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Terms of use of databases

The majority of electronic resources (databases, e-journals, e-books) made available through the Università Bocconi Library are governed by license agreements between the Library and publishers or vendors. These define specific terms and conditions of use, i.e. authorized users, permissions and restrictions. Access to the licensed electronic resources is only for educational, research, or personal use.

When a license applies, the relevant terms and conditions of use for each resource may be found on the resource information records or by clicking on Resource Info & License



  It is permitted to

It is forbidden to

  • Display, search, download, print and store the licensed materials for scholarly research, educational and personal use only.

  • Share your own IDs and password with third parties, nor to enable anyone other than authorized user to use the licensed materials

  • Create a temporary link to a journal article or a book chapter for use in electronic course packs (Textbooks) or learning management systems provided proper reference to the author and source is given, and with the authorization of the Library
  • Distribute or transmit (by whatever means, e.g. fax, e-mail, social networks, etc.) the licensed materials to anyone other than authorized users
  • Systematically download, print and store an excessive portion of the licensed materials (e.g. an entire journal issue or e- book), also by use of specific software

  • Remove, obscure or modify any copyright author attribution or other notices included in the licensed materials

  • Make any usefor commercial purposes

  • Make any use that exceeds or violates the terms and conditions of use without the prior written permission of Licensor

  • Consequences of misuse

    Publishers monitor the usage of electronic resources to verify compliance with licensing agreements. Misuse or violation of license restrictions may result in the termination of the license agreement and in the withdrawal of any access rights to the electronic resource.


    Last Update: 16/4/2019

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