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York Libraries’ Subscriptions

York University Libraries subscribe to hundreds of databases that include millions of journal articles, newspaper articles, and eBooks. For each of these databases, York signs a license that grants certain permissions regarding how we can use the materials in these databases for specific purposes. Most databases allow you to link to material, but some also allow you to include material in course packs and post materials in York’s Learning Management System, such as Moodle.

Using York’s eResources that are accessible via existing library licence subscriptions is an effective way to create an affordable (or permission-free) and copyright-compliant reading list for your course. To find out whether the university has existing rights to a work via licence agreement, search for a book or periodical title on the library catalog site. If the library has the work in its eResources collection, the catalog entry will include a link that allows you to view the licence’s terms of use. This page will indicate exactly what is permitted under the terms of the licensing agreements that we have with each database provider. This license information will show up in your results when you search the library catalogue, as well as on the Find it @ York menus.

Watch a quick video of how this service works here: OUL Licensing Database 2-Minute Demo

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