Indexes & Databases
The University of Maine System Libraries, the Maine State Library, and/or individual participating libraries have signed license agreements that govern the use of many of the electronic resources listed in MARINER, including online databases, indexes, e-journals, and e-books. The agreements require these institutions to provide access only to authorized users, who vary according to the agreement. They also require that authorized users follow acceptable use policies.
- Search, view, retrieve and display licensed data
- Save or print limited amounts or parts of the data for personal research use
- Uses allowed under copyright (may be further restricted by license terms)
Examples of unacceptable uses of resources and data:
- Commercial use
- Redistribution of data to unauthorized users, e.g. via e-mail, a web site, or a database
- Republication of the resource or the data
- Providing access to unauthorized users, e.g. those outside the University of Maine System for
- System-licensed resources
- Automated or excessive data crawling within resources
- Removal or alteration of a copyright holder’s information
Authorized users who breach license agreements may lose access to resources and may face disciplinary action. Misuse may even result in loss of access for an individual institution or the entire University of Maine System community. Please contact a librarian at your institution if you have questions concerning acceptable use of electronic resources listed in MARINER. You may also wish to refer to electronic communications policies or codes of conduct that are in place at the campus authorizing your access to library resources.