eResource Policies

Policy for Use of Online Resources

Databases and electronic journals are provided for academic research by current authorized Georgia Tech faculty, students and staff only. The use of each online service is governed by copyright law and by the terms of the license between Georgia Tech and the publisher.

Permitted Uses

  • Searching the content of the online service, including searching, viewing and browsing tables of content, full-text of articles, bibliographic information and data
  • Downloading, saving and printing limited data or articles for personal, academic use only

NOTE: Downloading entire collections of data or entire issues of a journal or conference is a violation of copyright law and a violation of Georgia Tech's licenses with publishers.

Prohibited Uses

  • Any commercial use
  • Any systematic or substantial reproduction of the information provided in the database or electronic journal or creation of derivative works
  • Any alteration, modification, or repackaging of the information contents in the database or electronic journal, including creating a searchable archive
  • Any distribution of the information contents of the online service, or material downloaded from the online service, in any form.

Prohibited Actions

  • Adding, removing, or modifying identifying network header information (aka "spoofing")
  • Attempting to impersonate any person by using forged headers or other identifying information
  • Using any program/script/command or sending messages of any kind, designed to interfere with a user's session, by any means, (i.e., proxy hunters, spiders, robots)
  • Removing, modifying, or obscuring copyright notices or other notices and disclaimer.
  • Facilitating use or access by non-authorized users, including sharing your GT password or other login information with anyone

Enforcement

Unauthorized use of or access to these online services may violate the Georgia Tech Acceptable Use Policy and can result in individuals losing access to these online services and/or to the Georgia Tech network. Violation of the Georgia Tech Acceptable Use Policy can result in disciplinary action. Continued or repeated misuse of an online service can result in the loss of access for the entire Georgia Tech community.

Systematic Downloading of Data is Prohibited. For more info see:

Georgia Tech Acceptable Use Policy

Statement on Access to Electronic Resources

Databases and electronic journals are provided for academic research by current authorized Georgia Tech faculty, students and staff only. The use of each online service is governed by copyright law and by the terms of the license between Georgia Tech and the publisher.

Access for on-campus users is via campus IP addresses, which are registered with our eResources vendors. Below are some best practices if you are off-campus.

  • For access to electronic journals, we recommend accessing them through the Library's eJournals page. Our link resolver will ensure that you have the most current full text options and will pass you through the proxy server, which will allow the publishers' sites to recognize you as a legitimate Georgia Tech user.
  • This strategy works for databases as well: Visit the Library Databases page.
  • Another option is to use the proxy prefix with the publishers' direct links. Just add https://go.openathens.net/redirector/gatech.edu?url= to the beginning of the publisher’s URL.