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Terms of use for e-resources: SCOPUS (Elsevier API)

LUT Academic Library


Scopus is a source-neutral abstract and citation database curated by independent subject matter experts. It places powerful discovery and analytics tools in the hands of researchers, librarians, institutional research managers and funders.

Scopus generates precise citation search results and automatically updated researcher and institution profiles, creating richer connections between people, published ideas, and organizations. In addition to protecting the integrity of the scholarly record, Scopus helps bolster institutional research performance, rank and reputation.

Owning organisation: LUT

LUT University

Authorised users

Authorised users are students, faculty, staff, researchers and independent contractors retired faculty staff, retired librarians and retired researchers of the Institutions subscribing to Licensed Products and individuals using computer terminals within the library facilities at the Institutions.

Permitted use

Institutions and its Authorised users may
- access, search, view and browse the licensed products
- print and download a reasonable amount of articles, abstracts, records or parts of chapers from the Licensed Products ("Excerpts")
- incorporate links to excerpts on the Institutions' intranet and internet web sites
- incorporate links to excerpts and electronically save excerpts in electronic coursepacks and incorporate printed excerpts in printed coursepacks. Use in coursepacks is allowed in connection to those courses which are offered by the Institutions for academic credit. Used excerpts shall carry appropriate acknowledgement of the source. Use in connection with non-credit courses needs permission from Elsevier. Coursepacks in nonelectronic, non-print perceptible form (e.g. Braille) may be offered for visually impaired.

Authorised users may
- provide printed or electronic copies of excepts to other authorised users or to third party colleagues for their scholarly or research use
- print and electronically save for personal use a reasonable amount of articles, abstracts, records or parts of chapters from the licensed products (incl. use by teaching staff in electronic presentations during lectures for credited courses)

An Authorized User may incorporate Scopus charts, images and tables generated by the Authorized User from the records in the Scopus online service in academic works (assignments, portfolios, theses and dissertations) and publications. Each item shall carry appropriate acknowledgement of the source, listing title and copyright owner.

The institutions
- will be entitled to promote and provide training on the licensed products to authorised users. Librarians are allowed to electronically save and post for training and promotional purposes on Institutions' intranet or internet web site a reasonable number of screenshots, including trademarks and logos.
- may download and store in perpetuity records from the SciVerse® Scopus® online service referring to the Institution's subscribed publications, and make them publicly available through it's library catalogue(s). The Institution may also download and store in perpetuity records regarding materials authored or co-authored by the Institutions’ faculty, students, staff or affiliated researchers, and make them publicly available through its online institutional repositories, online institutional research information systems (CRIS) and online national research information systems. These records shall be limited to the following records items: Author(s) (this does not include the author address or contact details), Author keywords, Author profile number, Affiliation(s), Country, Document title, Year, Source title, Volume, Issue, Pages, Source and Document Type, Publisher, Scopus ID, Article number, ISSN, DOI, Subject Category (ASJC), Abbreviated Source title. CAS registration numbers, author contact information, author profiles, non-English language tags, chemical names and controlled vocabulary are excluded.

Prohibited use

Institutions and its authorised users may not
- abridge, modify, translate or create any derivated work based on the licensed products without Elsevier's permission
- remove, obscure or modify copyright notices, other notices or disclaimers as they appear in the licensed products
- substancially or systematically reproduce, retain or redistribute the licensed products

Unauthorised use of the licensed products may lead to suspension of access to the licensed products.

Institutions shall use reasonable efforts to:
- ensure that access to and use of the licensed products is limited to authorised users and that all authorised users are notified of and comply with the usage restrictions
- ensure that any passwords or credentials used to access the licensed products are issued only to authorised users and that neither the institutions or authorised users divulge any passwords or credentials to any third party
- and immediately upon becoming aware of any unauthorised use inform Elsevier and take appropriate steps to ensure that such activity ceases and to prevent any recurrence.

Remote access

Remote access allowed through the Institution's secure network.

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