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Copyright and Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources

The University holds licences for all of its electronic databases and journals.

These resources are available to the staff and students of Cardiff University and should be used for teaching and research purposes only. It is a breach of licence conditions to use the data for commercial or business purposes.

You must observe the specific terms and conditions for each service that you use and, in particular:

  • You should not give your username and password to anyone else;
  • You should not attempt to download excessive portions of the resource into your own filespace or other electronic media;
  • You should not pass on any information you retrieve to a user who is not authorised to use the resource, or republish the material in any form.

Misuse of licensed resources jeopardises access for the entire University. The consequences of such misuse for the individual responsible may include the suspension of network access and library borrowing rights.

You are reminded that at Registration you agreed and signed up to the University IT Regulations and University Acceptable Use Policy which include the acceptable use of electronic resources and the University’s Copyright Policy. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are familiar with these Regulations. Further information about copyright and details of the licences are also available from the University Copyright Compliance Officer.