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teaching use of the Purdue University community. All users are
responsible for complying with the terms and conditions of these
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Our licenses generally prohibit the following uses:
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Use of any electronic resources provided by Purdue Libraries constitutes
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The accessibility of electronic resources provided by Purdue Libraries
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standard for Electronic Information, Communication and Technology.
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students, and undergraduate students. Limited Loans are all non-core
loans, including the following items:
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with the exception of reserve material,
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general public and those with issued patron visitor cards can access
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and use by other persons violates the terms of the license agreement
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