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Copyright and Fair Use at XJTLU Library

Suggestions for teachers, students and researchers

As authorised users (All current staff and students of XJTLU, and any visiting scholars and students who have been authorised by the Library to use its electronic resources), you should pay attention to the following suggestions on the use and copying of library materials.


  • You may send a copy of an article, a document or alike downloaded from the Library’s electronic resources portal to another authorised user. You should avoid giving the downloaded resources to individuals or organisations outside the University.  


  • You may make electronic material available through a secure intranet or virtual learning environment (e.g. ICE) for teaching use with appropriate acknowledgement of its source and link. Yet some publishers do not permit users to upload resources. Please contact the Library if you are not sure whether certain material can be uploaded. 


  • It is always suggested that you acknowledge the source when using library materials. Authors’ name, journal title, the publisher’s copyright notices, or other means of identification of the material shall not be removed or altered. Even when you use external online material, you should always credit the source of your information.


  • You should not use the Library’s electronic resources for commercial purposes on all accounts unless you have agreement with the copyright owner.