E-resources that allow upload to Blackboard

According to AU Library’s license agreements with the publishers, you are allowed to upload documents to Blackboard from the databases, publishers and e-journals listed below providing you adhere to the following conditions:

  • You are required to name the source of the document (title, author and publisher)
  • You are required to remove the document from Blackboard when no longer in use. In other words the licenses do not allow you to use Blackboard as a permanent archive.


  • ACM Digital Library
  • American Physical Society
  • BioOne
  • Brill’s New Pauly
  • ClinicalKey
  • Cochrane Library
  • Factiva
  • Index Islamicus
  • Kluwer Law Online
  • OECD iLibrary
  • Optics InfoBase
  • Proquest, all databases
  • WARC (World Advertising Research Center)


  • Alexander Street Press
  • American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Medical Association
  • American Physiological Society
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
  • American Society for Nutrition (ASN)
  • American Society for Pharmacology (ASPET)
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • American Society of Plant Biologist (ASPB)
  • BMJ Publishing
  • Brill
  • Cambridge
  • Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press
  • Emerald
  • FASEB - Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
  • Future Medicine
  • Future Science
  • Idunn
  • Inderscience
  • Informa Healthcare
  • Institute of Physics (IoP)
  • IOS Press
  • Karger
  • MA Healthcare (Mark Allen Press)
  • Maney Publishing
  • Mary Ann Liebert
  • Nature Publishing Group
  • Optical Society of America
  • Palgrave
  • Portland Press
  • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • Sage
  • Science (AAAS)
  • Society of Exploration Geophysicists (only for e-journals and not e-books)
  • Spie
  • Springer
  • University of California Press
  • Wageningen Academic Publishers
  • Walter De Gruyter 
  • Wiley-Blackwell


  • Annals of Internal Medicine
  • Beneficial Microbes
  • British Journal of Radiology
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Duke Mathematical Journal
  • Journal of Animal Science (JAS)
  • Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering
  • Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN)
  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • Plant Cell
  • Plant Physiology
  • Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)

What is copyright?

Copyright protects the creators of texts, music, images, websites, television broadcasts, databases, etc. The vast majority of works are protected by copyright. The copyright represents a balance between creator and user. One should therefore be aware of one’s own copyright, as well as respecting the rights of others. Developments in the digital world have brought an increased focus on copyright, this also applies to the use of copyrighted material within universities.

Copyright law

What is Copydan?

Copydan is an association that manages the copyright of a range of rights holders. This management of rights consists of the collection and redistribution of remuneration in connection with copyrights held under licensing agreements. Read more at www.copydan.dk

Framework agreements

Framework Agreement of 1 January, 2017, between Aarhus University and Copydan, on the reproduction of copyrighted material.

(Agreement on scanning and storage possibilities, as well as rights when producing course packs)

Agreement of 16 May, 2012 between Aarhus University and Copydan Visual concerning the use of images at Aarhus University.

(Agreement on the lawful use of individual printed and digital pictures in teaching materials)

Copydan Visual has a brief description of the agreement (in danish).