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Walk-in Resources

Visitor access to e-resources

University Associates and members of the public doing research may use the library free of charge for reference purposes; this includes access to a designated PC with a range of electronic databases covering the majority of subject areas delivered within the University.

Please ask at the Information desk for further details.

Available walk-in resources

 Database Database
 AMED (Allied and complementary medicine database) MLA International Bibliography
 Business Source Complete
 New Scientist
 Construction Information Service Oxford Art Online
 Eighteenth Century Collections Online
 Oxford Journals
 Engineer IT Enhanced Oxford Music Online
 House of Commons Parliamentary Papers  Safari Books Online
 InterED Times Digital Archive
 Web of Knowledge

Using the service

·       To use the walk-in access kiosk, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be in possession of a current valid Visitor slip or Library card
  • Agree to abide by copyright law as set out in the Copyright Design and Patents Act 1988 and comply with the provisions of all current UK laws.
  •  Agree to abide by the University’s General rules for the use of University Computing facilities
  • By accepting the terms and conditions on the screen, you are confirming that you agree to abide by the terms of the Acceptable Use policy.

Acceptable Use Policy

Copyright Law
Copyright law protects the electronic resources that Plymouth University subscribes to. This means that, apart from what the law or e-resource terms and conditions permit, you may not copy or otherwise reproduce the e-resources that you access via the walk-in access scheme without first obtaining the permission of the copyright holder.

The Walk-in access service is provided on the understanding that you;

  • will not use the resources provided via the walk-in access service for commercial purposes which is strictly prohibited by the license agreements. Users may access the resources for educational purposes only, such as private study or research.
  • will not share any materials you access from the University’s e-resource collection or download excessive portions of the e-resource content. Users may save single copies of e-resource content to a portable storage device such as a USB stick, provided that the amount copied constitutes ‘fair dealing’ for research and private study. For more information, see the University’s Copyright and Licensing Libguide.
  • will not use the network for unauthorised purposes, as set out in the JANET Acceptable Use Policy:

It is your responsibility to make sure that you understand the Acceptable Use Policy. Please contact a member of staff at the Information Desk if you have any queries about the service.

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Modified 17/02/2017
Author: Hale, Fiona