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LRC Website: User Policies

Who Can Use the LRC


  • USU Faculty Students & Staff (Billeted)
  • *USU Faculty (non-billeted)
  • HJF Contractors (not at USU)
  • USU Postgraduate Dental School
  • *Adjunct Faculty
  • *Alumni
  • Other

*Limited services at this time.

User Agreement

USU Electronic Resources (ER) Library Portal User Agreement


Your ER account username and password is for your use only. In order to legally comply with our resource provider contracts, all ER access must be strictly accounted for. Sharing of your account information is forbidden.

Your ER password is subject to protection policies defined by the U.S. Department of Defense -- including the length, sophistication and the duration of the password. The optional use of a DoD Common Access Card (CAC) is supported and encouraged.

If you receive your ER account in the role of a USU Alum:

  1. You must surrender your account privileges as soon as you leave the employ of the U.S. military or federal service. Your privileges are generally contingent upon your e-mail address (ending in .MIL or .GOV) remaining operational.
  2. Some resource providers (such as UpToDate) will limit or restrict alumni access to content.

Unless explicitly identified as open access or public domain content, you should act under the assumption that any content provided through this portal is protected under the U.S. copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code). Content should never be reproduced, redistributed, e-mailed, or re-posted in any shared digital repository without the expressed written consent of the copyright holder. Content should be used for educational, clinical or scholarly research purposes in accordance with "Fair Use" guidelines and proper attribution.

Databases contain at least some copyrighted data or intellectual property. As a result, all database content (including citations and abstracts) should be treated with the same respect for rights and limitations to copyrighted work as original content.

Content providers do not permit the use of digital "robotic harvesting" or any systematic copying of large quantities of published content to a local computer system. Do not use them -- they will be detected.

This portal and its applications adhere to privacy and security policies of the Uniformed Services University as outlined at

In the context of printed or physical materials in one of the circulating collections, or obtained through the Material Request channels of the James A. Zimble Learning Resource Center, you agree to be financially responsible for any of the borrowed materials that are lost, damaged or returned late.


The copyright law of the United States (Title 17. United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. Of these specified conditions, one is that the photocopy/reproduction is NOT TO BE "USED FOR ANY PURPOSES OTHER THAN PRIVATE STUDY, SCHOLARSHIP, OR RESEARCH." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

The James A. Zimble Learning Resource Center reserves the right to refuse to accept any request for content if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.

I acknowledged and agreed to the Copyright Warning above as a condition for receiving ER/LRC user privileges.

James A. Zimble Learning Resource Center • 4301 Jones Bridge Rd. Bethesda, MD 20814 • Main Number: 301-295-3189 • AMI Helpdesk: 301-295-3358