Electronic resources subscribed to by QUT Library are available to current QUT staff and students, and (if permitted by licence agreement) the general public from within QUT Library buildings only. Use of such resources is for the purpose of non-commercial QUT-related teaching, learning, research and administration work only. It is not permitted to facilitate database access to any other person(s) for any other purpose.
Systematic downloading, distribution, or retention of substantial portions of information is not allowed. The use of software, including scripts, agents or robots (such as website crawlers or offline browsers) to systematically download content is prohibited and may result in loss of access to resources for the entire QUT community.
The use of QUT information resources is subject to copyright law and is governed by QUT's policy on the Acceptable use of information technology resources. Copyright and proprietary notices must not be removed from any printed or downloaded material and all use of material must be cited appropriately.
The library signs licence agreements with database vendors when they purchase access to each database. The library must ensure that the conditions of these agreements are met.
Access to subscribed databases is usually for QUT staff and students only. You will be asked to supply a QUT username and password to access most databases. If you enable other people to access the databases, the library may be found to have violated the agreements it has signed.
QUT Graduates and Alumni have access to some library databases through membership in QUT ALIS, the Alumni Library Information Service.
Borrowers from other universities, and the general public, usually cannot be granted access to subscribed databases, however:
- A limited number of library databases, however, may be accessed by the general public from within QUT Library buildings. View the list of databases available to the public (access from within QUT Library only).
- The Library also provides access to various free information resources available via the Internet. View the list of databases available to the public (access from anywhere).
For current QUT students and staff, there may be limits on access to particular databases because of restrictions in the licence agreements. This can mean that a database will be available:
- Only to a limited number of users at one time (e.g. 1 or 10);
- Only from a single computer (not over a network or via the Internet);
- Only from computers that are on campus or in the library;
- Only from one campus or one library branch;
- Only to students and staff from a specific school or faculty;
- Only to postgraduate students and staff.
Any limits are described under "Access" in the database description. If you have trouble accessing a database, check the error messages and the database description to see if access is restricted.
The Library's network management software controls access to databases in accordance with the licence restrictions.