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Licensed electronic resources

Always provide a link for your students, rather than copying items from library databases or electronic collections to which the Library subscribes (e.g. Proquest, Ebsco and ScienceDirect). This falls outside the statutory licence and terms of use are instead governed by licensing agreements between the Library and the database or journal provider If TUA has access to resources through a licence that prohibits certain uses, you may breach the contract if you don’t comply, even though you may not be infringing copyright. On the other hand, licence agreements often grant you more extensive rights to use material than what may be permitted under the Copyright Act – for example to download the whole of a document or film.

TUA is in the process of implementing a subject reading repository (eReserve) to facilitate the management of subject reading lists, but in the meantime, ask Library staff if you are unsure about linking to databases.

To allow students to log into the library databases, all links need to have an proxy login included in the URL, i.e.

If possible, provide your reading with correct referencing style with the permalink, e.g.

Chen, T., Ching-cheng, S., & Gosling, M. (2018) Does employability increase with internship satisfaction? enhanced employability and internship satisfaction in a hospitality program. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sports and Tourism Education, 22, 88-99.

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Now, whenever you search for a reference using Google Scholar, the results will let you know if it is held in the TUA Library Collection. Tip – you can easily search with just the DOI.