Frequently Asked Questions


Copyright gives the copyright owner a number of legal rights, such as the right to copy and translate a work. In a university setting, the most pertinent rights are the right to reproduce the copyright-protected work and the right to communicate...

Queen’s University Library is offering an e-reserve service called Ares. Through Ares e-reserve, the library will: 

Scan print books and journal articles that meet the requirements listed in the Queen's Fair Dealing Policy Acquire and...

Copyright protection arises automatically when any type of work is created and generally continues for 50 years after the author’s death, though this can depend on the type of work and where you want to use it . When you want to use a particular...

Contact Mark Swartz at the Copyright Advisory Office or your librarian if you have any copyright related questions.

Mark Swartz
Phone: 613-533-6000 ext. 78510

To contact your librarian,...

Course Reserves

The Library offers a reserve service. If you would like to learn more about this service, please contact either:

The library staff at the appropriate circulation desk; or The subject liaison librarian assigned to your department.


Course Reserves are listed in the library catalogue: Course Reserves for Students.

Databases, Journals, Articles

While on campus, access to Queen's resources is available to all users. Off-campus, access to Queen's resources is available to users who configure their Google Scholar Preferences as follows:

In Google Scholar, select Settings icon Select...

Get It @ Queen's helps you locate full-text versions of articles, books, and other library resources. It links citations (in research databases, on the web) to full-text articles, the Library Catalogue, or other related Library services.

If you experience difficulties accessing a research database:

Consult our Connect from Off-Campus information page If you have problems with your NetID or password: ITS NetID Help If you have problems accessing a specific database: Ask Us

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