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Ovid Terms of Use

Ovid terms

May 2020

Authorized Users are defined as currently enrolled students, faculty, and staff of Northeastern University, and authorized walk-in users, solely to the extent such enrolled students, faculty, staff and walk-in users are accessing the Products in accordance with the Permitted Use.

Permitted Use

  1. online use of and access to the Products for internal management, reference, education, research, and training purposes;
  2. using the provided “print” and “save” functionality through the Platform for limited portions of the Products;
  3. The use of the Products can be incorporated into course packs and e-reserves only through the use of Jumpstarts. For purposes of this Agreement, “Jumpstarts” shall be defined as links from Licensee’s Web pages to virtually any point within an Ovid session.


Northeastern University shall be responsible for all uses of the Products by Authorized Users and the confidentiality and security of the passwords or other methods of authentication issued to Northeastern by Ovid.

Authorized Users shall not

(a) copy or duplicate, in whole or in substantial part, the Products;

(b) distribute, transmit, publish, transfer or commercially exploit the Products, in whole or in part;

(c) incorporate any part of the Products in printed or electronic course or study packs, unless expressly permitted by the Permitted Use (see above);

(d) use the Platforms or Products to provide service bureau, time sharing, or similar services to third parties;

(e) reverse engineer, decompile or modify the Products, in whole or in part;

(f) use the Platforms, the Products or the information contained therein or results derived therefrom to develop any products or services that could be competitive with the Platforms or Products or any other products or services provided by Ovid or its affiliates; or

(g) alter, remove, or otherwise hinder the delivery of any copyright, disclaimer, or other proprietary notice appearing in the Platforms or Products.

Nothing in this agreement is meant to restrict the Fair Use rights of the Licensee under U.S. Copyright Law.

PLEASE NOTE: Violation of these restrictions could result in disciplinary action and/or fines.

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