Electronic resources include subscribed databases and e-books. Some of these resources are accessed through subscription under ANKOS (Anadolu Üniversite Kütüphaneleri Konsorsiyumu-Anatolian Universities’ Libraries Consortium) whereas other resources are accessed for free under EKUAL (ULAKBİM Elektronik Kaynaklar Ulusal Akademik Lisansı-ULAKBİM Electronic Resources National Academic License).
Databases are used within the university as per defined IP. It is also possible to access the databases from outside the university via Off Campus Access.
Use of electronic resources is subject to the provisions of the Law on Intellectual and Artistic Works No. 5846 and the subscription and license agreements entered into with the institutions that provide the subscribed databases. According to these license agreements;
- Only usage rights of the electronic resources are granted. All proprietary rights of the publications belong to the seller or the manufacturing company.
- Publications or books that are available in the database may not be copied either in full or in part.
- Electronic resources may not be used for commercial purposes.
- Only the academicians, students and administrative staff of Istanbul Commerce University may benefit from the databases.
It is prohibit to distribute the contents and the information there in via electronic mail lists or email addresses.
The violation of the rules stipulated by the agreements by the users may lead to prohibiting the members of Istanbul Commerce University from accessing the licensed electronic resources, which may also lead to the cancellation of the provision of the services as a whole and punishing the institution as a result. All library users who use the library services are deemed to have accepted the copyright laws.