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Use of e-resources: Conditions of use for e-resources

The use of electronic resources licensed by the Aalto University Learning Centre.

Who may access the resources?

The resources may be used by the students, researchers, teachers and other employees of Aalto University by logging in with their Aalto accounts to support studies, research and teaching activities.

Other customers may use most of the resources on computers reserved for the purpose at the Learning Centre offices.

Contact information

Fastest way to get help concerning e-resources is via email:

What is permitted?

  • Browsing.
  • Searching.
  • Printing and saving of a reasonable amount of search results for personal study and research.
  • E-mailing material to a colleague as a part of scientific communication.
  • Use in non-commercial teaching material by linking to materials on a service provider's website.

What is prohibited?

  • Systematic or considerable copying or saving of resources.
  • Commercial use of resources.
  • Use of programs which automatically search or rake for resources (spider, crawler, robot).
  • Modifying, applying, moving, translating or creating resources based on the resources provided by the service or any other action violating the copyright restrictions of the resources.
  • Creating a new collection from the materials provided by the service by systematically saving the whole or parts of the material.
  • Make licensed material available to others eg. in the open web.

Detailed conditions of use

Principles described above apply to the library materials in general, but for individual materials there might be divisions that are to be followed.

Most of the materials have been acquired via FinELib consortium, and thorough conditions of use for them have been compiled on this website: