resource in the CCC catalog, and follow the guidelines there.  If the item is not covered by the CCC license, try using one of the Decision Tools to help guide you.  

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