Use of Licensed Electronic Resources Policy

The UConn Library acquires access to Licensed Electronic Resources to support the research and learning needs of the University of Connecticut. Users of these Licensed Electronic Resources must comply with the general terms and conditions outlined below.

What Are Licensed Electronic Resources?

“Licensed Electronic Resources” means the research databases, ebooks, ejournals, and other electronic research and curricular support materials which the UConn Library licenses from publishers, enabling the UConn community to access and use these resources.

Authorized Users                                                                                                    

Persons authorized to use UConn’s Licensed Electronic Resources include UConn faculty, staff, students, emeritus faculty, and (in most cases) affiliates. Remote access by these users through a secure login connection established by the University is permitted, with the exception of a small number of resources acquired to support UConn Health or UConn School of Law. Members of the general public may access most Licensed Electronic Resources through computers or wireless networks at the libraries, but solely on a walk-in basis. UConn alumni and other community members are not permitted to access Licensed Electronic Resources away from the university’s physical locations.

Permitted Uses

Authorized Users may display, download, print, copy, or link to reasonable portions of each Licensed Electronic Resource for the purposes of research, teaching, and private study. To inquire about other permitted uses, please contact the UConn Library. This Policy is not intended to supersede fair use or other exceptions under United States copyright law.

Prohibited Uses

Using UConn’s Licensed Electronic Resources for commercial purposes is prohibited. Systematic downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of a Licensed Electronic Resource or retrieving information by use of automated software is prohibited. Users may not remove, obscure, or deface copyright or trademark notices. Users should contact the Library or the publisher before using text or data mining methods on any Licensed Electronic Resource. Other restrictions may apply; contact the Library with any questions or concerns.

Use by University Affiliates

“Affiliates” are individuals who are not faculty, staff, or students and are not on the University’s payroll but who are issued credentials for the purpose of benefiting the institutional mission of research, teaching, learning, or outreach. While most Licensed Electronic Resources permit use by Affiliates, some of these resources are restricted to UConn faculty, staff, and students only.

Use of the following Licensed Electronic Resources by University Affiliates is strictly prohibited. The following list may not be comprehensive and is subject to change.

  1. Gartner Market Analysis
  2. Euromonitor Passport
  3. RIA Checkpoint (both full and limited versions)
  4. SciFinder Scholar
  5. WRDS (Audit Analytics, Compustat, etc.)

Loss of Access

Use of Licensed Electronic Resources in ways that contravene this Policy may lead to suspension of library privileges or even personal liability for individuals who violate this Policy. Misuse may also lead to suspension or loss of access to those resources for the entire UConn community.

Learn More

For a listing of major Licensed Electronic Resources and for notes on any unusual permitted or prohibited uses, please see the UConn Library’s AZ Databases list or contact For Health Sciences Library resources, see the Health Sciences Library’s Databases list or contact For UConn School of Law, please see the Law Library’s Database Search or contact

Contact Us

For questions about this policy, please contact

This policy was last revised on August 24, 2018.