Guidelines for Using Digital Content
Some general principles apply for permitted and non-permitted uses.
Viewing, downloading, copying, printing, and saving individual articles or search results.
Using e-resources for research and teaching.
Sending a copy of an article to another authorized user.
Sharing the URL, or posting it.
Citing small portions of content in your published research.
NOTE: Engagement in any of the activities below may result in suspension of your access, and possibly access for the entire Vanderbilt campus.
Usually Not Permitted:
Systematically downloading or distributing large volumes of material.
Using e-resources for personal commercial gain.
Sharing content with unauthorized users.
Publicly posting the full text of articles.
If the resource allows you to create a personal account, you should not use your Vanderbilt ID and password. More information can be found here.
If in doubt, Ask a Librarian .