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Elsevier: Compendex, INSPEC & GeoRef Terms of Use

Elsevier Databases

Compendex, INSPEC, & GeoRef

July 2016

Terms of Use



Authorized Users are the full-time and part-time students, faculty, staff and researchers of Northeastern University and individuals who are independent contractors or are employed by independent contractors of Northeastern University affiliated with the Subscriber’s locations and individuals using computer terminals within the library facilities at the Sites permitted by the Subscriber to access the Subscribed Products for purposes of personal research, education or other non-corporate use (“Walk-in Users”).


Authorized Uses:

Each Authorized User may:

. access, search, browse and view the Subscribed Products;

. print, download and store a reasonable portion of individual items from the Subscribed Products for the exclusive use of such Authorized User; and

. incorporate links to the Subscribed Products on Northeastern’s intranet and internet websites and in electronic coursepacks, reserves and course management systems and instructor websites, provided that the appearance of such links and/or statements accompanying such links will be changed as reasonably requested by Elsevier.

•Transmit single journal articles and book chapters from the Subscribed Products to other Authorized Users and to third-party colleagues for their scholarly or research use.


Restrictions on Use of Subscribed Products:

Except as expressly stated in this Agreement or otherwise permitted in writing by Elsevier, the Subscriber and its Authorized Users may not:

. abridge, modify, translate or create any derivative work based on the Subscribed Products, except to the extent necessary to make them perceptible on a computer screen to Authorized Users;

. remove, obscure or modify in any way any copyright notices, other notices or disclaimers as they appear in the Subscribed Products;




. use any robots, spiders, crawlers or other automated downloading programs, algorithms or devices to continuously and automatically search, scrape, extract, deep link, index or disrupt the working of the Subscribed Products;

. substantially or systematically reproduce, retain, redistribute or disseminate online the Subscribed Products; or

. post individual items from the Subscribed Products on social networking sites.

Authorized Users who are individuals who are independent contractors or are employed by independent contractors may use the Subscribed Products only for the purposes of the contracted research work for Northeastern University.




June 8, 2015

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