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Copyright Question Framework

A step-by-step approach to analyzing most copyright questions

Special Library Licensing Terms

Subscription digital products such as electronic journals and databases come with licensing terms & conditions that may make explicit reference to permitted and prohibited uses.

Site licenses permit certain uses of copyrighted materials by individuals affiliated with the institution that has purchased the license. The library is a good place to learn what works your institution has licensed and on what terms. The terms on which affiliates can use those materials are generally found on Terms of Use pages associated with the materials. For example, the Terms of Use for ARTstor can be found by entering the ARTstor database and then scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking on the link labelled “Terms.”