Appropriate Use Policy for E-resources

In Osaka University, you can use E-journals(approximately 15,500 titles), E-Books(approximately 9,000 titles), and Databases(more than 40).
E-resources are available only for the Osaka University members. Please note the following policies before using E-resources.


Policy on Acceptable Use of E-resources

Most E-resources are licensed by the library from companies in business for profit. The following are prohibited:
Make sure violation of the terms of use may result in the suspension of the E-resources access for the entire university community.

  • Systematic downloads (especially for getting massive amounts of articles)
  • Distributing copyrighted materials
  • Use of resources for private business or commercial activities

Notification about plug-in software for systematic downloads.

  • Some plug-in software (e.g. BrowsterASleipnir) automatically download every files through the links on the page you’re visiting.
  • In this case, if you search websites by scholarly keywords, unintended systematic downloads may happen.
  • Please note not to access to E-resources when you use PCs with such kind of plug-in software.