American Chemical Society publications include currently 44 peer-reviewed journals and magazines in biochemistry, biotechnology, food chemistry, chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental science and technology and energy from 1996 and Legacy Archive from first issue until 1995 plus new journals ACS will publish during the term.
Authorized Users are those individuals officially affiliated with the Consortium members for example, those serving in the capacity of employees, consultants under contract with the consortium members, researchers, faculty and other teaching staff, and persons officially registered as full or part-time students, and outsourced faculty and/or staff previously employed by the consortium members in their performance of services for and on behalf of the consortium members only
Walk-in Users are persons who are not authorized Users but who are physically present at the consortium member premises and who may use the database via secure network from computer terminals within the consortium member premises.
Authorized Users and Walk-in Users may
- search, download, view, retrieve and display, print and make a reasonable number of photocopies or electronically save copies of individual articles, individual chapters, or other individual items for their personal, scholarly, research, and educational use
- make a printed and/or electronic copy of individual articles for such use of others who are authorized or walk-in Users
- distribute of a copy for teaching purposes to each individual student authorized user taking part in a course at the consortium member institution.
Reading impaired authorized and walk-in-Users may use Braille displays, voice synthesizers and other devices to enable use of the products.
Authorized Users may:
- publicly display or publicly perform parts of products as part of a presentation at a seminar, conference, or workshop, or other such similar activity.
- supply print or electronic copies of individual items to national or international pharmaceutical regulatory authorities for the purpose of regulatory approval of pharmaceutical products.
- sprint or electronic copies of individual items when required by law for use in legal proceedings
- distribute single copies of parts in print or electronic form to third party colleagues (outside the consortium members) for the purposes of scientific research and communication or to be used for the basis of discussion groups.
Authorized users who are part of consortium members faculty or staff may:
- download and print out copies of individual articles for the purpose of making a multi-source collection of information (course pack), to be distributed to students at the consortium member's institution free of charge or at cost based fee. Individual articles may also be used in course packs in a secure network for authorized users who are students at the consortium member's institution as part of their coursework. Course packs in non-electronic non-print perceptible form, such as Braille, may also be offered to authorized users who, in the reasonable opinion of the consortium member, are reading impaired
Authorized user may not modify, alter, or create derivative works of the materials contained in ACS without prior written permission from the ACS.
Articles and other information obtained as a result of access to ACS are not to be systematically downloaded, re-published in any media, print or electronic form. Articles may not be downloaded in aggregate quantities or centrally stored for later retrieval.
Use of any computerized or automated tool or application to search, index, test or otherwise obtain information from ACS (including without limitation any "spidering" or web crawler application) is prohibited.
Remote access is permitted for authorized users via the consortium member institution's secure network.