Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, you can scan and post copyrighted works as long as they fall within the guidelines listed in the Queen's Fair Dealing policy, available on the Queen's Fair Dealing Policy web page. For materials that fall outside these guidelines, the...

I’ll be sure to cite where the figures came from.

In most cases, yes. In some cases, textbook publishers will allow you to include copies of figures in your PowerPoints and online classrooms, but usually only when the textbook is...

The licences for some of the e-journals provided by the Library allow instructors to upload articles into secure learning management systems such as those available through Queen's (onQ/Desire2Learn/Medtech etc.). While there may be good reason...

Yes, there is a difference. Posting something on your own website means you are making the work available world-wide. Wide distribution makes relying on fair dealing more complicated and use like this is not generally covered by any University...

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

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

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...

Print, Scan, Copy

Yes, you can! Instructions for printing to the Library's printers using your Windows or Mac laptop can be viewed on the PrintQ page.