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ClinicalKey: Fair Use and Copyright

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Copyright and Fair Use

If you read the official Elsevier copyright and trademarks statement on the company webpage, the language seems to indicate that you need to to keep the ClinicalKey logos intact if you use the presentation maker features. However, the library has confirmed with the publisher that while you need to cite the source of your content, you do not need to preserve the trademarked logos indicating which publishing platform for the journal article, image, or ebook. Copyright protections and citation conventions dictate that you cite the source - not the platform for the source.

Fair Use Guidelines from Elsevier

  • 3.4 Sharing ClinicalKey Content With Patients
  • 3.5 Printing, Downloading, and Emailing Content From ClinicalKey
  • 3.6 Citations (Please note that while CK mandates AMA as the style guide of choice, this is a recommendation only. Please use whatever style guide required for your class or publisher.)
  • 4.4 Permissions "Authorized users of ClinicalKey have permission to use content from the site in presentations for
    noncommercial use. You must keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices" - This means to maintain the proper citation information for the source. You do not need to include logos or other trademarked images into your course materials or presentations.

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