Information on how electronic resources such as databases, e-journals and e-books may be used by library patrons. The user conditions may vary depending on whether the material is part of our subscriptions or available under an open access license.
As a library patron, you have subscription-based access to materials such as databases, e-journals and e-books. What our users can do with the materials is regulated in the agreements.
In general, the following apply:
utilise the materials for personal use, pedagogical purposes or research purposes
download articles for personal use or to forward to others within Umeå university
link to articles, journals and other e-resources – just remember that the receiving party needs to be able to log in to see them
compile articles in PDF format in course materials stored in systems that require log in with Umu-id (for example Canvas or Moodle)
print single articles or chapters.
download entire or massive parts of a database or publication platform in a systematic manner
change or plagiarise the work of others
put the material to commercial use
forward data or articles to webpages or list servers.
Open access materials
In addition to the subscription-based materials e-resources are available open access to be reached through the library information structures. The use of these materials is regulated through the license assigned to it by the copyright holder. Usually, the license is a Creative Commons (CC) license.
More information about the different types of CC licenses can be found here: