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Copyright-Friendly eReading Lists

The following tips will help you create copyright-friendly links to course readings, using material available in Plough Library's electronic resources.

Making a Copyright Friendly eReading List
(PPT): for illustrated instructions

Off-Campus Access

NOTE: Stable links in EBSCO databases, Films on Demand, and VAST Academic Video Online all include CBU's ezproxy automatically.


Available Databases

EBSCOhost Databases

EBSCOHost databases with fulltext articles are Academic Search Premier, ATLA Religion Database, Business Source Premiere, CINAHL, EBSCO eBooks, ERIC, Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia, Military & Government Collection, PsycArticles, Regional Business News. Databases providing abstracts only include: MLA Bibliography, Philosopher's Index, PsycInfo. Some EBSCO databases--like Business Source Premier and CINAHL--include many non-article resources: all include permalinks.

Congressional Quarterly

Databases include CQ Encyclopedia of American Government and CQ Researcher.

Credo Reference

This database ncludes a variety of dictionaries, encyclopedias, and biographical material.

Films on Demand

Streaming video in all disciplines.

Gale Cengage Databases

Databases include Academic OneFile, Computer Database, Gale Virtual Reference Library, General Reference Center Gold, Health Reference Center Academic, Literature Resource Center. Many Gale databases also include multimedia records (streaming audio, streaming video, podcasts) and books, and all resources include direct links. Not only that, you can also link to full results lists--just look for the bookmarking tool.


Historic backfiles of articles from many journals, primarily in the humanities and social sciences.

Ebooks in biology, chemistry, and engineering.

LexisNexis Academic

News articles and legal documents include permalinks; company information does not.

Literature Online Reference Edition
Articles about literature, plus audio/video files on plays and poetry.


A single abstracting database with links out to fulltext--rougly one-third of the fulltext articles are free online; links provided at the discretion of publishers.


Collection of ebooks in nursing--links are available for chapters.

VAST Academic Video Online

Multidisciplinary collection of streaming videos, VAST also lets you build and save playlists from within the database (requires personal registration). Playlists can be made public (available to anyone with access to VAST or limited to anyone at CBU). For details, see their help page on Creating Playlists.

Wiley Library Online

Journals in the sciences and the social sciences--fulltext available from 1997 to the present.

World Book
General interest encyclopedia