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Responsible Use of CORE Electronic Resources

Responsible Use of Electronic Resources

Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies and the CORE Library contracts with a variety of vendors and publishers to provide authorized users with thousands of electronic resources (databases, abstracts, e-journals, full text, etc,) at a substantial cost each year.

In addition to paying for these resources, CORE, in consultation with the Arizona Health Information Network, negotiates license agreements that stipulate how and by whom they may be used. These contractual license agreements govern the access, use, and reproduction of these resources. Additionally, the use of electronic resources must meet standards for fair use under copyright law and comply with Cummings' policy governing the use of technology, discussed in the Course Catalog.   If license terms are violated by anyone, licensors have the right to temporarily suspend access for the entire Cummings community. In some cases, licenses can be permanently revoked.

You can help prevent problems with our electronic resource providers by adhering to "good practice" and avoiding improper use. While licenses vary, here are some general terms of use for CORE Library resources:

Unless Otherwise Noted:


  • Make limited print or electronic copies (such as single articles) with proper attribution
  • Use materials for personal, instructional or research needs
  • Share with Cummings faculty, staff and students
  • Create links to specific content


  • Engage in systematic or substantial printing, copying or downloading (such as entire journal issues or books)
  • Sell or redistribute content, use it for commercial purposes, or provide it to an employer
  • Share with people other than CORE faculty, staff and students
  • Post actual content or articles from the electronic resources to web sites or listservs
  • Modify, alter, or create derivative works.

Always acknowledge your source on any published or unpublished document when you use information found on electronic resources.  Consult our Research Guide on APA Format for more information.