License Information

Many of the electronic resources available through Steely Library are governed by license agreements which generally restrict access and use to NKU students, faculty, staff and on-site users of the library. Users are individually responsible for ensuring that these resources are used for personal and/or educational non-commercial purposes without systematically downloading, distributing, printing or retaining substantial portions of the information. Examples of prohibited uses include, but are not limited to, such actions as downloading or printing entire journal issues, or electronically transmitting online content to mailing lists or electronic bulletin boards. Keep in mind that restrictions vary from resource to resource.

General license information is provided in the following tables. Table 1 lists publisher packages and Table 2 lists individually subscribed electronic resources. Search for a resource by the call number found in NKUIRE. If the call number indicates a package name (i.e. Electronic Access ACS) then use Table 1. If the call number is simply Electronic Access, then search by title in Table 2.

Table 1.

Call Number Printing Permitted for Personal Use (single article) Downloading Permitted for Personal Use (single article) Course and Reserve Packs Permitted SourceFinder Permitted Blackboard Permitted Notes
ACLS History e-books (call number varies) Yes-as permitted under copyright law Yes-as permitted under copyright law Yes-as permitted under copyright law Yes-as permitted under copyright law Links only  
Credo Reference e-books (call number varies) Yes-individual entries Yes-individual entries Yes-as permitted under copyright law Yes-as permitted under copyright law Links only  
Ebrary e-books (call number varies) Yes-portions of a book only as permitted under copyright law Yes-portions of a book only as permitted under copyright law No Yes as permitted under copyright law Links only  
Electronic Access ACS Yes Yes No Yes Links only  
Electronic Access EJS Yes Yes Varies by publisher Varies by publisher Links only ILL—see publisher licenses on title pages or use print issues
Electronic Access JSTOR Yes-single articles only Yes-single articles only No Yes-Only printed materials; no electronic copies Links only  
Electronic Access Project Muse Yes Yes Yes Yes Links only  
Electronic Access Science Direct Yes Yes Links can be added to electronic coursepacks and reserves Yes-if printed and mailed, faxed or via Ariel--No direct electronic transmission. Links only Provided through Elsevier’s Science Direct
Electronic Access Wiley Yes Yes Yes Yes Links only ILL-electronic file must be deleted after printing when using Ariel
NetLibrary e-books (call number varies) Yes - portions of a book only Yes-portions of a book only No Yes-as permitted under copyright law Links only  
Safari Tech Books Online (call number varies) Yes-portions of a book only Yes-portions of a book only Yes-up to 2 sections of a book Yes-as permitted under copyright law Links only Limited to 1 simultaneous user

Table 2.

Call Number Printing Permitted for Personal Use (single article) Downloading Permitted for Personal Use (single article) Course and Reserve Packs Permitted SourceFinder Permitted Blackboard Permitted Notes
ABI/Inform Global Yes Yes No No Links only ProQuest database
Academic Search Premier [EBSCOhost] Yes Yes No No Links only EBSCOhost database
Academic Search [Lexis-Nexis database] Yes-must use print command on the service; Single printout for personal use Yes-must use download command on service; Single printout for personal use; store no longer than 90 days;Patents—no more than 200 at any one time No No No Lexis-Nexis database
Access Newspaper Archive Yes Yes Yes Yes Links only  
Accessible Archives [databases] Yes Yes Yes Yes Links only Provider: Accessible Archives
ACM Digital Library Yes Yes Yes if no fee to student Yes--print copies only Links only Association of Computing Machinery publications
African Affairs Yes Yes No Yes-Single paper copy of electronic original provided electronic file is deleted after printing. Links only Oxford Press
African American Nineteenth Century Newspapers Yes Yes Yes Yes Links only Provider: Accessible Archives
Agricola Yes Yes No No Links only EBSCOhost database
Alt-Press Watch Yes Yes No No Links only ProQuest database
Call Number Printing Permitted for Personal Use (single article) Downloading Permitted for Personal Use (single article) Course and Reserve Packs Permitted SourceFinder Permitted Blackboard Permitted Notes
Aluka Yes Yes No Yes Links only  
America: History and Life Yes Yes No No Links only Limited to 2—6 users.
American Journal of Physics Yes Yes No Yes-print copy only Links only  
American Journal on Mental Retardation Yes Yes No Yes-as permitted under copyright law; print copy only Links only  
Applied Science & Technology Yes Yes-one copy No No Links only WilsonWeb
Art Index Yes Yes No No Links only WilsonWeb
ARTstor Yes Yes Yes No Links only  
Biography and Genealogy Master Index Yes No No No Links only Limited to 2 users
Biography Reference Bank Yes Yes No No Links only WilsonWeb
Book Review Digest Plus Yes Yes No No Links only WilsonWeb
Call Number Printing Permitted for Personal Use (single article) Downloading Permitted for Personal Use (single article) Course and Reserve Packs Permitted SourceFinder Permitted Blackboard Permitted Notes
Books In Print Yes No No No Links only  
Business Source Premier Yes Yes No No Links only EBSCOhost database
Career and Technical Education Yes Yes No No Links only ProQuest database
Cataloger's Desktop Yes-limited to 20 screens per user per a 24-hour period Yes-limited to 10 consecutive lines at a time and not exceeding 300 lines per day per user No No No Single user. Password required. Library staff use only.
CES EduPack [CD-ROM] Yes - information from the database only No No No No Restricted to use on-campus- 5 users only
CINAHL Yes Yes No No Links only EBSCOhost database
Civil War Newspapers Yes Yes Yes Yes Links only Provider: Accessible Archives
Classical Music Library Yes Yes No No Links only  
Clinical Pharmacology Yes Yes No No Links only EBSCOhost database
Cochrane Library Yes Yes Yes Yes Links only ILL electronic file must be deleted after printing when using Ariel
Call Number Printing Permitted for Personal Use (single article) Downloading Permitted for Personal Use (single article) Course and Reserve Packs Permitted SourceFinder Permitted Blackboard Permitted Notes
Collection & Mass Media Complete Yes Yes No No Links only EBSCOhost database
CollegeSource Yes Yes No No Links only  
Compustat Yes Yes No No Citation only 1 copy - PC 320 Steely 3rd Floor, 4 copies - ST125
Congressional(base edition) [Lexis-Nexis database] Yes must use print command on the service; Single printout for personal use Yes-must use download command on service; Single printout for personal use; store no longer than 90 days;Patents no more than 200 at any one time No No No Lexis-Nexis database
Consumer Media Advertising Source Yes-portions of as permitted under copyright law Yes-portions of as permitted under copyright law Yes Yes as permitted under copyright law Links only  
CQ Researcher Yes Yes Yes Yes Links only  
CQ Weekly Yes Yes Yes Yes Links only  
CRSP Database Yes No No No No Does not allow use for consulting or other for-profit uses
Domestic Violence [CD-ROM] Yes Yes Yes No No Restricted to use on-campus
Doody's Core Titles Yes Yes Yes No Links only  
Call Number Printing Permitted for Personal Use (single article) Downloading Permitted for Personal Use (single article) Course and Reserve Packs Permitted SourceFinder Permitted Blackboard Permitted Notes
EBSCO Animals Yes Yes No No Links only EBSCOhost database
EBSCOhost [database] Yes Yes No No Links only  
English Short Title Catalog Yes-single records only Yes-single records only No No Citation only  
ERIC Yes Yes No No Links only EBSCOhost database
Facts.com Yes Yes No No Links only Permission must be granted for other than personal use
FirstSearch Databases Yes Yes-for temporary storage only No No Links only  
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia Yes Yes No No Links only EBSCOhost database
General Science Index Yes Yes No No Links only WilsonWeb
GeoRef Yes Yes No No Links only EBSCOhost database
Godey’s Lady Book Yes Yes Yes Yes Links only Provider: Accessible Archives
Call Number Printing Permitted for Personal Use (single article) Downloading Permitted for Personal Use (single article) Course and Reserve Packs Permitted SourceFinder Permitted Blackboard Permitted Notes
Government Periodicals Index [Lexis-Nexis database] Yes-must use print command on the service; Single printout for personal use Yes-must use download command on service; Single printout for personal use; store no longer than 90 days;Patents—no more than 200 at any one time No No No Lexis-Nexis database
Grove Music Online Yes Yes Yes No Links only  
Health Source Consumer Edition Yes Yes No No Links only EBSCOhost database
Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition Yes Yes No No Links only EBSCOhost database
Historical Abstracts Yes Yes No No Links only Limited to 2—6 users
Historical New York Times Yes Yes No No Links only ProQuest database
Humanities Index Yes Yes No No Links only WilsonWeb
IEEE Security & Privacy Magazine Yes Yes No No Links only  
IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering Yes Yes No No Links only  
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing Yes Yes No No Links only  
