Terms of use for online resources

Terms of use for online resources

When using online library resources including databases, journals and ebooks you must comply with:

  • The Copyright Act and any other legal requirements
  • Licence conditions that apply to any database or online resource.

How can you use online resources?

It is usually permitted to:

  • print, save, or email a reasonable number of articles or a reasonable amount of other information
  • make and use a copy for your personal teaching, learning and research at Swinburne
  • share a copy with other staff and students at Swinburne

It is usually not permitted to:

  • make a large number of copies from the same journal or database
  • make multiple copies of the same article to use as class handouts or in coursepacks
  • do any sort of systematic copying such as making a copy of every article in an issue of an online journal or making a copy of an entire online book
  • make a copy for use outside Swinburne Sarawak
  • use a resource for profit or commercial purposes
  • share a copy with people outside Swinburne Sarawak
  • make an electronic copy of a database article and post it online without permission.

Who can use a library database?

Current students and staff may use databases and online resources on the Swinburne Sarawak’s library website to support teaching, learning and research at Swinburne Sarawak.