Copyright Corner: If I can’t post PDF files of journal articles on the BCH internal site, how can I give my staff/colleagues/students access to important articles, textbook chapters etc?

A: Publishers do not allow you to directly post a PDF file for journals to which you have electronic access – but they do allow you to link to the article from your website.  Many journals provide direct links to articles that you can cut and paste into your site.  Contact the library if you need help identifying those custom links.

For journal titles to which the BCH Library subscribes, the custom link will take you directly to that article (as long as you are inside the hospital or logged in through VPN).  For titles owned by Harvard, you can still provide a link but the person clicking on the Harvard link will be prompted for a Harvard ID # and password.

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