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Terms of use of Electronic Resources

The University of Alicante offers the University community service a collection of electronic resources subscribed or acquired for the purpose of research, teaching and study.

These products are subject to different licensing. The license is a contract between the library of the University of Alicante and the Publisher or provider of information, which provides the terms of use of those resources that are necessary to know and accept prior to use.

Authorized users

  • Members of the University community (students, PDI and PAS) and other users authorized under conventions

Permitted uses

  • Users can print, store and copy articles of journals, chapters in books, or partial records databases, always in a reasonable number, and for purposes of research, teaching and study and that this contradicts the specific terms of each license.

Restrictions of use

  • Any use that is contrary to the existing intellectual property legislation.
  • Backup and storage of whole numbers of journals, e-books complete and of the entire contents or significant parts of databases.
  • Modify, adapt, manipulate, transform, translate or create derived works based on the materials included in these resources.
  • Using the information obtained for commercial or lucrative use.
  • Perform mass downloads of information, beyond the limits set by each producer.


It is advised to consult the conditions of use of the different portals of e-journals and database before use.



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