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Conditions of Use

Authorized Users Summary

The license agreements governing the electronic resources clearly state who may, or may not, access these resources from off campus.  Below is a summary of the permitted user groups: 

Students (full time or part time)

NOSM undergraduate, postgraduate, and dietetic interns are entitled to off campus access to the electronic resources.  In addition, Lakehead and Laurentian undergraduate and postgraduate students are also allowed to access the electronic resources via their respective institutions.

Faculty (full time or part time)

Current faculty of NOSM, Lakehead University, or Laurentian University are entitled to off campus access to the electronic resources via their respective institutions.

Visiting Faculty

Faculty visiting NOSM for a period of time may be granted off-campus access to the electronic resources for the duration of their stay.

Walk-in Visitors

Visitors to NOSM are permitted to access the electronic resources on site via one of the library’s public computers.

Conditions of Use - Electronic Resources

The Health Sciences Library negotiates, on behalf of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), many license agreements for electronic resources. Although these resources are licensed for the use of NOSM faculty, staff, residents and students, the agreements are also legal contracts that govern appropriate use.

Actual terms and conditions vary with each agreement, but it is the responsibility of each member of the NOSM community to be aware of, and abide by, the following conditions when using the electronic resources made available by the library:

  • Authorized users may view, download, copy, print, save and store, for editing or temporary storage only, SINGLE COPIES of individual search results or SINGLE COPIES of individual articles [i.e. not entire issues of journals] for personal use, scholarly, educational or scientific research or study, in accordance with Canadian copyright law.
  • Authorized users may NOT share their right to access the resources with other persons or organizations (sharing username/password is prohibited).
  • Off-campus (remote) access is restricted to NOSM's current faculty, staff, residents and students.
  • It is not permitted to use robots or intelligent agents to systematically download or reassemble any portion of the licensed products.
  • Authorized users must not transmit, disseminate or otherwise make the licensed resources available to unauthorized persons or organizations, by any means.
  • Where it is required by the vendor, users must read and agree to the terms of a resource's license prior to using.
  • Commercial use is not permitted.

Consequences of Unauthorized Use

Publishers monitor usage and the violation of a license agreement, by anyone in the user community, can result in the cancellation of the agreement and/or the suspension of access for the entire institution.

As such, violation of the above conditions, by any authorized user, may result in the termination of their access.

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