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Electronic Resource Use

The UT Southwestern Health Sciences Digital Library and Learning Center provides access to many electronic resources (e.g., databases, electronic journals, etc.), and the use of these resources is governed by license agreements and is restricted to authorized users only.  Authorized users are defined as faculty, staff, students, residents, and fellows currently employed or registered at UT Southwestern.Special request research assistance (by appointment only) is available with advance request.

License agreements generally permit the following for personal or research use only (in accordance with Fair Use):

  1. Print limited amounts of data
  2. Download limited amounts of data
  3. Email search results or articles to self or another authorized user

License agreements generally prohibit the following:

  1. Print or download large amounts of data or an entire journal issue
  2. Retransmission of data to non-authorized users
  3. Any commercial use
  4. Preparation of a derivative work or incorporation into any other work or system
  5. Sharing of individual passwords

Publishers monitor use of their electronic resources. Abuse of license terms may result in termination of individual privileges or termination of campus-wide access to particular resources.

If you have questions about authorized uses of electronic resources licensed by UT Southwestern Medical Center Library, please contact Kelly Gonzalez, Assistant Vice President for Library Services, at 214.648.2626 or kelly.gonzalez@utsouthwestern.edu.

Remote Use of Electronic Library Resources

UT Southwestern faculty, staff, and students are authorized to use many electronic resources from remote, non-campus locations (e.g., homes, offices, etc.) using acceptable remote access methods. For more information about those methods, please see the Library’s Off-Campus Access page.

If you do not find what you need, please Ask Us, use Live Chat (when available) or call 214-648-2001.