Licensed Journals and Databases

The University Library holds many license agreements with publishers and distributors of journals and collections in electronic format. These agreements generally permit reasonable amounts of downloading, printing, linking, or other uses of the licensed content. To determine the allowed uses for articles in a subscription journal:


For example, if you searched for the journal Review of Philosophy and Psychology you would retrieve the following result:

sample terms of use

After clicking View, you should see a "License Terms of Use" chart like the one pictured immediately below that lists permitted uses for articles used on E-Reserve/Moodle or in Coursepack. As well, Scholarly Sharing indicates whether you may share a copy of the article with a research colleague who is not a U of L student, faculty or staff member.

sample terms of use

Alternatively, you can look up an article title in Summon and then view its terms of use:

Note that if you are re-using a Moodle course containing copyrighted material, permissions must be reassessed each time the course materials are used again in a new term as the copyright or licensing status of some materials may have changed. For more information see Reusing Content under the Moodle tab on the Copyright website. The University Copyright Advisor office is happy to assist you with permissions assessment of your Moodle course materials.