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Q. Electronic Resources Use Policy

Answered By: Beth Juhl
Last Updated: May 02, 2022     Views: 87

Appropriate Use of Licensed Resources

Most of the library's electronic resources are governed by license agreements that limit use to current students, faculty, and staff of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville or to individuals who are physically present at the Libraries' facilities.

  • Each user is responsible for ensuring that they use these products solely for noncommercial, educational, scholarly or research use.
  • Systematic downloading, distribution of content to non-authorized users, or indefinite retention of substantial portions of information is strictly prohibited.
  • The use of software such as scripts, agents, or robots is generally prohibited and may result in loss of access to these resources for the entire University of Arkansas community.
  • Data or text mining activities may be considered to be systematic downloading or harvesting by vendors and publishers. If you are interested in a text mining project with a library resource, contact our Data Services Librarian at to determine what our licenses allow. 

Authorized Users

In most cases, only current University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, students, faculty, and staff may access databases, electronic books, and electronic journals remotely.

Researchers, alumni, and community members who are not current U of A students, faculty, or staff are welcome to use most databases, electronic books, and electronic journals while in the library, but they may not access these resources remotely. Certain further restrictions apply to some databases.

Questions about remote access policies? Please email us as

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