Copyright at the University Library: Licensed Resources

Usage Rights Mondo Database

The University Library's Usage Rights Database is designed to assist you to find important license information as it pertains to the use of our electronic resources.

When searching for a specific e-journal title, you can see what is, and is not, permitted to use for the purpose of:

  • e-reserves,
  • direct linking, or
  • inclusion in course packs and course management systems,e.g. Blackboard.

A 3 minute YouTube video shows you how to search for e-resources and discover the allowable uses as determined by licenses that the library signs with e-resource owners/providers on behalf of the university.


Licensed Resources

You can make a copy  if a work has been licensed and permits copying such as

  • Creative Commons licenses
  • Open Access works (see the Open Access tab on this guide)
  • Resources including ebooks and ejournals that have been licensed by the U of S (information from the usage rights database)
  • Personal or institutional subscriptions

Contact Us

If you would have any questions about licensed resources for your research or teaching purposes, please contact the liaison librarian assigned to your college/division/school.