Can I copy an article for Queen's Online?

Answered By: John Knowles
Last Updated: Feb 02, 2015     Views: 27

Articles from academic journals

Where Queen’s has a subscription with a journal from an academic publisher, the publisher licence usually allows you to copy the digital version of an article to Queen's Online (or other distribution to students).  It does though need to be a Queen's subscription, not e.g. a personal subscription.

Where the Queen's copy of an article does not come directly from a publisher, licences do not usually allow copying to Queen's Online. 

Copying to Queen's Online is not permitted, for example under licences from JSTOR and ABI/Inform. Academic staff are advised to create links to articles from these sources in reading lists etc.

Scanning from print copies of academic articles

If a journal article is only available in print, the Library can arrange for the print version to be scanned under the terms of our CLA (Copyright Licensing Authority) copying licence. The cover note required by the licence is then added by the Library and the article uploaded to the 'Readings Online' section of the relevant module in Queen's Online. Contact your subject librarian if you would like an article to be scanned for Queen's Online.

Copying other website articles

Our  CLA copying licence also allows you to make ‘copies of content from a wide range of digital material such as online magazines, eBooks and certain website materials’ . Anyone publishing openly available documents may also have also given explicit permission to copy, using e.g. creative commons licences.

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