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Q: Can I share documents downloaded from MIT Libraries' resources with my host company?
A: Unfortunately, we are not allowed to distribute materials from proprietary sources directly to host companies or to anyone else who is not a current student or employee of MIT. This would violate our licensing agreements which restrict use to the MIT community and can lead to loss of access to these sources for future students and for the Institute. There is no distinction between electronic and print documents, or from country-to-country, in this matter.
Q: Can I use information from MIT Libraries' resources in my team's deliverables?
A: Yes. It is OK to use data and analysis derived from our information vendors' products as background knowledge, in your analyses, and in your class deliverables-- including your presentations and posters-- as part of the educational components of EM-Lab (don't forget to cite your sources).
Q: Do I have access to these resources after graduation?
A: No, most electronic resources are available to currently-enrolled MIT students only. In most cases, you will lose access to electronic resources shortly after you graduate.
Q: Can I access electronic resources from off-campus?
A: In most (but not all) cases, yes, including while traveling abroad. If you click on a link to a resource while you are off-campus, you will be prompted for your MIT certificate or kerberos credentials before being granted access as an MIT student.
Use of many of these resources is governed by license agreements which restrict use to the MIT community and to individuals who use the MIT Libraries' facilities. It is the responsibility of each user to ensure that he or she uses these products only for individual, noncommercial use without systematically downloading,
distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information.