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Conditions of Use and Licensing Restrictions for Electronic Resources

Montana State University Library subscribes to thousands of electronic journals, books, and other databases for use by authorized users (current faculty, students, and staff, and in most cases on-site visitors). The terms and conditions for using these resources are set out in electronic resource license agreements with each resource provider. It is the responsibility of individual users to ensure their use of electronic resources does not breach the terms and conditions specified in the license agreements. Licenses vary from publisher to publisher; however, the general principles are listed below. Breaches of the University's contractual arrangements with publishers could result in the suspension of access to the resources for the entire Montana State University community.