Find the article you need and note the name of the Journal in which it was published. In this example, an instructor wants to find the following article for use in a print course pack: Eisenhart, M. (1995), The Fax, the Jazz Player, and the Self-Story Teller: How Do People Organize Culture?. Anthropology Education Quarterly, 26: 3-26.
The instructor must go to http://fz8yn6ap8y.search.serialssolutions.com/ejp/?libHash=FZ8YN6AP8Y#/?language=en-US&titleType=JOURNALS and type in the name of the Journal. This page can also be located from the MRU library's home page, by clicking on "Search & Find" and then selecting "Journals & ejournals".
The instructor searches for Anthropology & Education Quarterly.
The instructor is taken to a page showing the title of the journal and a list of databases to which MRU subscribes that contain the desired journal. Note that some databases may cover different time periods. In this case, MRU licenses the journal from 5 different databases.
The page that opens lists what the instructor can do pursuant to each license for each database containing the journal.
For Wiley-Blackwell, all faculty, staff, onsite users, and students are permitted to:
For JSTOR Arts & Sciences IV, however, the permitted uses are not as broad. Faculty, staff, onsite users, and students are permitted to:
However, the terms of this elicense prohibit anyone at MRU from doing the following:
This example illustrates why it is so critical to check the terms of each elicense to ensure that you abide by those terms because the terms of elicenses trump the fair dealing exception under the Copyright Act.
In this example, the instructor has now determined that he or she can use an article from the Wiley-Blackwell database for pretty much any use. Here, the instructor wants to include the article in a print course pack. Therefore, the instructor must now click through on the Wiley-Blackwell link and search for the article in that specific database so that the formatting on the printed article matches the cited source.
The instructor is now taken to the database's search page.
The instructor enters search terms to locate the article. In this case, the instructor uses a portion of the article's title, "The Fax, the Jazz Player, and the Self-Story Teller".
The article comes up as the first result.
The instructor can now click through and download a copy of the article to print up and include in the course pack.
If you have any further questions about how to check an elicense terms, please contact the Copyright Advisor at: MRUcopyright@mtroyal.ca or 403-440-6618.
Persistent links are the safest and easiest way to share journal articles, book chapters and other online content with your students. Providing a link to one of MRU library's electronic resources is a copyright-friendly way to enable students to make use of an item for individual study. Just make sure that you open a new tab or window as your link's target.
To build a persistent link on your Blackboard site, please visit the following website: http://library.mtroyal.ca/services/instructionsupport/buildapersistentlink
Mount Royal University Library offers 9 databases that allow you to stream videos in class:
If, after browsing this guide, you still have questions or require additional information please contact MRUcopyright@mtroyal.ca, or 403.440.6618.
The Copyright Advisor is also available in EL1132 for drop-in office hours: