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CQ Researcher and Political Reference Suite Terms of Use

Congressional Quarterly Electronic Library


Note: Authorized users are defined as: “Full and part time students, employees (including faculty, staff, affiliated researchers and independent contractors), and authenticated library cardholders of Northeastern University Libraries, regardless of the physical location of such persons. Patrons not affiliated with Northeastern University who are physically present at Northeastern University Libraries ("walk-ins").

Allowed uses:

Display. Authorized Users shall have the right to electronically display the Licensed Materials.

Digitally Copy. Authorized Users may download and digitally copy a reasonable portion of the Licensed Materials.

Print Copy. Authorized Users may print a reasonable portion of the Licensed Materials.

Course Packs. Authorized Users may use a reasonable portion of the Licensed Materials in the preparation of Course Packs or other educational materials.

Electronic Reserve. Authorized Users may use a reasonable portion of the Licensed Materials for use in connection with specific courses of instruction offered by Licensee and/or its parent institution.

Databases. Authorized Users shall be permitted to extract or use information contained in the database 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 electronic links to the Licensed Materials from Licensee's web page(s), and is encouraged to do so in ways that will increase the usefulness of the Licensed Materials to Authorized Users. Licensor staff will assist Licensee upon request in creating such links effectively. Licensee may make changes in the appearance of such links and/or in statements accompanying such links as reasonably requested by Licensor.

Caching. Authorized Users may make such local digital copies of the Licensed Materials as are necessary to ensure efficient use by Authorized Users by appropriate browser or other software.

Scholarly Sharing. Authorized Users may transmit to a third party colleague in hard copy or electronically, minimal, insubstantial amounts of the Licensed Materials for personal use or scholarly, educational, or scientific research or professional use but in no case for re-sale. In addition, Authorized Users have the right to use, with appropriate credit, figures, tables and brief excerpts from the Licensed Materials in the Authorized User's own scientific, scholarly and educational works.

Unauthorized Uses:

Unauthorized Use. Except as specifically provided elsewhere in this agreement, Authorized Users shall not knowingly permit anyone other than Authorized Users to use the Licensed Materials.

Modification of Licensed Materials. Authorized users shall not modify or create a derivative work of the Licensed Materials without the prior written permission of CQ Press.

Removal of Copyright Notice. Authorized Users may not remove, obscure or modify any copyright or other notices included in the Licensed Materials.

Commercial Purposes. Other than as specifically permitted in this Agreement, Authorized Users may not use the Licensed Materials for commercial purposes, including but not limited to the sale of the Licensed Materials or bulk reproduction or distribution of the Licensed Materials in any form.