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Terms of use licensed digital resources

Check whether you may incorporate journal articles in readers (via ReaderOnline) or place these articles on Brightspace, without having to pay costs via the Easy Access Agreement (also referred to as Reader Agreement).

The list at the bottom of this page shows your options for each publisher. For searching, you can use both the filter and the search box.

As a rule, the University pays for the use of journal articles as educational material, whether placed as pdf on Brightspace or incorporated in a reader (via ReaderOnline). The University pays for this via the Easy Access Agreement. A number of publishers have stipulated that this use of their articles is permitted without such payment. Under the condition that the University has a licence for the journals in which these articles are published, in other words, these journals can be accessed in the Leiden Catalogue. This permitted use only applies to journals, not to books.

Would you like to place a pdf of an article on Brightspace without further costs? Then please do the following check:

  • What is the name of the journal in which the article appears?
  • Who is the publisher of the journal?
  • Is the article accessible via the University's subscription?
  • Is the name of the publisher on the list?
  • Does the name of the publisher have a 'yes' under 'PDF'?

If so, you can freely place the article on Brightspace without further costs. But remember: you can also link to the article in the Leiden Catalogue, which is actually just as easy.

Do you wish to use the journal article in the educational tool FeedbackFruits, accessible via Brightspace? When the above conditions are met, you can upload the article in FeedbackFruits without also having to place it (in the LOR) on Brightspace itself.

Would you like to incorporate an article in a reader via ReaderOnline, without further costs for the university and/or the student? Then please do the following check:

  • What is the name of the journal in which the article is published?
  • Who is the publisher of the journal?
  • Is the article accessible via the University's subscription?
  • Is the name of the publisher on the list?
  • Does the name of the publisher have a ‘yes’ under 'Printed'?

If so, you are free to incorporate the article in a reader via ReaderOnline without further costs. But remember: you can also decide not to include the article in the reader, but simply link to the article in the Leiden Catalogue.

Last update: 7 April 2021

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