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Description: ScienceDirect provides access to journals and books on a wide array of scientific topics, including biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, chemistry, clinical medicine, engineering, and veterinary medicine. Topics pages provide an overview of new terms and concepts, with links to relevant literature.

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Provider: Elsevier Science

License Information:

Authorized Users

Authorized Users are the full-time and part-time students, faculty, staff and researchers of the Subscriber and individuals who are independent contractors or are employed by independent contractors of the Subscriber affiliated with the Subscriber’s locations listed on Schedule 2 (the “Sites”) and individuals using computer terminals within the library facilities at the Sites permitted by the Subscriber to access the Subscribed Products for purposes of personal research, education or other non-corporate use (“Walk-in Users”). Authorized Users who are individuals who are independent contractors or are employed by independent contractors may use the Subscribed Products only for the purposes of the contracted research work for the Subscriber.

Authorized Sites

Subscriber as defined in authorized users is Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC). Locations are SCELC member libraries who have entered into agreement.

Permitted uses

Each Authorized User may:

  • Access, search, browse and view the Subscribed Products;
  • Print, download and store a reasonable portion of individual items from the Subscribed Products for the exclusive use of such Authorized User;
  • Incorporate links to the Subscribed Products on the Subscriber’s intranet and internet websites and in electronic coursepacks, reserves and course management systems and instuctor websites, provided that the appearance of such links and/or statements accompanying such links will be changed as reasonably requested by Elsevier;
  • Provide print or electronic copies of individual items from the Subscribed Products to other Authorized Users and to third-party colleagues for their scholarly or research use;
  • Store individual journal articles from the Subscribed Products in the private library of a social networking site for the Authorized User’s own personal use only;
  • Share individual journal articles from the Subscribed Products with third-party colleagues individually for their scholarly or research use;
  • Share individual journal articles from the Subscribed Products with a limited number of third-party colleagues as part of an invitation only working group on a social networking site for personal, scholarly or research use that works with publishers to provide anonymized usage information; and
  • Access, search, browse, view, print, make electronic copies and store for the exclusive use of such Authorized User or, if the Authorized User is a librarian/infonnation specialist, for the exclusive use of another Authorized User certain journal articles and book chapters from the ScienceDirect® online se1vice that are not subscribed to as part of the Subscribed Products, with each twenty-four (24) hour access period for a selected article or chapter, a “Transaction”.
  • Deliver journal articles from Subscribed Titles (as defined herein) and, if any, book chapters from the Subscribed Products to fulfill requests as part of the practice commonly known as “interlibrary loan” from non-commercial libraries located within the United States, provided that the Subscriber’s staff reviews the requests and fulfills the requests in compliance with Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Law (17 U.S.C. § 108) and the Guidelines for the Proviso of Subsection 108(g)(2) (Final Report of the National Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works, 1978)

Prohibited uses

Except as expressly stated in this Agreement or otherwise permitted in writing by Elsevier, the subscriber and its Authorized Users may not:

  • Abridge, modify, translate or create any derivative work based on the Subscribed Products, except to the extent necessary to make them perceptible on a computer screen to Authorized Users;
  • Remove, obscure or modify in any way any copyright notices, other notices or disclaimers as they appear in the Subscribed Products;
  • Use any robots, spiders, crawlers or other automated downloading programs, algorithms or devices to continuously and automatically search, scrape, extract, deep link, index or disrupt the working of the Subscribed Products;
  • Substantially or systematically reproduce, retain or redistribute the Subscribed Products; or
  • Post individual items from the Subsciibed Products on social networking sites.

Scholarly Sharing

  • Provide print or electronic copies of individual items from the Subscribed Products to other Authorized Users and to third-party colleagues for their scholarly or research use;
  • Share individual journal articles from the Subscribed Products with third-party colleagues individually for their scholarly or research use;
  • Share individual journal articles from the Subscribed Products with a limited number of third-party colleagues as part of an invitation only working group on a social networking site for personal, scholarly or research use that works with publishers to provide anonymized usage information.

Remote Access

  • Implement and maintain its own appropriate program for credentials management and will use commercially reasonable efforts to follow the policies and procedures for account maintenance as may be communicated to the Subscriber by Elsevier from time to time in writing;
  • Implement appropriate policies and procedures to seek to ensure that all use of the Subscribed Products is for its legitimate business purposes and in compliance with all terms and conditions herein;

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Updated 8/5/21