Permitted Uses

The products may be used for your internal research or education purposes.

Users are permitted to display and use information contained in the products for education, scientific, or research purposes, including illustration, explanations, example, comment, criticism, teaching, research or analysis.

Users may download or create printouts of a reasonable portion of the articles or other works contained in the products so long as each work is retrieved directly from the on-line database system in a manner that causes a “hit” to be registered on the on-line system for each and every print or digital copy. All reproduction and distribution of such printouts, and all downloading and electronic storage of materials retrieved through the products shall be for your own internal or personal use as allowed under the doctrines of “fair use” and “fair dealing”. 

Provided that no features or functionality of the service are not circumvented, you may include durable links to articles or other works (or portions thereof) in electronic reserves systems, online course packs and/or intranet sites so long as access to such materials are limited to authorized users.

You may use the materials contained within the products under the doctrines of “fair use” or “fair dealing” as defined under the laws of the United States or England, respectively.

Users may provide to a third party colleague minimal, insubstantial amounts of materials retrieved from the products for personal use or scholarly, educational or scientific research use in hard copy or electronically, provided that in no case any such sharing is done in a manner or magnitude as to act as a replacement for the recipient’s or recipient institution’s own subscription to either the products or the purchase of the underlying work.

This tutorial explains how to share full-text electronic ProQuest resources in Blackboard.


Users may not:

Download all or parts of a product in a systematic or regular manner or so as to create a collection of materials comprising all or a material subset of a product;

Download or otherwise copy the streaming videos or audio. In the case of content that can potentially be publicly performed, a permission must be secured from the copyright holder for any public performance other than reasonable classroom and education uses.