Library Research Guide
This page will assist you in understanding how a patron is an "authorized user" and how license terms appear with the search results to guide how a resource may be used.
There is a clause in every license with a library vendor that names the "authorized users" of the resource. As a land grant institution, we try to attain rights for walk-in users, which means that members of the public can come to a physical library site and access an electronic resource through a computer connected to the local network or computer in the library. Some of our scientific resources have restrictions that cannot guarantee this opportunity for the public. Other authorized users include affiliated researchers, currently enrolled students, and active faculty and staff.
Please note: When a license field says "silent" it means that the license does not indicate whether or not a permission is given on a matter.
Full text available through a library license is sometimes shown in Google Scholar search results. If you click on "Get it @ KSU", the link will go to a Search It menu showing which Kansas State University databases make this accessible.