Call Number Printing Permitted for Personal Use (single article) Downloading Permitted for Personal Use (single article) Course and Reserve Packs Permitted SourceFinder Permitted Blackboard Permitted Notes
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis & Machinery Yes Yes No No Links only  
IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering Yes Yes No No Links only  
Index Islamicus Yes Yes Yes Yes Links only  
Iter Yes Yes-one copy of any search output for editing or temporary storage only No No Links only  
Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory & Criticism Yes Yes Yes No Links only  
Journal of Chemical Physics Yes Yes No Yes-print copy only Links only  
Journal of Economic History Yes No No No Links only  
Journal of Mammalogy Yes Yes Yes Yes Links only  
Journal of Mathematical Physics Yes Yes No Yes-print copy only Links only  
Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health Yes Yes Links can be added to electronic coursepacks and reserves Yes-if printed and mailed, faxed or via Ariel--No direct electronic transmission. Links only Provided through Elsevier’s Science Direct
Call Number Printing Permitted for Personal Use (single article) Downloading Permitted for Personal Use (single article) Course and Reserve Packs Permitted SourceFinder Permitted Blackboard Permitted Notes
Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data Yes Yes No Yes-print copy only Links only  
Journal of Youth and Adolescence Yes Yes No Yes Links only  
Kentucky Encyclopedia Yes Yes No No Links only  
Lexis-Nexis [database] Yes-must use print command on the service; Single printout for personal use Yes-must use download command on service; Single printout for personal use; store no longer than 90 days;Patents—no more than 200 at any one time No No No Lexis-Nexis database
Liberator Yes Yes Yes Yes Links only Provider: Accessible Archives
Library Literature & Information Science Full Text Yes Yes No No Links only WilsonWeb
Literature Resource Center Yes No No No Links only  
Mammalian Species Yes Yes Yes Yes Links only  
Management of the Newborn Experience [CD-ROM] Yes Yes No No No Network/multi-system use privilege--for multiple computers within campus and student's personal PCs.
Managing the Experience of Labor and Delivery [CD-ROM] Yes Yes No No No Network/multi-system use privilege--for multiple computers within campus and student's personal PCs.
Call Number Printing Permitted for Personal Use (single article) Downloading Permitted for Personal Use (single article) Course and Reserve Packs Permitted SourceFinder Permitted Blackboard Permitted Notes
MAS Ultra School Edition Yes Yes No No Links only EBSCOhost database
MasterFILE Premier Yes Yes No No Links only EBSCOhost database
MEDLINE Yes Yes No No Links only EBSCOhost database
Mergent Online Yes Yes No No Links only Limited to 5 users
Middle Search Plus Yes Yes No No Links only EBSCOhost database
MLA International Bibliography Yes Yes No Yes Links only  
Naxos Music May print texts No No No Links only  
Newsbank Newsfile Yes Yes No No Links only  
Newspaper Source Yes Yes No No Links only EBSCOhost database
Oxford English Dictionary Yes Yes No No Links only  
Call Number Printing Permitted for Personal Use (single article) Downloading Permitted for Personal Use (single article) Course and Reserve Packs Permitted SourceFinder Permitted Blackboard Permitted Notes
Philosophers’ Index Yes-limited to 1000 records Yes-limited to 1000 records No No Links only  
Physical Review A, B, C, D, E Yes Yes No Yes-print copy only Links only  
Physical Review Letters Yes Yes No Yes-print copy only Links only  
Portico Yes Yes No Yes Links only  
Pre-CINAHL Yes Yes No No Links only EBSCOhost database
Primary Search Yes Yes No No Links only EBSCOhost database
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Yes Yes No Yes-in electronic or digital form only as provided in CONTU and copyright law Links only  
Professional Development Collection Yes Yes No No Links only EBSCOhost database
PROLA Yes Yes No Yes-print copy only Links only  
ProQuest Computing Yes Yes No No Links only ProQuest database
Call Number Printing Permitted for Personal Use (single article) Downloading Permitted for Personal Use (single article) Course and Reserve Packs Permitted SourceFinder Permitted Blackboard Permitted Notes
ProQuest Digital Dissertations Yes Yes No No Links only ProQuest database
PsychINFO Yes Yes No No Links only EBSCOhost database
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection Yes Yes No No Links only EBSCOhost database
Public Opinion Quarterly Yes Yes No Yes-Single paper copy of electronic original provided electronic file is deleted after printing. Links only Oxford Press
Regional Business News Yes Yes No No Links only EBSCOhost database
Religion and Philosophy Collection Yes Yes No No Links only EBSCOhost database
ReSource: AICPA’s Accounting and Auditing Literature Yes No No No Citation only CD-ROM. Library use only.
Reviews of Modern Physics Yes Yes No Yes-print copy only Links only  
RIA Checkpoint Yes Only as permitted on RIA’s site No No Links only  
Scientific American Yes Yes No No Links only EBSCOhost Database
Call Number Printing Permitted for Personal Use (single article) Downloading Permitted for Personal Use (single article) Course and Reserve Packs Permitted SourceFinder Permitted Blackboard Permitted Notes
SciFinder Scholar Yes Yes-no more than 5,000 records stored; stored records must be destroyed at project end No No Citations only Walk-ins are not allowed to use
Scopus Yes Yes Links can be added to electronic coursepacks and reserves Yes-if printed and mailed, faxed or via Ariel--No direct electronic transmission. Links only Provided through Elsevier’s Science Direct
Sex Roles Yes Yes No Yes Links only  
Sociological Abstracts Yes Yes Yes Yes Links only  
Sociological Collection Yes Yes No No Links only EBSCOhost database
Tetrahedron Letters Yes Yes Links can be added to electronic coursepacks and reserves Yes-if printed and mailed, faxed or via Ariel--No direct electronic transmission. Links only Provided through Elsevier’s Science Direct
Theatre in Video Yes Yes Yes Yes Links only  
TOPICsearch Yes Yes No No Links only EBSCOhost database
Ulrich’s Web Yes No No No Links only  
Value Line Yes Yes Yes Yes Links only Fair Use Applies
Call Number Printing Permitted for Personal Use (single article) Downloading Permitted for Personal Use (single article) Course and Reserve Packs Permitted SourceFinder Permitted Blackboard Permitted Notes

Contact Information

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