Electronic Resources Policies

Databases and electronic journals are provided for academic research by current authorized Illinois Institute of Technology faculty, students and staff only. Note that some resources may be limited to Chicago-Kent users only.  The use of these online resources is governed by copyright law and by the terms of the license between university and the publisher.  Unauthorized use of or access to these online services may violate IIT Computer and Network Use Policies.

If you experience problems accessing electronic resources or have a question about access, please contact Reference

Prohibited Actions

  • Any commercial use.
  • Systematic or substantial reproduction of the information provided in the database or electronic journal or creation of derivative works.
  • The alteration, modification, or repackaging of the information contents in the database or electronic journal, including creating a searchable archive.
  • Distribution of the information contents of the online service, or material downloaded from the online service, in any form.
  • Systematic downloading of data collections or entire journals or conference proceedings.

The library maintains the right to deny access to its computing resources to patrons who violate acceptable rules for these resources, and the right to monitor network use and discipline staff members in accordance with IIT personnel policies if they violate acceptable use of computing resources.