Appropriate Use Policy for digital resources

RRU's digital databases

Our digital databases contain millions of articles, ebooks, and other materials to support your studies and illuminate your research.

As a current RRU student or faculty/staff member, you're considered an authorized user of these digital databases, which form part of our collection of licensed resources.

To access our databases, use the main search bar on the Library's home page.

To learn about your rights and responsibilities as an authorized user of the Library's licensed resources, review the Appropriate Use Policy below.

Appropriate Use Policy

The use of licensed resources and services provided by Royal Roads University is governed by all applicable RRU computer policies including the IT Services Acceptable Use Policy.

These resources and services are licensed for the academic research, learning, and teaching purposes of authorized RRU learners, faculty, staff, and affiliated researchers only. As an authorized user, you have the right to search the database, view the results, and extract (by e-mailing, printing, or downloading) a limited amount of material from the database.

Under no circumstances should licensed information or data be disseminated contrary to the terms specified within each of the databases or used for commercial purposes, nor should passwords to protected services and resources be disclosed to any non-authorized person for any purpose.

When connecting you to licensed databases outside the library, RRU releases only information that authenticates users as “members of our community”. We recommend that you familiarize yourself with the privacy policies of any site you visit so that you can make an informed choice about providing any personal information. The University cannot provide assurances as to how external networks collect, use, or disclose your personal information.

Failure to conform to the appropriate use policy may result in disciplinary measures being taken. Furthermore, the University will assist authorities in enforcing copyright and other intellectual property rights, and network abuse laws.