University Libraries

University Libraries



Hawaii Loa Campus
Cooke Academic Center
45-045 Kamehameha Highway
Kaneohe, HI 96744
(808) 236-3505




Downtown Campus
LB Building
1060 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 544-1133

Electronic Course Packets

The practice of archiving content from the Libraries' electronic resources for Electronic Course Packets is prohibited by most vendors and publishers.. Although twelve of our databases allow Course Packets, forty-one do not. For complete listings, see below.

It is the Libraries' opinion that the best practice of referring a student to a specific electronic journal article is to refer the student to the specific database and have the student search for the specific article. This practice satisfies database vendor and publisher restrictions, and also benefits the student by familiarizing the student with the Libraries' databases.

Alternatively, the student may be provided with a stable URL that links to the article. Not all URLs generated by a database are 'stable;' many databases use temporary URLs that expire within a few hours. This is overcome by creating a stable URL. A stable URL may be generated by going to CrossRef. Scroll down to "Search an Article Title;" Enter the article's title and the author's last name; CrossRef will generate a stable URL that may be copied and posted as a reference. This method is approved of by vendors and publishers and provides easy access to an electronic journal article.

Databases that allow Course Packets:
   ACM Digital Library    Emerald Fulltext
   AnthroSource    Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
   BioOne    General Science Full Text
   CIAO Online    IEEE Computer Society Digital Library
   CHEMnetBASE    Combined Chemical Dictionary
   CultureGrams    Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

Databases that DO NOT allow Course Packets:
   AccessScience    Literature Resource Center
   ACLS Humanities eBook Project    LLBA
   American Chemical Society    LWW
   ASFA    MDConsult & FirstConsult
   Books 24x7    MEDLINE
   CINAHL    Mergent Online
   Communication & Mass Media Complete    MLA
   CQ Researcher    NetLibrary
   CredoReference    New York Times, Historic
   EBM Reviews    Newspapers - ProQuest
   Ebrary    Nursing Consult
   EBSCOhost    Oceanic Abstracts
   Education Research Complete    Pacific Business News
   Gale Virtual Reference Library    R2 Digital Library 
   Historic Documents    ScienceDirect
   Historical Abstracts w/ Full-Text    SciFinder
   Hoover's    Social Work Abstracts
   Hospitality & Tourism Complete    SocINDEX with Full Text
   Humanities International Complete    SRDS Online
   InformaWorld    Stat!Ref

If you have questions, comments or suggestions, we are here to help. Email the Library at, or phone (808) 544-1133.