Appropriate Use Policy for E-resources

E-resources are available only for the Osaka University members (almuni are not eligible for E-resources). 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
  • Use by people other than Osaka University faculty members and students (except when a PC for walk-in users is used)

Avoid excessive downloading

Please note that the following acts may also lead to excessive downloading.

  • Manually download files one after another in a short period of time. Without using software or automated program does not mean you can download an unlimited number of files.
  • Use the link prefetching function of your browser
  • Use a function of Mendeley, EndNote or any other document management tool to automatically collect full-text files

Use of E-resources accessible on limited campuses

Accessing E-resources that can be accessed only by limited campuses due to the terms of each publisher's contract is not guaranteed when you are trying to access them via network of graduate school or institution other than the one that subscribes to the E-resource.

Especially, please not that they are not available via: