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American Psychological Association E-books Terms of Use

American Psychological Association E-books (Current NU only)

Terms for American Psychological Association E-books, Revised 2018

Authorized Users: For the purposes of this agreement, Authorized Users are defined as current members of the faculty, staff and students of Northeastern.  Authorized Users may be remote users so long as they are affiliated with Northeastern.  Walk-ins (patrons who are not affiliated with Northeastern) may be considered Authorized Users only if they are physically present at a Northeastern site.

Permitted uses:

  • Print; Download; Extraction.  Consistent with the Fair Use provisions of Section 107 of the U.S.Copyright Act, Licensee and Authorized Users may display, print, download, extract or use a reasonable amount of content contained in the Licensed Materials for educational, scientific, or research purposes, including extraction and manipulation of information for the purpose of illustration, explanation. example, comment, criticism, teaching, research, or analysis.
  • Electronic Links. Licensee may provide secure electronic links to the Licensed Materials  from Licensee's web page(s) to increase the usefulness of the Licensed Materials to Authorized Users. Upon request, the APA will assist Licensee in creating such links and Licensee shall make changes to the appearance of such links and/or in statements accompanying such links as requested by the APA.
  • Course Packs. Consistent with the Fair Use provisions of Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act, Licensee may incorporate parts of the Licensed Materials in electronic Course Packs, Courseware and/or Electronic Reserve Collection for the use by Authorized Users in a particular course of instruction offered by Licensee under the following conditions:

i. Course Packs shall be used only in electronic form. Course Packs appearing in print, CD-ROM, DVD, or any other physical medium shall be prohibited;

ii. Course Packs, Courseware and/or Electronic Reserve Collections shall not be used or offered for Commercial Use and shall include attribution to the appropriate source, listing title and author of the extract, title and author of the work, and the name of the publisher;

iii. Access to Course Packs, Courseware and/or Electronic Reserve Collections is to be controlled by security measures, such as IP authentication or the use of authorized passwords that are only to be provided to registered students of that particular course;

iv. Licensee shall permanently delete all copies of Course Packs, Courseware and Electronic Reserve Collections when they are no longer used for a particular course;

v. Course Packs, Courseware and/or Electronic Reserve Collections in non-electronic non-print perceptible form, such as audio or Braille, may be offered to Authorized Users when necessary; and

vi. Permission for other reproduction should be sought from the APA, via the APA Permissions Office.

Prohibited uses:

  • The Licensed Materials may not be used for Commercial Use or systematic supply or distribution of portions of the Licensed Materials in any form to anyone other than an Authorized User or any similar activity.
  • Licensee and Authorized Users shall not remove, obscure or modify any copyright or other notices in the Licensed Materials.
  • Licensee and Authorized Users shall not modify or create a derivative work of the Licensed Materials, in whole or in part, without prior express written permission of the APA.
  • The Licensed Materials may not be shared with anyone who is not an Authorized User.
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