Terms and conditions for library online resources , Ngā ture hei toro rauemi ā-ipurangi

Find out who has access to the Library's article databases, e-journals and e-books, and read the terms and conditions for using these resources.

Who can use article databases, e-journals and e-books

Table outlining who can use article databases, e-journals and e-books at Massey University libraries, and terms of use.
Type of user Full access? Access requirements
Students Yes Must be enrolled in an approved course of study at Massey
Staff Yes Must have a valid Massey staff username
Alumni No, selected resources only Library membership required
Members of the public No, selected resources only – in person in the library Within Massey campus libraries only

General usage guidelines

In general, licence agreements allow you to:

  • download and save and / or print limited portions of content – for example, one or two articles from a journal issue, or one chapter of an ebook, for personal use
  • share content with other Massey University students, staff and researchers by sharing links to content
  • use content for Massey University-related assignments, research, or instruction
  • include links to content from secure teaching environments such as Stream.

In general, licence agreements do not allow you to:

  • share your Massey University username and password with anyone
  • post content to any non-secure public space such as websites, social media, or blogs
  • use content for commercial purposes, or for the benefit of any party external to Massey University
  • distribute content to anyone who is not affiliated with Massey University, including your non-Massey employers
  • use content without citing the source
  • remove or obscure copyright notices
  • download or make mass, automated, or systematic copies of content for electronic or hard copy distribution or storage
  • modify content or create derivative works or mashups
  • reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, modify, translate the source code, or create derivative works.

Sharing articles with others

When emailing an article to others, such as in journal clubs or for other scholarly purposes, it is better to send a link to the article rather than email a PDF attachment. You should do the same if meeting others to discuss a journal article – email a link to the article before the meeting, rather than printing one copy of the article, and then making photocopies of that copy.

Linking to the article helps us meet the licence requirements of almost every publisher. It also means we can more accurately track which journals are being used. This helps us make sure we renew or cancel journals.

Monitoring use

Publishers, Massey University Library, and ITS staff can monitor the use of all Massey staff and students. If licences are breached by anyone inside or outside the University, publishers can suspend all University access to the resource in question. Licence violations traced back to specific users may result in the suspension of individual accounts or other disciplinary measures.

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Alumni membership terms & conditions

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