Publications can be uploaded to a course site in the Moodle LMS or a secure ECU course blog, if the copies fall under Fair Dealing, or comply with the Access Copyright licence agreement, or when permission has been given by the copyright holder, or when permitted by a database/e-journal licence.
To view the permitted uses for images and other content from licensed e-resources, please visit the Library’s A-Z Database page and click on Permitted Uses for This Database.
If you wish to share an electronic article by email or for an online course you should provide a link to the source, the web address or a citation. For example, if you wish to refer a colleague, a student or group of students at Emily Carr University to an article from an electronic journal available from the library send the persistent link to the article or library database. The library subscribes to a large number of full text databases that allow linking in an online course environment.
Proper citing of sources is essential in academic work. However, it is not part of copyright. For more information on citing, consult the library’s citation guide.
This short guide provides information on how you can find and insert persistent links from the Library's electronic resources directly into your Moodle or blog course pages, Word and PowerPoint documents, emails, etc.
Only authorized users can access the article. When users follow the hyperlink from a web page, they will be prompted for authentication information.
Can I upload a PDF of a journal article or other copyright-protected work to Moodle, or a Blog, or other Site?
Can I place copies of readings on library reserve?
Can I copy portions of materials for the purpose of creating tests and examinations?
Can I e-mail copies of articles or digital files downloaded from a database like JSTOR, etc.?
Can I print materials from the Internet to hand out to my students in class?
Can I make copies of all or part of a book that is no longer in print?