Research Support

E-resources @ SAMRC
SAMRC Library Services provides access to electronic resources (e-resources) to support you in your research. The use of the e-resources is subject to copyright law and the license agreements that SAMRC signs with the e-resource providers - please make sure you read the terms and conditions of use below and if you have any questions, please feel free ask us.

Below you will find general information about which e-resources are available to you and how to find and access them. Use the links on the right for more detailed information about using the different types of e-resources.

Who can access SAMRC's e-resources?
Current students and employees of SAMRC, plus Honorary members of staff, can access SAMRC's e-resources for academic purposes only.
Access to our electronic resources is determined by the legally binding contracts that we, as an Institution, sign when entering into an agreement with a publisher or service provider.

Where can SAMRC's e-resources be accessed from?
To access the electronic resources, you are required to login from computers on the SAMRC network using your current username and password. However, if you are using a computer which is not on the SAMRC network, then when you follow links to electronic resources from the intranet to the SAMRC E-resources website, you will then see the SAMRC e-resource login screen.

This allows the resource to identify you as an authorised SAMRC user. Simply enter your SAMRC username and password in the boxes to access the resource.

Terms and conditions of use
E-resources are subject to copyright law just like printed materials and their use is also governed by the license agreements that SAMRC signs with the publishers when arranging for electronic access. These agreements set out how the e-resources may be used and who may use them. You are responsible for ensuring that you use e-resources in accordance with these requirements. Please remember that your SAMRC username and password are for your use only and must never be disclosed to others.

What can I use e-resources for?
You can use e-resources for private study, teaching and / or research, provided that these activities are for non-commercial purposes.

What can I do with e-resources?
As a general rule you may, for your own personal non-commercial use (private study, teaching, research):

  • print a single copy of an article or chapter;
  • save a copy of an article or chapter;
  • print single copies of or save limited extracts from a database.

What can I NOT do with e-resources?

  • use the e-resources for any commercial purpose;
  • make multiple print or electronic copies of a single article or chapter;
  • make print or permanent electronic copies of more than one article from one issue of a journal or one chapter from an e-book
  • engage in systematic or excessive downloading, either manually or through the use of technical means such as robots;
  • provide print or electronic copies of material to anyone;
  • post any content on the Internet or other electronic network;
  • remove or alter publisher copyright notices, authors' names, journal / book / chapter / article titles or any other means of identification;
  • alter or adapt material from the e-resources.