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CSU-Global General Electronic Content & Licensing Restrictions

Use of Licensed Databases

Databases provided by the CSU-Global Library are intended for non-commercial, educational, or personal research purposes only.

  • Use of these resources is governed by licensing contracts between the Library and specific content providers. 
  • Users of library-licensed resources are expected to be aware of and comply with the terms of agreements.
  • Publishers monitor use of electronic resources to ensure the terms of their licensing agreements are enforced. Violations of agreements can result in loss of access to a resource(s) for the entire campus.
  • In general, licenses for electronic resources allow current students, faculty, and staff to access these resources for non-commercial, educational, scholarly, and research purposes. Although the terms of use of each license are unique, typically licenses follow some general rules of thumb. See General Guidelines.