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E-Resources: Copyright and Licensing Restrictions


The J. Murrey Atkins Library subscribes to licensed e-resources, such as databases, journals, and books, in support of the educational and research needs of the UNC Charlotte campus community.  Access and use of our e-resources is governed by both copyright law and license agreements that restrict use to defined authorized users such as members of the campus community (generally faculty, employees, and enrolled students) as well as on-site walk-in users.  It is the responsibility of all authorized users to use these resources only for individual, non-commercial, research or learning purposes, as generally set forth below.

Users are advised that violation of these terms potentially jeopardizes campus access for all other authorized campus users and exposes violators to sanctions.  By using these e-resources, authorized users are indicating awareness of and compliance with the following terms and conditions.

Under our e-resource licenses, users generally may not:

  • permit anyone other than authorized users to use the licensed materials
  • modify or create a derivative work of licensed content or remove, obscure or modify any copyright or other notices included in the license materials
  • use the licensed materials for commercial purposes, including but not limited to the sale of the licensed materials
  • upload any licensed materials on an open website, including social networking sites
  • engage in systematic downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of the licensed materials
  • use software such as scripts, agents, robots, or spiders to retrieve information

Faculty, students and staff with questions about use of the licensed e-resources may contact Elizabeth Siler at


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