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Licensed electronic resources

The majority of recommended readings for your students are likely to be links to scholarly articles and ebooks in the Library Collection.

Always provide a link for your students, rather than creating copies of items from library databases or electronic collections to which the Library subscribes (e.g. Proquest, Ebsco and ScienceDirect). 

Do not upload PDF or other media files from library resources to BlackBoard/Canvas.

The terms of use of database content are 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 necessarily 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 for your own use.

If possible, provide your reading with the correct referencing style as well as the library link, e.g.

Ross, M., Perkins, H., & Bodey, K. (2016). Academic motivation and information literacy self-efficacy: The importance of a simple desire to know. Library & Information Science Research, 38(1), 2–9.

Go to Settings > Library Links >

Type in “Torrens University”
Tick and save.

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.

Tip – Whenever you clear your cache or browser history, you may need to reset your Google Scholar settings.

eReserve Reading Lists - Library Links

TUA has introduced eReserve Plus to facilitate the management of subject Reading Lists. Reading Lists for all subjects are linked from the left hand menu in BlackBoard/Canvas. This enables the Library to maintain the currency of library links and all recommended readings from the Library Collection should be linked via the relevant Reading List. Ask Library staff for assistance if you are unsure about linking to databases.