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Case Libraries and OhioLINK Acceptable Use Policy for Electronic Resources


The Case Western Reserve University (Case) libraries provide the Case community with a variety of research and learning materials in electronic format. Materials include bibliographic databases, electronic journals, electronic books, newspapers, and digital media. This policy refers to those resources that are licensed from publishers and vendors and delivered to the Case libraries via contractual arrangements.

Authorized Users:

Currently enrolled and employed students, faculty, staff, and walk-in library users of participating Ohio academic institutions.

Permitted Uses:

Materials are meant for individual educational and research purposes. Authorized Users may search, browse, view, download, and print materials for personal use.

Prohibited Uses

Examples include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Systematically printing or downloading content via computer programs that automatically download or export content.
  • Use of content for commerical purposes or gains including but not limited to: the creation of custom textbooks for sale; reproduction of bibliographies in other works; or posting of any information on an open website which would allow for the downloading of works into commerical sites or services.
  • Modifying, obscuring, or removing any copyright notice or other attribution included in the content.
  • Making any use, display, performance, reproduction, or distribution that exceeds or violates license agreements.
  • Downloading or printing an entire issue or issues of journals or substantial portions of the entire run of a journal, or substantial portions of series of monographs or manuscripts.
  • Reproducing or distributing content in bulk, such as by including content in course packs, electronic reserves, repositories, or organizational intranets.
  • Providing services for a fee using licensed products or any subsets or derivatives thereof.

These examples offer general, common sense guidelilnes for acceptable use of licensed materials. Most resources carry an online copyright notice or other detailed statement of specific terms and condititions. A resource's own statement takes precedence over these general guidelines.

The Case libraries maintain the right to restrict the access of any person who abuses these guidelines. If you have questions about a specific database or resource, please consult its online notice.

About Us FAQ

What and Where is Siegal?

The notation "Siegal" in the online catalog refers to the Aaron Garber Library of the Siegal College of Judaic Studies at 26500 Shaker Blvd. Cleveland OH 44122. The Aaron Garber Library is the academic library of the College and the central library of the Cleveland Jewish community. It includes 30,000 volumes, plus periodicals, language tapes, music and text CDs in English, Hebrew and Yiddish. The Library's electronic catalog is part of the online library system managed by Case Western Reserve University, and is included in OhioLINK, the statewide electronic academic catalog system. Online borrowing privileges are reserved for students registered at Siegal College. Community members are welcome to browse the catalog, visit the Garber Library and borrow materials.

For further information, contact by email, or call 216-464-4050 x131 or 132.

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